The New Jersey Globe has an immediate opening for an ambitious and high-energy political reporter to cover the always-exciting, never-disappointing world of politics in New Jersey. The position is entry-level and full-time.”
Our ideal candidate is someone who loves politics and with an extraordinary interest in campaigns, elections, and government. Reporters are expected to move effortlessly from covering statewide elected officials and candidates to reporting on local politics. The ability to extrapolate data and turn it into interesting graphics is a plus. We’re looking for a relentless reporter who can work a beat and break stories with analytical and storytelling chops. Strong writing skills are essential.
The ability to forge solid, trusted, two-sided relationships with public officials, party leaders, and campaign staff is of great importance – as is the ability to cast your personal opinions aside and look at every story objectively. New Jersey politics demands a strong will and a good sense of humor.
Longtime New Jerseyans and out-of-staters willing to move to New Jersey are both encouraged to apply. And we especially like fresh, young faces eager to begin their careers.
Reporters are expected to work on brisk deadlines, producing brief and long-form stories on issues from assigned topics and generating story ideas in consultation with the editor. Being self motivated and having a great work ethic is a big plus.
- Recognize and develop news stories
- Fast turn-around on competitive breaking news
- Collect, verify, and analyze news leads
- Investigate contentious issues and illuminate how complex stories affect people
- Tell accurate stories and debunk misinformation
- Attend press briefings and events
- Remain up-to-date with current events
Demonstrate comfort with data and social media
Reporters are expected to work regular hours with the ability to shift their day quickly depending on breaking news. We want you to attend political events not because you must but because you wouldn’t want to be elsewhere. And you need to value campaigns and elections as much as governing.
If this is you, please apply:
Steve Kornacki, PoliticsNJ reporter, 2002-2006: https://twitter.com/i/status/1590803986508029960
David Wasserman, Politics NJ intern, 2001-2002: https://twitter.com/wildstein/status/1391104944258830336?s=20
Applications should include a resume, cover letter and writing samples and be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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