The Military Times group comprises Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times. Established in 1940, Military Times has earned its role as part of the fabric of the U.S. military community, playing an important role as the premier, dedicated, independent news source for the active-duty military, their families, veteran and retirees.
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Military Times is hiring a reporter to fill a critical role in the newsroom covering the Navy and Marine Corps and its operations around the world. This reporter will assist in daily news coverage for the Military Times’ web sites as well as crafting magazine-style enterprise and investigative pieces for the bi-weekly news magazine that is distributed in print to military communities worldwide.
This position requires both immediate reporting of breaking news, as well as consistent work on a handful of longer-term projects that will include both individual and team-reporting assignments, a strong work ethic, as well as time management and organizational skills are all necessary. Prior military service is a plus, but is not required. A detailed understanding of the military community is strongly preferred.
This reporter’s beat will include all aspects of the Navy and Marine Corps, from the politics of Capitol Hill and the four-star leadership at the Pentagon to the rank-and-file sailors and Marines here at home and deployed overseas. Topics will include personnel policies, military criminal justice, fleet-level technology and overseas operations along with their geopolitical issues that affect them.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, multitasker and clear communicator who is dedicated to informing those in uniform while striving to enhance the American public’s understanding of military affairs and important national security issues. He or she must be focused and decisive during breaking news events, and adept at spotting the trends that yield deep, meaningful enterprise.
Writing sample submissions required with application.
- Source-driven beat coverage that prioritizes exclusive and timely news relevant to service members.
- Writing web stories and developing multimedia packages with slideshows and videos.
- Developing and executing ideas for covers stories examining timely issues relevant to service members.
- Working with the multi-media team to identify and execute video-based projects for both short and long-term coverage
Required Functional & Technical Qualifications:
- At least two years of reporting experience, with familiarity of military affairs.
- Experience in multi-media production
- Strong knowledge of social media for use as both a reporting tool and a publishing platform.
- A history of using Freedom of Information Act requests, as well as working informally with government agencies to acquire information, is beneficial.
- Experience covering issues, government agencies or stakeholders related to the beat is important. These include: the military, veterans, higher education, careers and entrepreneurship.
Located outside of Washington, D.C., the Military Times media network (Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times) is an independent authority on the U.S. armed forces. We have a proud legacy of producing award-winning investigative journalism. Our reporters cover conflict and overseas contingency operations, military weapons and technology, policymaking at the Pentagon and military personnel issues. We advocate on behalf of rank-and-file service members and their families by asking tough questions of their leaders and aggressively holding to account those who break the rules.