States Newsroom, the nation’s leading network of state-based nonprofit news outlets, is seeking a Washington Bureau Chief to direct our national coverage. If you have experience overseeing reporting on congressional actions, Supreme Court cases, Cabinet officials, protests, conferences, and other events/topics for local readers, this is the job for you.
The Washington Bureau Chief will manage staff and freelance reporters, assign and edit state-specific daily and enterprise stories, as well solicit stories and field pitches. The Bureau Chief will also collaborate with States Newsroom editors across the country to ensure each state’s political context informs our national reporting.
The Washington Bureau Chief may also have weekly check-ins with a small set of state editors to ensure standards are met and to facilitate improvements in their newsrooms. In addition, the Bureau Chief may work with States Newsroom’s National Editors to advise state editors on national, regional or cross-outlet projects, specific outlet improvement plans, and best editing practices.
The Bureau Chief will also participate in regular meetings of all state editors and more infrequent gatherings of the entire project staff. Some travel may also be required.
This position requires a college degree, extensive reporting and editing experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for the proven ability to guide and support team members in managing newsrooms and complex projects.
States Newsroom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. States Newsroom’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
This full-time staff position will be based in our Washington, DC office and includes a competitive salary and generous benefits. To apply, please send resume and links to jobs<at>statesnewsroom.com.
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