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Prince George's County Crime and Justice Reporter at The Washington Post in Washington, Washington DC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

The Washington Post has an opening for an experienced beat reporter to cover criminal justice in Prince George's County. The main focus is generating news, scoops and enterprise from the police and fire departments and the courts in the county, as well as the federal courthouse in Greenbelt. We are looking for someone nimble and ambitious enough to spot policing trends locally and broaden them into stories that appeal to our growing national audience.

We seek someone who can juggle breaking news and deeply reported enterprise. This reporter will race to crime and breaking news scenes and file reports quickly from the field. Equally important is the capacity to harvest the rich storytelling that such a beat can yield. The successful candidate will also be an eager collaborator able to jump into any courtroom to work with a large team covering a major trial.

This position is based in our Washington and Maryland newsrooms and is not eligible for remote work.

Interested applicants should upload a resume, a cover letter outlining a vision for the role and three clips (as pdfs) to our jobs portal by Jan 31. The letter should be addressed to Lynh Bui, Monica Norton, Mike Semel, Carla Broyles and Tracy Grant. You can upload your clips to the resume/cover letter section.