Prince George's County Reporter

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 23, 2022
Closes
Sep 17, 2022
Ref
JR-90273559
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

This reporter will hold power to account in the most affluent majority-Black county in the country, delivering ambitious work that probes the root causes of inequities and engages the community.

We are looking for someone with a track record of unearthing news that officials want hidden and distilling the language of policy into crisp, compelling copy. We want high-impact stories centered on the experiences of county residents that reverberate beyond county lines. The ideal candidate will demonstrate successful use of data, open records and source-building to contextualize these experiences at the intersection of complex political and social dynamics. Local journalism scrutinizes how democracy functions closest to the voters; the consequences of lessons learned here extend far beyond Prince George's and the Washington region.

The job requires a sense of urgency, a collaborative spirit and an eagerness to experiment with different storytelling forms.

This position is based in our Washington, D.C. newsroom and is not eligible for remote work.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé, three of their best clips and a cover letter articulating their vision for the beat (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 05/29/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Local Editor Mike Semel, Deputy Local Editor Maria Glod, Local Government and Politics Editor Katy Evans, and Managing Editor Steven Ginsberg.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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