Montgomery County Government and Politics Reporter

Washington, DC
Sep 02, 2022
Oct 07, 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 seeking an enterprising and creative reporter to cover Montgomery County government and politics.

The reporter will hold decision-makers in this wealthy county accountable and explore the widening inequities in it. The best candidates will demonstrate an ability to scrutinize power and deliver well-told stories with impact. We are looking for someone who understands the importance of centering accountability stories in communities too often overlooked by elected officials.

This reporter will use data, open records and source-building to contextualize residents' experiences at the intersection of complex political and social dynamics in a rapidly diversifying county.

We are looking for someone who understands that the stories playing out in this D.C. suburb are also happening in suburbs throughout the country. This reporter should be able to provide local readers with the information they need, while also appealing to our national and global audience.

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 newsroom.

There is a strong internal candidate for this position, but we are eager to hear from anyone with an interest in local beat reporting. Interested candidates should upload a résumé, three of their best clips (as PDFs) and a cover letter articulating their vision for the beat to our jobs portal.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 09/21/2022 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 Burnell 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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