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Company: Devex
Position:
International and Humanitarian Affairs Reporter
Location:
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 23, 2013
Job ID: 1209804

Description:

 

 

Devex seeks a reporter to lead our coverage of the world’s largest hub for international development and humanitarian relief in Washington, D.C. This is a unique opportunity for a mid-level reporter or enterprising self-starter with a pocketbook of ideas and contacts to cover the fascinating and high-stakes business of foreign aid and the story behind headlines on everything from the Arab Spring to the Sahel crisis and Af-Pak, from climate change to population growth and the rise in public-private partnerships.

Our international development reporter will cover a global beat but focus on the U.S. government (including the White House, USAID, MCC and Congress), the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, as well as many other aid groups located in the DC area. She will attend events, interview top officials and break stories regularly.

Devex is the leading media brand for global development; it has been covered in a variety of news outlets and dubbed the “Bloomberg of international development.” Our audience exceeds half a million, and we’re growing fast. Our DC reporter will be part of a growing newsroom that includes correspondents, bloggers and other writers in our Barcelona, Manila and Tokyo offices as well as elsewhere around the globe.

This is a full-time staff position for a reporter who has a nose for a good story, knows how to write on tight deadlines for the web, and is excited about the prospect of becoming a well-regarded news personality in DC and within our community of readers.

 

Responsibilities

  • Cover events, interview experts, tweet and blog daily.
  • Propose and develop story ideas in collaboration with the editor.
  • Write feature articles on major development topics.
  • Conduct video interviews on location in Washington and with subjects around the world.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Journalism experience.
  • Relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Strong knowledge of global development.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • International travel experience and a global mindset.
  • Passion for issues in global aid and international development.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flair for blogging and tweeting.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with the international aid & development community.
  • Journalism experience with highly-regarded major publications.
  • Network of contacts in international development, humanitarian aid and global health.
  • Experience with web media, including social media, video and photography.
  • Knowledge of AP style.
  • Spanish language skills.

 

Job Location 

This is a full-time position available in the Devex Washington, D.C., office. 

 

Application Instructions

Please email your CV to jobs-3@devex.com with "DC Reporter" in the subject line to submit your application. You must have a well filled-out profile on Devex.com to be considered for the position. No phone calls please.

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