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The Intercept seeks investigative reporter

October 13, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Intercept is looking for an energetic investigative reporter to expand its coverage of Washington.

The reporter must be able to work collaboratively with other reporters, researchers, and editors at the Intercept, as well as outside partners on occasion, and have an interest in covering politics as a meaningful enterprise rather than a sporting event.


  • At least 7 years of journalism experience
  • Track record of breaking news online
  • Comfort with and interest in writing both fast-turnaround posts and longer investigative pieces
  • Extensive experience with filing FOIA and other public records requests
  • Ability to file copy that’s clean, accurate, and provocative, appealing to both a niche and broad audience
  • An independent perspective and a strong writing voice
  • Ability to respond to shifting priorities and demands, based on organizational needs and the news cycle
  • Ability to work well both on teams and independently, and receive constructive feedback
  • An understanding that reporting is not just an observational exercise, but is participatory, and an appreciation of the responsibility that comes with that recognition

With your application, please include or link to up to 5 clips that illustrate your writing, reporting, and/or technological abilities. This position is based in either Washington, D.C. or New York City.

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