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Location: Washington, D.C.
The Washington Bureau of The Dallas Morning News is seeking a versatile and energetic reporter to keep tabs on Texas lawmakers and business interests for a sophisticated audience that expects perspective, analysis and insight from their daily newspaper.
The beat aims to explain the intersection in Washington between government and the North Texas business community, in the halls of Congress or via regulation, taxes, law enforcement or the courts. The reporter would shed light on changes in government policy – tax code, regulations, proposed laws -- and evaluate how those changes might affect businesses and ordinary Texans.
With powerful Texans in both Senate and House, and a delegation that includes tea party conservatives to the most liberal members, this reporter will be part of a team that explores how power is exercised in Washington by Texans – elected and otherwise -- and how that impacts the economy, business climate and voters back home.
This reporter will track influence through campaign donations and lobbying, explore clashes between the state and federal government, and explain the impact of decision-making on Texans’ health, wallets and businesses.
Reporting to the Washington Bureau chief, and writing primarily for the Business desk, this reporter will need to juggle multiple topics, quickly develop expertise, generate great ideas, and cultivate sources on and off the Hill and within major regulatory agencies. He or she will deliver quick hits and compelling, medium-term enterprise journalism as events warrant.
The ideal candidate is already well-versed in Texas politics and business interests, with North Texas a particular focus. Superior reporting and writing is a must. Interested applicants should have a college degree and five years reporting experience.
Applicants should send clips and resume to Washington Bureau Chief Todd Gillman at firstname.lastname@example.org. MENTION GORKANA WHEN APPLYING!