Justice Department Reporter

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 17, 2022
Closes
Jun 01, 2022
Ref
JR-90273585
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

The Washington Post is looking for an enterprising reporter and skilled writer to cover the Justice Department. This is a demanding, competitive beat that comprises subjects from the investigation of Jan. 6 to foreign and domestic terrorism, gun proliferation, prison abuses and more.

The job requires the ability to juggle high-profile breaking news with ambitious enterprise. A history of developing deep sourcing is essential. The ideal candidate will also be able to explain the political currents in and reverberations of legal actions, and to write in a compelling way about how decisions made by the attorney general and Justice Department officials impact American lives.

A willingness to work collaboratively with fellow Justice Department reporters and others across the newsroom is required. This includes a commitment to innovative storytelling using photo, video, graphics, data and design to find fresh ways to explain complex legal decisions and engage with readers. While previous experience covering DOJ or law enforcement is a plus, we also are eager to hear from experienced journalists with an interest in this line of coverage.

This position is based in our Washington 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.

If you are interested in the position, upload a cover letter outlining your vision for the job, a résumé and five pieces (as PDFs) you've written to our jobs portal by 05/31/2022. The cover letter should be addressed to Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker, National Security Editor Peter Finn, Deputy National Security Editor Debbi Wilgoren, and Managing Editors Steven Ginsberg and Krissah Thompson.

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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