Reporter, Politics

The New York Times
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 04

Position description

The Politics team is seeking an energetic, creative reporter to help us cover the 2018 midterm elections and beyond.

The reporter will work on a wide range of stories: breaking news about the key candidates and campaigns; enterprise stories about voters, communities and political dynamics at work in competitive states and races; revealing profiles and investigative work that digs into the people and politics driving the midterms; news and analytical stories that explore gender, race, religion, age - crucial forces in life, politics and America that should be considered in all our coverage; and policy stories on major issues influencing the electorate. The reporter will do a mix of quick-turnaround stories and medium-term and longer-form stories.

The reporter will be expected to show mastery of all the basics: Cover the news accurately and efficiently, with smart story framing and great writing; obtain information through interview, observation or research, as well as from other reporters, stringers and news services; make thoughtful, informed judgment calls on the angles and voices in a story; challenge assumptions and revise copy as additional newsworthy material is received; juggle two or more stories at the same time; work collegially and maturely under pressure; and be a sophisticated user of social media as a reporting tool and as a way to engage readers and viewers.

Experience covering national politics strongly preferred.

This is a Guild position. 

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