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Washington Correspondent, Congress

Washington, DC, USA Req #8201
Thursday, May 16, 2019

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USA TODAY is looking for an experienced reporter to join its 30-member Washington bureau, covering Congress. This is a high-profile role for a reporter who wants to be a part of our coverage of Capitol Hill and the 2020 election. We’re looking for someone who can focus on daily stories as well as bigger-picture and enterprise stories.  


Our ideal candidate is an expert at building sources, explaining policy and politics to people outside Washington, and taking readers behind the scenes and to places they wouldn’t otherwise go. He or she also should have strong writing skills and willingness to experiment with innovative ways to tell stories.


This reporter will also have:

·       A fine-tuned sense of right and wrong and a keen understanding of how to make complex topics relatable.

·       A deep understanding of how to use records and data to answer questions.

·       The ability and willingness to collaborate with reporters at USA TODAY and across the Network to identify and execute distinctive journalism.

·       A passion for politics.

·       The organizational ability to manage projects and juggle short-term and long-term reporting efforts.

·       The ability to digest large amounts of information, “see the story,” and execute with urgency as needed

·       Excellent storytelling skills

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order: 

·       Your resume – one to two pages

·       A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job

·       Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve written, produced, or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role. 

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Washington, DC, USA