Political Investigations Reporter

Washington, DC
Aug 22, 2022
Oct 05, 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 tenacious and resourceful journalist to unearth revelatory investigative stories about political figures, candidates and institutions.

This is a challenging assignment that demands a seasoned reporter who can pursue original pieces with rigor and depth. We will be looking to this reporter to write definitive accountability pieces about an array of high-profile subjects, including candidates seeking public office and interest groups attempting to sway government policy.

The ideal candidate must have a strong track record of investigative reporting and an ability to write with clarity, precision and authority about complicated subjects. We are seeking a reporter with a quick metabolism and competitive drive, someone comfortable pivoting based on news demands and hungry to uncover new revelations about subjects under intense media scrutiny. This reporter must welcome collaboration and have a commitment to innovative storytelling using photo, video, graphics, data and design.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

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. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 09/09/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker, Senior National Investigations Editor Peter Wallsten, Senior Politics Editor Dan Eggen, 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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