Reporter, County Government and Politics  | Bethesda Magazine

Reporter, County Government and Politics 

Bethesda Beat

Bethesda | Writing/Editing | Entry-level, Mid-level | Full-time
Date posted: 01-20-20

Bethesda Beat is an award-winning news site covering Bethesda and surrounding communities.

A service of Bethesda Magazine, Bethesda Beat is the leading news source for Montgomery County, which has a population of more than 1 million people.

We are looking for an inquisitive, enterprising and hard-working multimedia journalist with two years-plus of daily experience for the county government and politics beat.

Bethesda Beat reporters are expected to report and write an average of 2.5 stories a day, Monday through Friday, with occasional night and weekend assignments.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a track record of writing clearly, cleanly and accurately under deadline pressure, producing copy with multiple sources and context
  • Be experienced and adept at developing sources and story ideas that demonstrate vision and understanding of news
  • Be able to juggle multiple assignments and longer, in-depth stories that advance issues
  • Be experienced and adept at shooting photos, and using multiple social media platforms
  • Work cooperatively with others as part of a team
  • Be passionate about covering local news in a sophisticated market with demanding readers

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and links to three published news articles to Bethesda Beat Managing Editor Andrew Schotz at andrew.schotz@bethesdamagazine.com. Candidates will be considered only if all four elements are submitted.

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