Western Journalism is seeking an experienced and aggressive reporter to cover the news of Washington, DC during the Trump administration, including covering the White House. The job involves press duty in the briefing room as part of a rotation but also breaking news. We want to provide distinctive coverage of this huge moment in history to our audience, through our dedication of truth. We want someone who knows how to find sources and the inside scoop for what is really happening. Western Journalism is committed to its founding principles: honesty, integrity, and meticulous work ethic.

Responsibilities

  • 3+ years of relevant experience

  • News Junkie

  • Report on current events happening in US elections, domestic and international affairs, and relevant topics as needed

  • Construct arguments to support truth in honest and accurate reporting

  • Fact-check statements, data, evidence, and other elements to support claims in reporting

  • Accept feedback from editorial team and apply new knowledge to writing for our highly engaged audience

  • Ability to research and analyze a variety of topics

  • Write content catered to our audience

  • Ensure that your writing is accurate and objective

  • Ability to work with the content team to brainstorm and generate ideas for stories

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Proven track record of developing D.C. sources, 3+ years of relevant experience

  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines

  • Keen interest in current events and politics

  • Ability to interact with colleagues and field contacts

  • Ability to adapt to the inherent changes of an evolving and growing company

  • Passion for writing and a firm grasp of grammatical structure

  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS is a plus

  • Experience writing for a print or online news outlet is a plus

  • Knowledge of AP Style

Company Perks

We value company culture and hold it to a high standard for this reason we try to make work a fun, relaxed and highly productive environment, therefore, we offer:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans for full-time employees

  • 401K

  • Flexible PTO