Defense & Foreign Policy Correspondent

National Journal Group
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 21

Position description

Best known as one of Washington’s most trusted media brands for nearly 50 years, National Journal has unmatched teams of specialists dedicated to government affairs, communications, and political research in addition to exceptional journalism.  Our premier products are: National Journal Daily, Hotline, National Journal Leadership Council, Race Tracker, Communications Council, Policy Brands Roundtable, Network Science Initiative, and the Presentation Center.

National Journal seeks an energetic, intellectually curious journalist to join our Capitol Hill team.  Candidates must have excellent writing skills, an understanding of Congress and the political landscape, and a background covering defense and foreign policy at the federal level.


  • Experience reporting and writing for a news organization
  • A solid grounding in defense and foreign policy
  • The ability to develop sources at the Pentagon and State Department along with Capitol Hill and K Street
  • A track record of meeting deadlines and juggling multiple tasks
  • A positive, collaborative approach
  • An interest in learning from, and contributing to, a team
  • A commitment to nonpartisan reporting and writing
  • A strong work ethic, and a desire to excel

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  1. Force of Intellect - Atlantic Media seeks a discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment.
  2. Spirit of Generosity - Equally, Atlantic Media seeks what we term a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.

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