To apply for one of the positions below, please send an application via email to talk@talkingpointsmemo.com with a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the job, a resume and three clips. Please include the name of the position you are applying for, preceded by “Job App:”, in the subject line of the email, using the title description used in the announcements below.

In other words, “Job App: Transportation Reporter” or “Job App: News Writer”

DC Reporter:

TPM is hiring a Reporter to work in our Washington, DC office. Reporters are the main arms of our editorial team, using a mix of 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. Our model is iterative journalism, which means we strive not to be captive to any single format but rather let the story and news of the moment dictate the format we use to cover it.

We’re looking for someone who is deeply conversant with the news world and ready to work at the fast-paced metabolism of a new media news organization. A solid grasp of contemporary U.S. politics, a real familiarity with TPM, and solid news judgment are each a must. We want reporters who are just as ready to jump on a story in Arizona or Ohio as Washington, DC. Our scope is American politics and political culture on a broad canvas, wherever it happens. Applicants should have 3 to 5 years editorial experience, ideally in settings with some similarity to TPM.

The position is based in DC. Competitive salary, health insurance coverage, 401(k), three weeks paid vacation per year. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to our comments email address jobs (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: “Job App: DC Reporter.” Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Senior Editor:

TPM is seeking a senior editor to lead a team of reporters in deep, immersive, fast-paced coverage of US politics, policy, and related coverage areas. The position requires strong leadership and diplomacy skills, the ability to engage and inspire your team, and the desire to work in a highly collaborative setting on new and innovative ways to tell stories.

Outstanding news judgment, a strong grasp of US politics, the ability to juggle stories of multiple lengths and varying levels of complexity, and a sharp sense of humor are all required. The senior editor will have a significant role in helping to direct overall news coverage and manage the editorial team.

A minimum of seven years of professional editing and/or reporting experience is required. A background in investigative reporting and editing is preferred.

The position is based in either NYC or DC. It offers health/dental/vision insurance coverage, 401(k), commuter benefits, and three weeks paid vacation per year. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: “Job App: Senior Editor”. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Investigative Reporter:

Talking Points Memo is hiring an experienced investigative reporter to pursue iterative, groundbreaking journalism in the TPM tradition.

Applicants should have 5 to 10 years 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.

Our model is iterative journalism, which means we strive not to be captive to any single format but rather let the story and news of the moment dictate the format we use to cover it.

The position is based in either NYC or DC. It offers health/dental/vision insurance coverage, 401(k), commuter benefits, and three weeks paid vacation per year. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: “Job App: Investigative Reporter”. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.