May 21, 2010

Political journalism job in D.C.

The Hotline, a daily political news briefing published by the National Journal, seeks a full-time staff writer.

"Armed with a passion for politics, both on and off the campaign trail, all candidates should have a 4-year degree, some experience in politics or political journalism, and an alarm clock to cope with the 6 a.m. start time," the ad states. "Other necessary qualifications include: strong political news judgment; quick and accurate editing/writing skills; thorough attention to detail; a deep knowledge of the national and state-level political landscape; the ability to multi-task with little-to-no supervision; a strong work ethic and motivation to succeed; a positive, good-natured, energetic attitude; a commitment to nonpartisan reporting and writing; and, of course, a great sense of humor."

Send a cover letter, resume and sample clips to: qmccord@nationaljournal.com
Washington, DC 5181001

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