Political Reporter

Location
Washington DC Strongly Preferred
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience.
Posted
Feb 12, 2019
Metro Area
Washington
Duration
Full Time

OVERVIEW: Shareblue Media is seeking experienced political reporters to join our team. Ideal candidates will have at least three years of experience writing for an online publication in a fast-paced news environment, with a solid understanding of national politics, and the ability to write quickly, concisely, and accurately, through a progressive lens.

ABOUT US: Shareblue Media is an American media company. We tell real-world stories to give voice to the heroes fighting for American values. We are a rapidly growing community that is optimistic, honest, and unafraid.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create original reporting, breaking news coverage, and news analysis that is informative, concise, and emotionally resonant, with a focus on people, not policy.
  • Track political news developments in real time. Consume news voraciously.
  • Pitch new ideas and angles throughout the day.
  • Ensure every piece of content you submit aligns with Shareblue editorial guidelines, which embrace a conversational tone, factual precision, and impeccable grammar and punctuation.
  • Maintain a wide network of sources within American politics and progressive issue advocacy.
  • Promote content via social channels and other professional connections.
  • Collaborate with other team members as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Politically savvy, aware, and engaged, with an insatiable appetite for news.
  • A competitive streak — you delight in finding scoops and breaking news.
  • Excellent news judgment — you’ve got an incredible radar for underreported stories our readers will want to know about, and a knack for framing widely covered stories in a unique way.
  • Communicative, engaged, and eager to take initiative at every stage of the process.
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities simultaneously. Able to adjust priorities and/or story focus quickly as the news shifts.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and obsessed with executing, even in the face of obstacles.
  • Ability to work well with others in a virtual workspace.

Salary commensurate with experience. DC-based reporters are strongly preferred.

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