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Policy Reporter at Mic.com
New York City, NY, US

Mic is looking for an ambitious Policy Reporter to help round out our coverage of the Trump administration and how it is affecting Americans. The reporter will cover several topics, including immigration, reproductive rights and gun control. We are looking for someone with experience developing sources and breaking news, a sharp writer and reporter who can write several pieces per day while discovering unreported stories in the news cycle. This person should be quick, curious and agile, breaking news first for our written platform and helping to discover and tell stories across video and social media as Mic continues to experiment and evolve its storytelling capabilities.

This position is based in Mic’s offices in New York City.

Responsibilities:

  • Write multiple stories daily — quickly, accurately, under tight deadlines
  • Pitch and execute enterprise stories
  • Brainstorm politics and news coverage and series ideas with reporters and editors
  • Build sources in numerous policy topics
  • Monitor news sources and social media conversations within beats

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience reporting and writing
  • Strong knowledge of the political landscape and its players
  • Experience with original reporting and seeking out sources
  • Ability to write comfortably and competently about a range of topics
  • Familiarity with Mic and its voice

Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues through diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking. We consider Mic the leading digital news company for society’s changemakers, who most influence and impact the world. We explore, explain and expose.

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