Posted On: January 20, 2016
Media Organization: Talking Points Memo
Talking Points Memo (TPM) is the premier digital native political news organization in the United States - covering a broad range of politics, policy and national news in Washington D.C. and beyond. Founded in 2000, TPM has grown from a must-read blog to one of the most trusted and compelling websites in political journalism
TPM Media LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
TPM is looking for a talented, enthusiastic journalist to manage and build TPM’s reader community. Applicants should have a deep familiarity with TPM, its core areas of coverage of politics and American political culture.
The primary role involves managing the site's social media accounts and interacting with our readers in various formats. You'll also be pitching stories, writing posts, covering the 2016 presidential debates, drafting newsletters, and taking charge of a whole host of responsibilities.
Applicants must have a ready knowledge of contemporary US politics and a strong dose of news junky-dom, as well as an appreciation of the TPM style. The job is fast paced and sometimes frenetic, especially when news breaks. Multitasking should be your default style. The perfect candidate will be able to translate a love of politics into a social media message that fits TPM’s voice.
Applicants should have a minimum of one year's relevant journalism experience or substantial experience in college journalism.
The position is full-time and offers a competitive salary, health insurance coverage, 401(k), and three weeks paid vacation per year.
Send a resume and cover letter to jobs (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: "Job App: Social Media and Community Manager."