Politics Reporter

CQ Roll Call

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted November 23, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary $90,000 to $100,000


About the Position

CQ Roll Call seeks an inquisitive and versatile journalist to join our politics team focused on House and Senate races. The right candidate can stay on top of multiple races around the country and produce accurate, quick, concise reports as well as longer enterprise coverage that help a sophisticated audience track how races for seats in Congress impact what could happen in the Capitol and Washington, D.C. 

The ideal candidate has excellent news judgment, superior reporting and writing skills, and experience digging for relevant data. You can set and meet deadlines, travel occasionally and file from the road, and handle pressure from competing interests trying to steer coverage. You will work on a team that produces content for our newspaper, websites, newsletters, and occasional podcasts and webinars. 

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit four (4) samples of work from newspapers, news websites or news magazines that demonstrate unbiased political coverage. Stories could show you are able to break news, delve into an issue, or help readers see into what drives candidates for office.

Work samples can be uploaded as PDFs or provided as direct links that are not password-protected. 

Candidates will be tested on writing skills, AP style and congressional knowledge before advancing to interviews.

What to Expect in This Position:

What Sets You Apart:

FiscalNote is continuing to hire new talent, with all interviewing and onboarding done virtually due to COVID-19.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. Current Editorial staff members are working remotely or in the field as needed. Working from the DC office is currently on a voluntary basis. 


About FiscalNote 

FiscalNote is the premier information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence. By combining AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data, FiscalNote is reinventing the way that organizations minimize risk and capitalize on opportunity.

Home to CQ, Roll Call, Oxford Analytica, and VoterVoice, FiscalNote empowers more than 5,000 clients worldwide to monitor, manage, and act on the issues that matter most to them. To learn more about FiscalNote and its family of brands, visit FiscalNote.com and follow @FiscalNote. 

At FiscalNote, we Lead with Values

Know your Audience ? Find the Truth ? Drive Alignment ? Level Up ? Own the Job ? Bias for Action ? Support the Family 

About Reporting at CQ Roll Call

CQ Roll Call is dedicated to providing nonpartisan news, in-depth analysis and legislative tracking about Congress, the administration and federal agencies. CQ, founded in 1945 as Congressional Quarterly, delivers to subscribers actionable intelligence from the House and Senate floor, committees and congressional hearings. CQ journalists and analysts take you behind the scenes of policymaking with a focus on how legislation is shaped, key players, the political motivations driving the debate, and how the process affects your interests. Our products and services include an award-winning magazine, topic-specific newsletters, transcripts, government documents, and committee and floor votes. Roll Call, founded in 1955, is known for its objective coverage of the people, politics, and personalities of Capitol Hill. We serve as an integral part of FiscalNote’s mission to connect people around the world to their government.

FiscalNote is continuing to hire new talent, with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19.  New team members, along with our current staff, will temporarily work remotely (unless communicated otherwise).  

If your background and experience align with the competencies above, we encourage you to apply so that we can review your experience and learn more about how you can add to FiscalNote’s growth and success.

Company Benefits

FiscalNote offers competitive salaries, equity packages, and retirement accounts to ensure we’re all FN owners. We work hard, so our open vacation policy helps us ensure you’re getting the R&R you need. We offer comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance options supplemented by a flexible spending account (FSA). We have a slew of other benefits which you can check out at careers.FiscalNote.com.

FiscalNote values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. FiscalNote is an EEOC employer.

FiscalNote uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all new employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.DHS.gov/E-Verify.