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Washington Post seeks an economic policy investigations reporter

February 13, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

The Washington Post is seeking an investigative reporter for its economics team who focuses on how corporations and special interest groups influence laws and regulation and the consequences of those actions for the country.

The government is playing a huge role in shaping the economy through deregulation, tax cuts, spending increases, trade policies and other interventions in the private sector. These actions create a major opportunity for a reporter who can examine how money, influence and access can affect how policy is crafted. This reporter should be able to identify the hidden winners and losers of these decisions and report on the long-term risks associated with them.

The ideal candidate should be prepared to jump into fast-breaking developments and pivot quickly toward news events that warrant deeper exploration, while juggling ambitious, original enterprise.

This reporter should have experience in both investigative reporting and policy reporting, with an understanding of lobbying, the budget process, federal agencies and Capitol Hill. A deep supply of sources and the ability to use data and documents, including those obtained through public records requests, are a plus.

The position is based in our Washington newsroom and is not eligible for remote work.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter explaining their approach to the position, and three examples of their work (submitted as PDFs) to David Cho (, Zachary Goldfarb (, Damian Paletta ( or Tracy Grant ( by Feb. 27.

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