Huriot — Defense Reporter at POLITICO

Defense Reporter


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Role Details


POLITICO is seeking an ambitious and enterprising reporter to cover defense and serve as the lead author of Morning Defense, our agenda-setting daily newsletter.

POLITICO’s Defense team digs into consequential issues across a wide range of areas at the intersection of weapons, warfare, politics and policy. We’re looking for a reporter with a deep interest in how the Defense Department enacts policies that affect budgets, big-ticket weapons acquisitions and America’s commitments abroad.

The successful candidate will have a track record of delivering scoops and enterprise reporting in a fast-paced daily newsroom. Helming Morning Defense means setting the tone and writing authoritatively on a variety of issues — and editing the work of others who contribute — for a highly influential audience. This position also includes ample opportunity to write news and enterprise stories that appear across all of POLITICO’s platforms — from newsy dispatches for subscribers to enterprise stories for POLITICO’s home page to other newsletters — both in the U.S. and in Europe.

What You’ll Need:

  • At least two years of experience working as a reporter in a daily newsroom.

  • Excellent news judgment and a deep understanding of how the Defense Department and Congress operate.

  • The desire to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues throughout the company.

  • A track record of delivering scoops and enterprise on a beat. (Please submit at least 4-6 clips in your application along with your resume and cover letter.)

We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors of the status quo, collaborators, talent cultivators and DEI stewards. Our culture is defined by grit, total integrity and a prioritization on innovation.

We value our people. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, commuter and cell phone reimbursements, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development. Click here ( for more on what we offer and what it’s like to work for POLITICO.

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  • Published on: Jan 06, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Arlington, Virginia
  • Salary: negotiable
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