Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20004
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Stateline seeks an enthusiastic reporter to pursue groundbreaking in-depth features and investigative work on state policy matters. This is a position for a journalist with experience using public records and a deep bench of sources to write in-depth stories about how government decisions affect readers' lives. We're looking for someone who enjoys working with an experienced team, wants to develop as a journalist and is eager to help fill the gaps in important state policy coverage. The abilities to think strategically and creatively, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time efficiently, stay attentive to details, and identify resources for projects are keys to success. You should be accustomed to working both as a member of a team and individually. You should have experience using social media to promote individual stories and boost readership. Experience in data-driven stories is desired but not required. This beat will potentially be covering energy and the environment, but possibly in another area of need. In all cases, strong story idea generation is critical to our work. The position will be based either in Washington, D.C., or another location in the United States relevant to state policy issues, and the reporter is expected to travel occasionally within the United States. A bachelor's degree and at least four years' of journalism experience is required.
Stateline.org is a daily publication with a readership that includes state officials, policy makers, business leaders, journalists, students of state government and ordinary citizens. Stateline is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, and our journalism appears on national news sites and in newspapers around the country.