DC Correspondent - Washington News Bureau


Washington, DC, US, 20001

Location: DC-Washington

Job Title:  DC Correspondent - Washington News Bureau

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Position Overview

The Cox Media Group Washington News Bureau is seeking an enterprising, DC Correspondent. The perfect fit has Capitol Hill/government reporting experience and a rigorous understanding of how things get done in Washington. We want an experienced, passionate journalist with strong news judgement who can cover politics and policy in a way that resonates with local viewers. An investigative background and ability to dig through DC bureaucracy is also a plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pitch multiple well-developed story ideas each day
  • Report with accuracy and commit to reporting all sides of the story
  • Cover Washington news that impacts the local markets we cover
  • Break down complicated stories and explain why it matters to real people
  • Pursue original stories our CMG TV and News/Talk Radio stations won’t see or hear anywhere else
  • Develop key sources among local congressional delegations and government agencies
  • Work on joint investigative projects across the company
  • Contribute to broadcast, streaming and digital content – including long-form investigations, 30-minute specials and more
  • Help provide 2024 election campaign coverage for CMG stations

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years TV reporting experience and a college degree
  • An ability to be a strong multitasker and an independent worker
  • Excellent people skills and a team player
  • Strong active, energetic live skills and an authentic on-air presence
  • An openness to innovation and new ways of reporting

About Cox Media Group
CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit www.coxmediagroup.com.

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