The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Local. US Citizens Only.
This position is located at the Stars and Stripes' Headquarters, located in Washington, DC.
This is a Regular-Full-Time position, with 40 hours guaranteed per administrative week. This position includes benefits.
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25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
1. At least one (1) year demonstrated experience in reporting and writing for a newspaper, journal, wire service, magazine, or online journalism. Previous work experience covering a variety of topics from hard news to features.
2. Demonstrated strong English language verbal and written skills.
3. Ability to use computers with standard software package is required.
4. Ability to take and transmit publishable photographs with a digital camera.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in Journalism or a related field.
*Two (2) years reporting and writing experience working for a commercial newspaper or news website.
*Able to work independently and as part of a team; strong organization and communication skills, work quickly and accurately on deadline, and able to manage multiple assignments
Highly Preferred Candidate: In addition to the qualifications above, applicant will be well-versed in working with social media, writing on daily print deadlines, filing stories for the web, and able to shoot photos/videos to engage readers across multiple platforms + possess experience with publishing news on top-level decisions at the Department of Veterans Affairs, covering Veterans' policies and legislation. (The experience must be clearly identified in your resume application.)
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