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 Candidates will be considered only if all four elements are submitted.

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