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BuzzFeed News is hiring a national Political Reporter to cover the future of the Republican Party.
This job will use every tool at your disposal — on any given day you might publish a breaking story, something more analytical, or an investigative narrative. We are looking for someone with ideas for unique avenues of reporting, who can write with voice, and has a proven ability to develop and maintain high-level sources in Republican and right-wing politics.
This is a high-target beat. You would be tasked with sourcing with the most important people in Republican politics on the Hill and around the country, and charging head-first at ambitious stories. These are the kinds of stories that we already have experience with at BuzzFeed News, from breaking the first explosive news about MeToo on the Hill to pushing to differentiate our coverage in the middle of political crises, such as impeachments, major legislation, and the influence and use of false conspiracy theories and violence in politics.
A focus would be exposing the secrets and scandals of powerful Republicans, particularly in Congress at the start of the new administration. The beat will likely refocus as the midterm elections approach, and will likely refocus again after those elections are over and the 2024 race begins to take shape.
Our goal each day is to produce excellent political news that is well-reported, accurate, sharp, accountability-driven, and substantial — from scoops to features underpinned by emotional intelligence and the real-world impacts that policies and politics have on people in the US.
You should have ambitions for breaking news on this beat and telling big stories about the leading figures in this world, and be excited by the prospect of working within a collaborative politics team and newsroom.
This position may initially be based in Washington DC, especially at the start, but we are open to reporters based elsewhere. The person will report to our political editor, who is based in New York.
You should have experience both breaking news and working on deeply reported, explosive stories. You should bring strong ideas about the future of the GOP and about how to report on the fight for the party’s identity in Congress, and nationally, now that the Trump presidency is over but Trumpism is not. You should understand the key and emerging figures in the changing party, and the forces — both in Washington and around the country — that are defining its direction.
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A generous benefits program featuring PTO, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.
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