NY Times seeks an economics correspondent in DC

February 8, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Washington bureau of the New York Times is seeking a domestic economic policy correspondent with a focus on narrative storytelling that examines how Washington’s policies are filtering through the economy and impacting workers, families, businesses, communities and other areas of life.

This would be a news-driven role and would involve a reporter who can break news while also looking for rich stories about how federal programs, rules, policies and guidance are working, where they are falling short, if they are being misused and what they are failing to address. It would look primarily at fiscal and financial policy – taxes, safety net programs, federal subsidies for industries and other direct spending – as well as investigating how the government is allocating the billions of dollars it has now committed to areas like infrastructure and racial equity.

Candidates should be excited about juggling breaking news and live coverage, have familiarity with economic data and have a knack for bringing arcane and complex topics to life with color, anecdotes and captivating prose.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY.

The annual base pay range for this role is between $115,506.56 and $170,000.00.

To apply, go here.

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