Washington, D.C., Correspondent

Hearst CT Media Group
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 09

Position description

Hearst Newspapers is seeking a political correspondent to cover the White House and federal government for the Times Union of Albany, N.Y., and Hearst’s Connecticut newspapers.

The ideal candidate has experience covering Washington politics and the federal government. We are seeking an audience-focused and collaborative journalist who will stay on top of breaking news but also can pivot to pursue deeper investigative work that will engage our readers.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Works collaboratively with editors, other reporters and audience team members to tell impactful stories across platforms that engage and retain local subscribers and other readers;
  • Reports and writes quickly and effectively to break news online and follows up when appropriate with more in-depth enterprise pieces;
  • Demonstrates a comfort level with analyzing and interpreting metrics and uses them to inform coverage decisions in real-time and the long-term; 
  • Has years of experience as an investigative or political journalist, including FOI request experience;
  • Has the ability to sort through data sets to reveal facts;
  • Experience with Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook as well as Adobe Acrobat;
  • Knowledge and practice in journalism ethics.

This position is located in Washington, D.C.

Hearst Newspapers offers great pay and substantial benefits.  We are dedicated to representing the communities we serve with a diverse, inclusive and talented team — something we believe is a moral imperative and business savvy. Our commitment to multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflected in our content, hiring strategies and culture. We encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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