National Political Reporter

Washington, DC
Full Time
Mid Level

Job Description:

The Boston Globe is seeking a creative and motivated national political reporter to join our Washington bureau.

This job offers the opportunity to join a bureau of four journalists known for its strong,  enterprising work that is central to the Globe’s mission. The bureau has won two Pulitzer Prizes for Washington coverage in the past, and in 2020, the bureau shared the prestigious Toner Prize for national political reporting.

Our readers are sophisticated and politically savvy, and as such, take Washington coverage seriously. So do we. We strive to break free of the press pack and drive thoughtful, enterprising coverage that holds government officials to account and demystifies the workings of Washington and campaigns.


We’re looking for an ideas-driven political reporter who is as comfortable cultivating sources within Washington as they are getting swing state voters to talk to them, and who is skilled at revealing the larger political forces shaping lawmakers’ and candidates’ behavior. 

This writer should be able to deliver newsy dispatches as well as longer features and analytical stories from Washington and around the country that explore the issues driving voters heading into the 2024 election.  

The reporter should seek out a wide range of viewpoints and voices on their beat. The successful candidate will have a track record of breaking news and writing sharp and distinct stories in a fast-paced environment.


  • Five years or more of experience as a reporter
  • A track record of breaking news and writing lively, accessible political stories on deadline.
  • A collegial approach to reporting and affinity for working collaboratively on a team.
  • A versatile and engaging writing style that encompasses breaking news as well as longer-form features and profiles.
  • An ideas-driven approach to reporting and a hunger to find angles and stories that aren’t being told—or to tell them in a new way.
  • An ability to represent the Globe and promote its work in media appearances and speaking engagements.
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

This position will be based in the Globe’s Washington, D.C., bureau.

This position is a union position covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Boston Newspaper Guild.


EEO Statement:

At Boston Globe Media, our mission is to empower, connect, and convene our communities with independent, trusted journalism and storytelling. We know a critical part to achieve this is by having a workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive - like the communities we serve. Boston Globe Media is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates and colleagues of all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.


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