Arlington/Alexandria Reporter

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 16, 2021
Closes
Mar 01, 2021
Ref
JR-90272035
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 has an opening for a versatile reporter to cover politics and government in Arlington and Alexandria.

The two Northern Virginia jurisdictions often offer early glimpses of what become national stories: Community discord over affordable housing, immigration and health-care disparities became evident in Arlington and Alexandria before most other major suburban areas and remain key tension points.

We are looking for someone who can cover these issues, along with politics and policy, in ways that inform our local readers and resonate with our national and global audience. We want a reporter who can spot developments that set Arlington and Alexandria apart from other areas regionally and nationally but who can also examine what they have in common with other suburban areas.

The watchdog role is paramount, so a track record of high-impact accountability reporting is a plus. We're looking for a reporter with a creative and digitally sophisticated approach to storytelling who can handle breaking news, write revealing analysis pieces and deliver frequent scoops.

Collegiality is essential. The successful candidate should be able to work on a team with other politics reporters and collaborate with visual journalists.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, it will not be eligible for remote 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.

If you are interested, please upload a résumé, cover letter and three clips (as PDFs) to our job portal by Feb. 26. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Local Editor Mike Semel, Deputy Local Editor Monica Norton, Local Politics Editor Jennifer Barrios and Managing Editors Tracy Grant 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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