Finally, a WaPo job that speaks to us:
We are looking for an aggressive reporter with solid credentials covering government and politics who is capable of digging deeply and writing forcefully to help readers understand the political and special interest forces at play on the hill.Rowr! But what fake sexy D.C. are they living in? Is K Street back on or something?
National News, Congressional Reporter Opening
With the election behind us and a second-term agenda about to be rolled out, we're pleased
to announce a series of changes in our White House and Congressional coverage. Peter Baker,
after a strong tour in Russia, will pair up with Jim VandeHei, veteran of the campaign, to
form a new White House team. We expect Baker and VandeHei will give us a formidable
combination of intellect, experience and drive.
Mike Fletcher will also join our political team covering the administration, politics and
policy-making after living the life of a book author for the past year and as our national
education reporter before that.
Dana Milbank, having served up four years of trenchant White House coverage, will be
applying his talents to a column on political Washington while continuing to write about
politics more broadly. Mike Allen will complete a terrific run of White House coverage by
moving his talent, sources and endless energy over to Congress, where he will join a new
crew covering this august body. Mike will have primary responsibility for the House
leadership and other key issues on the Hill, while Chuck Babington will take key
responsibility for the Senate, replacing the irreplaceable Helen Dewar.
Veteran reporter Dan Morgan is retiring from the National staff after many years of
outstanding coverage of Capital Hill, creating a critically important opening for an
investigative reporter to cover issues of accountability and spending in Congress. A central
element of the job is bringing into full light the hidden workings of Congress -- it
requires a strong understanding of how Washington works, and of the nexus between special
interest pleading and law-making.
We are looking for an aggressive reporter with solid credentials covering government and
politics who is capable of digging deeply and writing forcefully to help readers understand
the political and special interest forces at play on the hill.
Those interested in applying for the job should contact [REDACTED].