TPM is hiring a Newswriter to work in our New York City office. This is an entry level, junior editorial position writing primarily for TPM’s LiveWire.
TPMLivewire is the tip of the TPM breaking news spear, covering the news in real time using a combination of aggregation and original reporting to keep readers up to speed on the latest developments in TPM’s coverage areas.
The Newswriter will be constantly monitoring a wide array of incoming news channels — including TV, online, social media — in search of significant developments in our coverage areas and early emerging stories of national significance. The stories at Livewire are newsworthy, zany, provocative — and preferably a combination of all three.
The ideal candidate should be eager to pick up the phone to advance key TPM storylines.
Candidates must be deeply conversant with the news world, be 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.
Candidates must be available to work a 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET schedule Monday through Friday.
Competitive salary, health insurance coverage, 401(k), three weeks paid vacation per year. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to our jobs email address jobs (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: “Job App: NY Newswriter.”