Do you want to be at the center of the biggest story on the planet? OZY is seeking an ambitious political reporter to be based in Washington, D.C., with substantial time on the campaign trail, to cover the 2020 presidential election — and beyond. Candidates should have 2-5 years of reporting experience and be strong writers who can get to the bottom of today’s most important stories, as well as spot the big ideas and rising stars of tomorrow, to fit our distinct sections and serve an audience craving fresh, multipartisan coverage they can’t find anywhere else. This is not your average campaign daily grind: We want someone who can stand out from the press pack with original, magazine-style storytelling, and show range that extends from a quick zag on today’s news to an investigative long read.
The ability to write clean, delicious copy is a must, in addition to being able to see around the corner to what’s next. A global sensibility is a plus, as we’re always thinking outside our bubbles — be they national, ideological or cultural.
What You’ll Love Doing:
Pitching and writing compelling political features each week on a fast-moving and closely watched beat.
Working as part of a close-knit team — the OZY Tribe — to help reinvent online journalism and build a unique brand.
Representing OZY on TV and radio.
At least 2-5 years of reporting experience.
Strong organizational and social skills.
Proven ability to write compelling, news-breaking political features.
An excitement and hunger to thrive in a startup environment.
Here’s How to Apply:
To apply, please email a brief cover note and CV, with the reference “Political Reporter” in the subject line, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you do not hear back from us within a month, we could not find the right fit for you at this time. Thank you, and we wish you success in your career.