Legislative Journalist

The Daily Line, Chicago, Illinois

Date Posted July 23, 2020
Industry Newsletters
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary 35,000 and 55,000
Website http://www.TheDailyLine.net


If you have a passion for state and local political news along with experience investigating the work of government at either the state or local level, then an opening at The Daily Line may be of interest to you.

We are looking for a reporter to join our team in our pursuit to cover policy and politics throughout the state. This person should have a keen understanding of Chicago, Cook County and Illinois politics and must be able to produce original reports focusing on the development of legislation and those who engage and influence the process. Applicants must be attentive to emerging stories, digitally engaged and capable of delivering thoughtful commentary across print, digital, radio, social and other channels. 

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Job Title: Reporter

Job Summary:  

This team member is responsible for the enterprising, development, and production of insightful and detailed content for The Daily Line news platforms. 



Compensation and Benefits 

Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits offered will be discussed during the interview process. 

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume, a brief statement of interest and links to work examples to info@thedailyline.com. Put “Reporter Job Application” in the subject line. If no links are available, feel free to include word or .pdfs of examples.

About The Daily Line: 

The Daily Line (TDL) is an essential news resource for professionals across Illinois. Since 2007, we have reported on the contours of power in city, county and state government. Our detailed newsletters, published every weekday, provide an inside look at the actions taken by decision-makers that can only be gleaned by monitoring the committee meetings and commission hearings where the rigorous work of governing is done.

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