Politics Reporter

The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Date Posted November 18, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://newsobserver.com



The (Raleigh) News & Observer and The (Durham) Herald-Sun in North Carolina are looking for a smart, savvy reporter who loves state politics and investigating its impact on communities, policies and people.  

The state politics reporter will research and write daily stories and deeper projects that examine the political and legislative scene in North Carolina. As a member of the state capital’s press corps, the reporter will hold elected leaders and public employees accountable -- through fact-checking, reporting with data, and collaborating with other reporters. 

And in this volatile and important election year, the reporter will play a key role covering the races that decide who controls the state -- along with presidential candidate appearances throughout the politically significant state of North Carolina. Stories will explain what these candidates and their platforms mean for the most crucial issues in the region and the state: population growth, development, transportation, the environment.  

This is not an entry-level position. Candidates must have past experience covering state government, politics, campaigns and/or elections. Candidates must currently hold a college degree. Fluency in other languages besides English is a plus.

The ideal candidate’s key attributes include:

Key duties include:

We’re moving quickly to fill this important position. Deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2019. 

A cover letter is required. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. 


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