January 26, 2012

Entry-level reporter job @ The New Republic in DC

The New Republic, a biweekly 53,000-circulation magazine covering U.S. politics, seeks reporter-researchers for its 2012-13 program.

The year-long job is based in Washington, D.C., begins in summer 2012 and includes a stipend. Graduating seniors as well as recent graduates and graduates from post-grad programs are welcome to apply.

Job duties include reporting, researching, writing, and fact-checking for the politics section of TNR's print magazine and TNR Online; as well as assisting with web production and social media, and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and are strongly encouraged to write articles. Most reporter-researchers finish their program with a substantial portfolio of clips and have gone on to work almost everywhere in journalism—including TNR itself.

To apply, e-mail the following items to Chloë Schama at job [at] tnr [dot] com, with the subject line "(Your Name) RR Application 2012":

1. A cover letter.
2. A one-page résumé.
3. A 750-word critique of the politics section (the Mall and Features) of a recent issue of the magazine. The critique should assess the strengths and weaknesses of at least two pieces within the politics section of the issue; please do not merely summarize. Please do not exceed the word count.
4. Two clips (if possible, one opinion and one news).

No phone calls and no snail mail. We don’t have time to let you know that we received your applications, so please don’t expect confirmation. The deadline is February 17, 2012.

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