Senior Report, National Security, Intelligence, and Federal Law Enforcement
This Senior Reporter, based in Washington, DC, will produce enterprise and fast-moving stories sourced in the Intelligence Community, the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and other key national security agencies. They will cover the key players and the pivotal moments—and break news on the internal workings of these organizations. This reporter will be an integral component of The Beast’s coverage of Washington, working with our journalists covering the White House, Congress, and more.
The ideal candidate will have a high news metabolism and be attuned to the politics and policy of national security. The reporter will file stories both for our general audience and exclusively for our Beast Inside members, and must also have demonstrated skills to write quick pieces and deeply-reported articles that weave interviews, profile material, anecdotes, and exclusive details into compelling narratives.
Write and report news stories and features with exclusive information and sharp perspective.
Track down sources and comb through records.
Contribute to breaking news coverage of major events.
Scoop-minded, with a proven track record of landing exclusive stories.
In-depth knowledge of one or more of the major intelligence, national security, and federal law enforcement agencies.
A strong source based in one or more of these agencies.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
Willingness to collaborate with other reporters, editors, and media partners.
Strong reporting and writing skills.
A self-starter who can conceive and execute stories with impact.
Based in Washington, DC
5+ years of experience.
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