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Company: The Dallas Morning News
Government and Business Reporter
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 11, 2013
Job ID: 1467949


About The Dallas Morning News

Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News ( is Texas' leading newspaper.  Its portfolio of print and online products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million. The newspaper has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. In 2010, The News received the Pulitzer Prize for an editorial series highlighting the economic disparity between the northern half and southern half of Dallas. In 2003, the paper launched the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas, Al Dia and the nation's first editorial blog. In 2007, the paper established one of the country's first consumer-generated community news sites, In 2008, the paper launched the free, home-delivered quick-read, Briefing. The Dallas Morning News is the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. 


Government and Business reporter

The Washington Bureau of The Dallas Morning News is seeking a versatile and energetic reporter to keep tabs on Texas lawmakers and business interests for a sophisticated audience that expects perspective, analysis and insight from their daily newspaper.  

The beat aims to explain the intersection in Washington between government and the North Texas business community, in the halls of Congress or via regulation, taxes, law enforcement or the courts. The reporter would shed light on changes in government policy – tax code, regulations, proposed laws -- and evaluate how those changes might affect businesses and ordinary Texans. 

With powerful Texans in both Senate and House, and a delegation that includes tea party conservatives to the most liberal members, this reporter will be part of a team that explores how power is exercised in Washington by Texans – elected and otherwise -- and how that impacts the economy, business climate and voters back home. 

This reporter will track influence through campaign donations and lobbying, explore clashes between the state and federal government, and explain the impact of decision-making on Texans’ health, wallets and businesses. 

Reporting to the Washington Bureau chief, and writing primarily for the Business desk, this reporter will need to juggle multiple topics, quickly develop expertise, generate great ideas, and cultivate sources on and off the Hill and within major regulatory agencies. He or she will deliver quick hits and compelling, medium-term enterprise journalism as events warrant. 

The ideal candidate is already well-versed in Texas politics and business interests, with North Texas a particular focus. Superior reporting and writing is a must. Interested applicants should have a college degree and five years reporting experience.  

Applicants should send clips and resume to Washington Bureau Chief Todd Gillman at

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