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The Politics Reporter, based in Washington, D.C., will break news on the broad progressive movement—from the halls of Congress to protests in the streets. The reporter is expected to produce enterprise and fast-moving stories on the strategies and tactics of the various elements of the new Left, as well as on progressives’ interactions with both mainstream Democrats and Republicans. This reporter will be an integral part 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 both progressive politics and policy. 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.
Interview major players in the progressive movement.
Track down sources and comb through public records.
Contribute to breaking news coverage of major events.
Scoop-minded, with a proven track record of landing exclusive stories .
An understanding of pressing topics for diverse cultures, communities, and racial and ethnic identities.
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, writing skills, and an ability to critically analyze subjects.
A self-starter who can conceive and execute stories with impact.
Based in Washington, D.C.
3+ years of experience.
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