DC Correspondent - Washington News Bureau

  • Cox Media Group
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Mar 26, 2024
Full time Media Media-Journalism Radio

Job Description

Position Overview

The Cox Media Group Washington News Bureau is seeking an enterprising, DC Correspondent. The perfect fit has Capitol Hill/government reporting experience and a rigorous understanding of how things get done in Washington. We want an experienced, passionate journalist with strong news judgement who can cover politics and policy in a way that resonates with local viewers. An investigative background and ability to dig through DC bureaucracy is also a plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pitch multiple well-developed story ideas each day
  • Report with accuracy and commit to reporting all sides of the story
  • Cover Washington news that impacts the local markets we cover
  • Break down complicated stories and explain why it matters to real people
  • Pursue original stories our CMG TV and News/Talk Radio stations won’t see or hear anywhere else
  • Develop key sources among local congressional delegations and government agencies
  • Work on joint investigative projects across the company
  • Contribute to broadcast, streaming and digital content – including long-form investigations, 30-minute specials and more
  • Help provide 2024 election campaign coverage for CMG stations

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years TV reporting experience and a college degree
  • An ability to be a strong multitasker and an independent worker
  • Excellent people skills and a team player
  • Strong active, energetic live skills and an authentic on-air presence
  • An openness to innovation and new ways of reporting