Political Reporter

We’re hiring a political reporter to aggressively cover national politics in the TPM tradition.

TPM’s most pressing coverage areas include the rise of the authoritarian GOP, the return of Trump, anti-democracy extremism, the attack on voting rights, the undermining of election administration, the new conservative-dominated Supreme Court, and the other major political and historical trends of the day.

Applicants should have 3-5 years of reporting experience, be hungry to break big stories and be ready to mix good old-fashioned reporting skills and digital native tools to identify stories, grab hold of them and not let go until there’s no more news left in them to report.

Fine writing skills, keen insights, incisive analysis, and flexibility to work across various platforms and media are essential elements of the role.

This is a NYC or DC based position. 

Competitive salary in the range of $63,000-$73,000 annually plus benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), three weeks paid vacation per year.

This is a position covered under the Writers Guild of America East Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@talkingpointsmemo.com (include the subject line: “Job App: Political Reporter”).