NY Times seeks tax reporter in DC
The Washington Bureau and Business Day of the New York Times are looking for a reporter to cover taxes and what could be the biggest proposed overhaul to the tax code in a generation.
You would need to be an aggressive news breaker who can source all aspects of the story. You would also need the ability to understand the complexity of the tax code, but be able to write about it in a cogent way for readers.
An eye for stories that explain how taxes affect both individuals and companies is also a must, as well as collaborating with reporters around the world. You should be able to write well and fast, and juggle multiple stories, from news to in-depth investigations and enterprise.
Experience covering taxes is preferable. But the position may work for a proven reporter in Washington who can break news and dive into the subject.
Applicants should be collaborative and creative and come to the job with the experience, whether in newspapers, magazines or online, to hit the ground running.
Editor position: Applicants should submit a résumé, examples of previous work, and a memo outlining their vision for the job to email@example.com. The memo is the most important part of the application.
Some questions to wrestle with for your memo:
- What audiences should we be focusing on?
- How will our coverage fit into their lives, and how will they experience it?
- How will we distinguish our coverage from other journalism in this space?
- What will be the main vehicles for the coverage? Features? News?
- What stories are we willing not to do?
Reporter positions: Applicants should submit a résumé and examples of previous work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please put the job you’re applying for — Tax reporter — in the subject line of your email.