BuzzFeed is hiring a

Reporter

Washington, United States

BuzzFeed News is hiring a reporter in Washington, D.C.

The reporter, who will cover broader news coverage, must have the demonstrated ability to find and break news — whether on a focused government beat or around campaign politics. This reporter should have fantastic news judgment and a real enthusiasm for causing trouble. He or she should also understand both how politics works and how campaign politics will translate into government in 2017.

Our goal each day is to produce excellent news that is well-reported, crisp, accurate, and substantial. We don’t simply want coverage of press conferences and news of the day, but rather a reporter who will dig in to find compelling stories with impact. 

Responsibilities:

  • Break news
  • Deliver deeply reported, timely, incisive political coverage
  • Develop a specific beat or beats, built around broader news stories 
  • Occasionally assist other team members

Requirements:

  • Proven ability to break news, develop sources, and deliver quality beat coverage
  • Experience reporting in politics
  • Willingness to work extremely hard at sometimes unusual hours
  • Good sense of humor and eye for the absurd
  • Emotional intelligence and a collaborative, team spirit