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POLITICO Politics Reporter in Arlington, Virginia


POLITICO is seeking an ambitious reporter and writer. We’re looking for an entrepreneurial journalist who knows, loves and can explain politics and lives to break original news. The reporter will work closely with POLITICO’s team of politics and policy journalists and contribute to our broader coverage — including feature stories about the people, places and institutions driving the conversation about American politics.

What you’ll do:

  • Write fast and analytically with flair and style

  • Demonstrate the core journalistic values of integrity and compassion

  • Produce a smart, savvy blend of scoops, analysis and smart aggregation

  • Work as part of a team and collaborate on beat coverage and in-depth pieces

What you'll need:

  • Familiarity with politics and campaigns

  • A track record of clean, clear, authoritative writing

  • Ability to break news and work on deadline while also pursuing enterprise stories

  • Collaborative spirit to work as part of a team

We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors, collaborators, and talent cultivators. Our culture is defined by grit, total integrity, and a prioritization on innovation.

We value our people. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, commuter benefits, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)