Job Opening: Analyst - Reporter for Inside Elections

Nathan L. Gonzales April 20, 2017 · 8:30 AM EDT

Sixteen years ago, I left CNN for something called The Rothenberg Political Report. Looking back, I really didn’t have any idea what I was getting into, but I’m grateful to Stu for a tremendous opportunity to work and learn alongside him for well over a decade.

Now I’m looking to build the Inside Elections team by adding an Analyst / Reporter. I’m looking for someone who will contribute to Inside Elections’ nonpartisan coverage of campaigns through reporting, writing, and analysis, contributing to the race ratings, and guiding the production process. This is a full-time, salaried position in Washington, D.C. 

Qualifications and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:    
 
Qualifications
•    Experience writing and reporting about campaigns, elections, and/or politics
•    Ability and desire to remain nonpartisan in all capacities
•    Interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and willingness to work as part of a team
•    Responsibility to balance the freedom of a flexible work schedule and demands of news cycles
•    Flexibility to adjust to needs of a small office
•    Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
•    Capability and experience to fulfill responsibilities listed

Responsibilities

Reporting/Analysis
•    Write 2-3 long, analytical pieces per issue 
•    Contribute regular, shorter pieces for InsideElections.com and each issue
•    Interview congressional candidates and report from Capitol Hill, as necessary
•    Update and maintain internal polling documents
•    Lead gubernatorial coverage

Production
•    Coordinate short-term and long-term overage with editor, staff, and contributing writers/analysts
•    Work with layout designer to publish issues (24 each year), including graphics and photo selections
•    Edit stories
•    Coordinate with layout designer, printer for issue publication and distribution
•    Publish articles to website with links, multi-media elements, social media promotion  
•    Cultivate social media channels including Twitter & Facebook, and explore Instagram, Snapchat

Business Support & Growth
•    Conduct television & radio interviews and talk with print reporters
•    Participate in, moderate, and schedule regular conference calls for premium subscribers
•    Assist with planning and execution of live events for subscribers

Other Responsibilities as Assigned

Relationships
•    The Analyst/Reporter reports to the Editor
•    The Analyst/Reporter coordinates with other Inside Elections staff and contributors
•    The Analyst/Reporter may manage future interns

To apply for the Analyst / Reporter position, email a cover letter and resume to me, Nathan Gonzales, Editor & Publisher, nathanlgonzales [AT] gmail.com.