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Washington Post seeks economic policy reporter

April 22, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Washington Post is seeking a congressional correspondent to cover budget and economic issues on Capitol Hill, a core-mission beat focused on some of the most hard-fought and important decisions in Washington.

A successful job candidate for this position on the Business staff would be determined to break news and work collaboratively with colleagues on the Economics and Politics teams.

Many of Congress’s most contentious debates revolve around economic policy, including the budget, taxes, the debt ceiling, government shutdowns, stimulus bills and the minimum wage. Each of these issues can consume Washington, and there are times when all are in play at once. This reporter will be at the center of these fights, decoding the nuance for experts while explaining the news to a broad group of readers. The ability to write stories with sweep and speed is paramount.

Fluency in how the Capitol operates is a bonus, but we are searching for someone who is hungry for news and looking to reveal how Congress works – and doesn’t work.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom, with considerable time spent on Capitol Hill. Once we resume normal operations, it will not be eligible for remote work.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and three clips (as PDFs) to our jobs portal by April 30. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor David Cho, Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Economics Editor Damian Paletta, and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson. There is a strong internal candidate, but we would like to hear from anyone interested in congressional coverage or economic policy.

To apply, go here.

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