Western Journalism is seeking an experienced and aggressive reporter to cover the news of Washington, DC during the Trump administration, including the White House. The job involves press duty in the briefing room as part of a rotation but also covering breaking news. We want to provide distinctive coverage of this huge moment in history to our audience, through our dedication of truth. We want someone who knows how to find sources and the inside scoop for what is really happening. Western Journalism is committed to its founding principles: honesty, integrity, and meticulous work ethic.
Report on current events happening in US elections, domestic and international affairs, and relevant topics as needed
Construct arguments to support truth in honest and accurate reporting
Fact-check statements, data, evidence, and other elements to support claims in reporting
Accept feedback from editorial team and apply new knowledge to writing for our highly engaged audience
Ability to research and analyze a variety of topics
Write content catered to our audience
Ensure that your pieces are accurate and objective
Ability to work with the content team to brainstorm and generate ideas for stories
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Proven track record of developing D.C. sources, 3+ years of relevant experience
Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
Keen interest in current events and politics
Ability to interact with colleagues and field contacts
Ability to adapt to the inherent changes of an evolving and growing company
Passion for writing and a firm grasp of grammatical structure
Experience with WordPress or other CMS is a plus
Experience writing for a print or online news outlet is a plus
Knowledge of AP Style
We value company culture and hold it to a high standard for this reason we try to make work a fun, relaxed and highly productive environment, therefore, we offer:
Healthcare, dental, and vision plans for full-time employees
Additional Salary Information: Dependent upon experience.
As many Americans continue to lose trust in the unbiased nature of older newspapers and networks, Western Journalism is rapidly filling the gap as a trusted source of news and information. Western Journalism is staffed by an experienced team of editors and journalists who both recognize the stories that matter to every day Americans and provide a truthful and unfiltered view of current events. Wes...tern Journalism is one of the top 100 sites in the United States, and continues to break new records in engagement and trust in a period of a rapidly shifting media landscape.