We’re Hiring: Cover the Capitol for Streetsblog

With major transportation, climate, and energy legislation coming before Congress in 2009 and 2010, Streetsblog is seeking a talented journalist to cover Capitol Hill. We’re looking for a reporter/blogger who can help bring outside-the-Beltway readers inside the legislative process, scoop the mainstream press, and make Streetsblog Capitol Hill an engaging and entertaining must-read.

Our ideal candidate is a talented, experienced writer and reporter who knows the players in transportation and environmental policymaking on Capitol Hill. The ability to navigate the intricacies of the legislative process, to dig beneath the surface, and to track the interests and influences behind the scene is a must.

Qualifications

While Streetsblog has a distinct advocacy bent oriented towards reducing automobile dependence and improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders, we bring newspaper-quality journalism to the issues that we cover. Towards that end, we are seeking a reporter/blogger with previous professional experience to do original research, interviews, investigation and coverage of events. Qualifications include:

  • Professional journalism experience, ideally covering the legislative processes related to transportation, planning or environmental policy issues.
  • A network of existing sources – and an ability to cultivate new sources – among the lawmakers, lobbyists, advocates and other players who work on federal transportation policy issues.
  • Experience with WordPress or other blogging technologies is a plus.
  • A personal passion for the issues that Streetsblog covers.

To Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and relevant clips/links to jobs@streetsblog.org.

Streetsblog is produced by The Open Planning Project, a New York City-based non-profit that uses technology to catalyze civic action and social change. This position is full-time, and the Reporter will work remotely from Washington, DC.

  • Chris

    Wow. This is seriously my dream job (or one of them). I’m not qualified for it, though. Yet.

  • This job sounds awesome–I’ll be sending you a note soon.

  • Here I thought you were actually going to send someone where the problem is: Albany. I guess the parties aren’t as much fun as in DC. 😉

  • Since Albany’s legislative functionality doesn’t get much past three men in a room, it makes more sense to send a reporter someplace where it does function.

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