Reporter

New Jersey Globe, Trenton, New Jersey

Date Posted February 12, 2020
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary $40,000 to $45,000

Description:

We’re looking for a political junkie.

The New Jersey Globe has an immediate opening for an entry-level, full-time political reporter to cover the always exciting, never disappointing 24/7 world of politics in New Jersey. 

Our ideal candidate is someone who stayed up until 1AM watching Steve Kornacki analyze special election results and then spent another hour online looking for even more information. It’s fine to emigrate to New Jersey, if you have mastered politics in your home state.  It helps if you know who Harold Stassen was before your interview.

Exceptional writing skills are required, as well as an intuitive understanding of politics as a spectator sport. Applicant must have the ability to craft meaningful and digestible stories from seemingly mind-numbing topics. Not every story has to be a masterpiece, but it can’t be Bad Hemingway either.  

We’re looking for accuracy, speed, a willingness to explore the Turnpike, Parkway and every nook and cranny of New Jersey in pursuit of the truth– and to tell a great story. So a drivers license and a functioning vehicle are required.

Strong data analytic skills are a must, along with an understanding of data presentation and mapping.  

The ability to forge solid, trusting, two-sided relationships with public officials, party leaders and campaign staff is of great importance – as is the ability to cast your own views aside and look at every story with total objectivity. New Jersey politics demands a strong will and a good sense of humor.

Reporters are expected to work peculiar hours with an ability to shift their day quickly depending on breaking news. We want you to attend political events not because you must, but because you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. And you need to value campaigns and elections as much as governing.

New Jersey politics never shuts down, so we’re growing at a time when other journalism companies are scaling back. 

To apply, e-mail your cover letter, resume and clips to David@njglobe.com.

The New Jersey Globe is a non-partisan, non-ideological political news site with a laser focus on state and local politics process stories. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer. 

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.