National Politics Reporter, Voters

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 06, 2022
Closes
Sep 04, 2022
Ref
JR-90273645
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 to cover voters and the changing American electorate for the National politics team.

This reporter will carve out a new beat focused on evolving demographics in battleground states and the ways candidates, campaigns and interest groups seek to mobilize voter blocs large and small. We are looking for someone who can illuminate how political forces animate disparate groups of voters, and why many Americans do not participate in elections.

The ideal candidate will have a quick metabolism and competitive drive, spotting trends early with ground-level reporting. We are seeking a journalist who can develop sources and move quickly to break news out in the country, excavating revelatory stories that illuminate nuances about disparate voting groups. The ability to write with clarity and grace, as well as to travel on short notice, is a must.

We will expect this reporter to work cooperatively with colleagues on the National politics staff and on other teams. A commitment to innovative storytelling using photo, video, graphics, data and design to find fresh ways to explain political news and engage with readers is essential.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

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.

To apply, upload a cover letter outlining your vision for the job, a résumé and five clips (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 06/17/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Senior Politics Editor Dan Eggen, Deputy National Politics Editor Vanessa Williams, National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker, 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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