Reporter (Capitol Hill)

  • 400 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Tax Analysts offers a casual work environment -- pet friendly and relaxed dress code -- where talented individuals come together to produce great work. Our staff enjoys free covered parking, free coffee and tea, an exercise room with showers, and a working environment that embraces team collaboration and innovation. Here you will have the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career and still have time for what's important to you personally, such as family, travel, education, or giving back to the community.

We are committed to providing a workplace that offers family-friendly policies and a flexible atmosphere that caters to the needs of working professionals. We strive to offer a realistic work/life balance, competitive compensation, and a generous benefits package. 

Job Description

SUMMARY:  Works independently to cover Congress for a leading daily tax news publication. This Capitol Hill-based job entails writing quickly and accurately about tax policy and legislative developments for an audience of professionals. Candidates for the job will conduct interviews, perform research and fact-checking, and craft compelling and informative news stories that will examine the latest developments in the U.S. tax system. Responsibilities include attending required meetings and filing breaking news and daily stories for Tax Notes Today.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet editorial objectives.

1.     Researches, reports, and writes stories, or other news content for print and electronic publications as requested by the editors.

2.     Covers federal tax and budget-related issues on Capitol Hill, requiring majority of time to be spent in Washington, DC. Beats include tracking and reporting on tax- and budget-related legislation moving through Congress, and general assignment duties.

3.     Collects information by obtaining press kits, government releases, other documents, and interviews; does thorough research. Develops a “beat” as assigned by the editors, and a network of sources knowledgeable about that beat.

4.     Coordinates story ideas and writing assignments with editorial staff as needed. Attends editorial meetings.

5.     Enters information in the Content Management System, according to established procedures.

6.     May be required to travel to cover tax-related events in other cities.

7.     Adheres to established publication deadlines and company style guide.

8.     May use social media to engage with readers and build source networks.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

q  Ability to work well under daily deadline pressure and adjust to changing priorities

q  Superior communication skills are essential to effectively interact with top government officials and their staffs, academics, lobbyists, and tax practitioners

q  Must be able to use a laptop to connect to network remotely and transfer stories in a timely manner

q  Familiarity with online publishing highly desirable

q  Must be capable of aggressively pursuing all angles of a given story

q  Must be willing to travel

q  Demonstrated dependability through punctual attendance (in corporate office or at assigned events)

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

q  BA in English, writing, or journalism, or equivalent in experience required

q  At least 3 years of reporting experience required; knowledge of tax, business topics or Congress preferred

q  Proficiency with MS Windows, Word, and Internet searching

Additional Information

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.