Staff Writer/Online Producer - NationalJournal.com

Location
Washington
Posted
Mar 20, 2008
Closes
Apr 19, 2008
Contact
Ms. Lyndsay Polloway
Role
Writer
Duration
Full Time
A must-read destination for Washington insiders, NationalJournal.com seeks a Staff Writer/Online Producer with sharp writing and editing skills, a new media mindset, and a desire to grow within our expanding Web enterprise. NationalJournal.com publishes a growing range of original content and services and serves as the online home of National Journal magazine, The Hotline, and CongressDaily.

Position Description:

The Staff Writer/Online Producer will help manage the day-to-day tasks of creating and publishing a wide variety of Web content for one of DC’s most prestigious readerships.

Daily responsibilities range from writing blog entries and online-only stories to formatting audio/visual files and interactive content to helping conceive and create special report packages for the Web.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

This job requires both editorial and technical skills. We're not looking for just a reporter, and we're not looking for a programmer. We're looking for someone who understands that the future of editorial content has no media boundaries. The successful candidate will demonstrate solid news judgment, an understanding of 21st century media and be highly interested in the business of government.

Additional Requirements Include:

•1-3 years professional experience in an online news environment or an expressed interest in and understanding of the Web
•Solid knowledge of AP style
•Ability to work on multiple deadlines
•A working knowledge of HTML and Web publishing techniques
•Previous professional writing and reporting experience
•A keen interest in politics and policy - knowledge of Congress and politics is a plus
•Strong work ethic and motivation to succeed
•A positive, good-natured, energetic attitude
•An interest in learning and contributing to the team


Atlantic Media Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please visit National Journal Group’s parent company Atlantic Media at www.atlanticmediacompany.com to apply online.

Please note that a cover letter is required for this position.