Metro Reporter

Washington Times - Washington, DC3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $50,000 - $66,000 a year
The Washington Times is seeking an experienced, energetic and ambitious Metro Reporter with a keen eye for stories and a flair for vivid, concise writing. A successful candidate will be able to generate exclusive stories, capturing investigated breaking news relating to local issues in the Metropolitan Washington DC area. The selected candidate must be a strong, fast writer who can quickly file stories to the website and then develop them to give the newspaper's readers additional insight. Occasional non-standard working hours are part of the job. . A minimum of 2 years reporting experience, particularly in a news organization.

Essential Responsibilities:
Track a daily beat, spot trends and write stories on essential subjects

?Investigate breaking news developments relating to Metropolitan Washington, DC issues.

?Report and write news stories for publication or broadcast for both print and digital, describing the background and details of events to include local policy.

?Provide lead role in covering local policies.

?Manage multiple and overlapping deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

?Attend local press briefings, as needed, to collect information for breaking news stories and develop sources for enterprise reports.

?Participate in daily and enterprise coverage of local policy.

?Arrange interviews with local government officials, experts and other sources who can provide information about a particular story.

?Determine a story's emphasis, length and format, and organize material accordingly.

?Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.

?Gather information about local events through research, interviews, experience and attendance at subject appropriate events.

?Receive assignments and evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas.

?Travel may be required. Evening, weekend and holiday hours may be required.