Staff Writer

Location
Washington
Posted
Sep 24, 2012
Closes
Oct 24, 2012
Contact
Ms. Tiffany Mortimer
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
We’re looking for people who are team players and comfortable sharing their expertise with colleagues. The candidate selected for this position will work closely with the editorial staff of Governing magazine and GOVERNING.com to continue to make our magazine and website the go-to source for news and analysis on state and local government.

Responsibilities for GOVERNING Staff writer position:

--Writing monthly features for Governing magazine
--Posting self-reported news and blog items on our website
--Providing coverage and analysis of developments in state and local governments
--Helping conceive and develop story ideas for the magazine and web
--Helping identify outside resources and reports to highlight

Additional qualifications include:
--Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years’ experience covering a regular beat for a news outlet
--Knowledge of state and local government news and issues a plus
--Ability to develop original story ideas of interest to readership
--Strong writing and analytic skills
--Good news judgment. If news breaks, you recognize it, sound the appropriate alarms and start writing
--Strong work ethic and motivation to succeed
--A positive, good-natured, energetic attitude
--An interest in learning and contributing to the team
--A commitment to nonpartisan reporting and writing
--Ability to represent GOVERNING in media appearances and at policy-related events


No phone calls.

Please send cover letter and resume.

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