Politics Breaking News Reporter

7 days left

Washington, DC
Jun 20, 2022
Jul 02, 2022
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 a nimble and versatile reporter to join its national politics breaking news team.

The breaking news team anchors some of The Post's biggest political stories of the day and helps lead our real-time coverage of major events, such as presidential addresses, congressional votes, Supreme Court decisions, candidate debates and election nights.

We are seeking a reporter with a strong track record of writing with authority, accuracy and precision on tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to move quickly among topics, as well as an expertise in politics to apply smart context to fast-developing stories. In addition, this reporter must have strong organizational and communication skills.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and could include some evening work.

If you are interested in the position, upload a cover letter outlining your vision for the job, a résumé and five pieces you've written (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 07/01/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker, Senior Politics Editor Dan Eggen, Politics Breaking News Editor, Donna Cassata 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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