Job Opportunity: Reporter / Analyst

by Nathan L. Gonzales July 21, 2022 · 9:46 AM EDT

We're 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. There will also be opportunities to participate in television, radio, and podcast interviews, and offer analysis to print reporters for attribution.

This is a full-time, salaried position based in Washington, D.C., but with a hybrid/remote work structure.

Qualifications and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
-1-4 years 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


-Cover federal/gubernatorial races in half the country.
-Write 1-2 long, analytical pieces per issue (or be responsible for writing shorter race updates for overview issues)
-Contribute regular, shorter pieces for between issues
-Interview candidates and report from Capitol Hill, as necessary
-Update and maintain internal polling documents as part of Inside Elections team
-Participate in, and sometimes lead, webinars and conference calls for subscribers
-Potential role and responsibilities on election nights

-Coordinate short-term and long-term coverage with editor, staff, and contributing writers/analysts
-Work with layout designer to publish issues, including graphics and photo selections
-Edit stories from other members of Inside Elections team
-Publish articles to website with links, multimedia elements, social media promotion
-Cultivate social media channels

Other Responsibilities as Assigned

-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

Please send your resume and cover letter (no more than one page long), including a link to at least one story you’ve written and one way you could enhance Inside Elections’ coverage, to