The New Republic is looking for journalists with up to two years of professional experience for a position in its yearlong reporter-researcher program, starting in January 2022 and running through the end of the year. An institution of liberal journalism in America, The New Republic has sought to develop a distinctive and independent approach to political analysis, cultural commentary, and deep reporting. Reporter-researchers play a key role in carrying that tradition forward.
Your primary duty will be to fact-check the articles that go into our monthly magazine—investigative features, profiles, and discursive essays. TNR is looking for people who are obsessive about details, comfortable searching archives and databases, and willing to pick up the phone and make the extra call.
While the position is essentially a reporting and researching one, those in the program are also encouraged to pitch ideas and to write. Candidates for this position should have experience covering the news quickly and on deadline, and the ability to identify shrewd, original angles in regular news items. We want people who are brimming with story ideas and willing to take the initiative to pursue them.
This position is based in Washington D.C., though we are currently working remotely. It includes a competitive salary and benefits package. The New Republic is committed to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, people with criminal records, veterans, and people with disabilities.
To apply, please submit a resume, three clips or links to your work, and a cover letter telling us about the topics that most interest you, why you believe The New Republic would be a good fit for you, and why you would be a good fit for it. The deadline to apply is November 12. Please, no phone calls or paper mail.
This position is covered by the collective-bargaining agreement between The New Republic and The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.