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The Washington Post seeks a politics breaking news reporter

March 16, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Washington Post is looking for a nimble and versatile reporter to join its national politics breaking news team.

The breaking news team anchors some of The Post’s biggest political stories of the day and helps lead our real-time coverage of major events, such as presidential addresses, congressional votes, Supreme Court decisions, candidate debates and election nights.

We are seeking a reporter with a strong track record of writing with authority, accuracy and precision on tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to move quickly among topics, as well as an expertise in politics to apply smart context to fast-developing stories.

In addition, this reporter must have strong organizational and communication skills.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and could include some evening work.

If you are interested in the position, upload a cover letter outlining your vision for the job, a résumé and five pieces you’ve written (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 3/29/2023 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker, Senior Politics Editor Dan Eggen, Politics Breaking News Editor Donna Cassata and Managing Editor Krissah Thompson.

Estimated salary: $49.8K – $63.1K a year

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