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Be Part of the Story

Storytelling Researcher

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10013954 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted May. 04, 2022

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position will be responsible for the initial and continuous reporting, as well as researching of story ideas and photography plans, for the creation and development of articles published in National Geographic magazine across platforms and time frames. This is a hybrid position, dividing time between National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and working remotely from home.

Responsibilities:

  • Report, research, and edit content for NGM articles in development
  • Compile, organize, and provide research materials to photo editors for planning of photo coverage
  • As needed, compile, organize, and provide research materials to text editors for planning of text coverage
  • Find and communicate with experts; identify and acquire authoritative information
  • Monitor and edit content during development and production process, ensuring accuracy of final product
  • Write and/or edit notes of intent as needed
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with experts and sources

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of editorial or research experience.
  • Familiarity with National Geographic core storytelling lenses including archaeology, geography, culture and history, environment, travel, and natural history.
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to concisely explain a problem and to articulate a solution.
  • Management and people skills to deal positively and productively with a wide range of personalities across multiple disciplines
  • Ability to grasp and critically evaluate new subject matter quickly.
  • Familiarity with software and websites used in editorial and research activities (e.g., Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, search and index services).
  • Sound journalistic judgment and the ability to balance accuracy with compelling narrative and visual storytelling. Curiosity about topics covered in National Geographic Partners products.
  • Superior organization and the ability to budget time and handle several tasks simultaneously under the pressure of tight deadlines.
     

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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