The Daily 202 Reporter

Washington, DC
Nov 17, 2020
Dec 01, 2020
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 ambitious reporter to anchor The Daily 202, the popular political newsletter that is currently anchored by James Hohmann, who is joining the Opinions department as a columnist. This is a demanding and high-profile position that requires a news junkie and a creative thinker who is skilled at connecting the dots about news developments in Washington and around the country and the world.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of writing conceptual scoops and a deep understanding of how Washington works. Candidates should be able to identify the most important themes and storylines from the rush of news that breaks daily and skillfully synthesize those events in a meaningful and revelatory way. The main responsibility of this reporter will be writing the newsletter's Big Idea, an originally reported top that leads the newsletter and often sets the agenda for political decision-makers, who read it in their inboxes and on The Post website. Experience in audio and interest in hosting the Daily 202 podcast is a plus.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position will not be eligible for remote work. There is also the possibility of nighttime and early morning 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.

Those interested should upload a cover letter, résumé and three examples of your work to our job portal by Nov. 30. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to National Editor Steven Ginsberg, Assignment Editor Rachel Van Dongen, and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson.

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