Politics Reporter, General Assignment

Employer CNBC
Location Washington, DC
Type Full time
Apply by Not specified
More details https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/NBCUniversal3/743999841944536
Posted on August 2, 2022


CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to over 400 million homes worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC’s highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries. CNBC also delivers content across a variety of digital platforms such as: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs. CNBC is a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation.

Job Description


CNBC Digital is looking for a general assignment reporter to join our politics team, backing up reporting in the White House, Congress and federal elections. The ideal candidate will be a clean, fast and accurate writer, with a natural curiosity for how Washington works and what and who is driving policy. This person could cover a White House press briefing one minute, followed by an Elon Musk tweet, criminal indictment or public protest the next.

Duties include:

  • Generating original story ideas and developing fresh angles for reported pieces on the big stories of the day.
  • Filing accurate and fast copy.
  • Maintaining an active presence on social media.
  • Using and cultivating sources and contacts to bring home exclusive news.
  • Sharing information with broader CNBC network in a timely fashion.
  • Being a self-starter hungry to break news, eager to jump on the day’s biggest talkers, pitch and report stories that are original, sharp and distinct.



  • A minimum of three years of experience as a reporter, preferably covering politics.
  • Proven track record of filing accurate and clean stories in a fast-paced, real-time news environment.
  • A collaborative demeanor with experience working and coordinating with multiple teams and across multiple platforms: social media, TV and digital video.
  • The ability to perform in a high-volume, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong writing, reporting, social media and technical skills.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as news breaks.
  • Must be highly motivated, extremely organized, detail-oriented, and possess outstanding communication and coordination skills.

Desired Characteristics:

  • BA or college-level equivalent.
  • Cross-platform experience on radio or TV is a plus.
  • Experience at a major online news site, daily financial publication or political desk of a large daily newspaper.
  • Passionate about digital story-telling and creating the best reader experience online.
  • Ongoing knowledge of and interest in the business world and financial news.
  • Solid understanding of web standards and SEO.

Additional Information

What we’ll offer:

At our Washington D.C. location, you’ll have access to great perks and amenities:

  • Sweat it out – Free onsite fitness center
  • In the action – The D.C. bureau is in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol building, ideal for catching the newsmakers and lawmakers just in time for your next story
  • Commuter’s Dream – The bureau is located just steps from Union Station, a central transportation hub
  • Extras – Our Capitol Hill location is close to dozens of popular lunch options and high-end dinner spots