Political Advocacy Reporter

The Washington Times
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 27

Position description

The Washington Times is seeking experienced reporter with keen eyes and acute political senses to join its politics team.     

The political advocacy reporter is expected to produce a steady stream of daily and enterprise coverage of national political news, with a heavy focus on Washington’s advocacy groups. The successful candidate will be able to spot stories on both the politics and policy side, as well as develop sources among advocacy groups, lobbying shops, lawmakers and congressional staffs.  

The Politics Team covers the three branches of government, major issues bubbling up in the states as well as national and state elections. The ideal candidate will be a strong, fast writer who can quickly file stories to the website and then develop them to give the newspaper’s readers additional insight is mandatory. Travel may be required. Evening, weekend and holiday hours may be required.  

At least five years' experience covering Washington politics or five years covering a state legislature is preferred. Fast-paced, often highly pressured newsroom environment with strict deadlines. Must be able to structure work assignments with minimal supervision.  

The Washington Times offers a competitive base salary and commission, as well as, medical, dental, vision, company-paid life insurance, and a generous paid time off program, matching 401(k) plan, and FREE on-site parking! If you have a huge drive to succeed, outstanding work ethic, integrity, a proven professional with excellent communication skills who is ready to take the lead, apply TODAY!  

 

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