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Washington Bureau Chief

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is one of the widest-read news websites in the United States. Our team members are top-notch reporters who produce rich, highly compelling pieces. We understand good journalism, and our more than 35 million readers a month appreciate that.


IJR is seeking a Washington Bureau Chief to join our news team, which focuses on original reporting on politics and national news. The editor will be based out of our office in Old Town Alexandria and lead a team that works throughout D.C.


Here is What You'll be Responsible for in this Position

  • Curate breaking news topics and organizing corresponding internal & external coverage, opinion, and community posts.
  • Assign, edit and post well-sourced breaking posts for IJR about politics and/or current events that people will need to share.
  • Follow your own leads and writing your own stories, as you see fit.
  • Work quickly in a collaborative fashion with editors and/or other team members.
  • Manage a team of news reporters across Washington.


Job Requirements

  • At least 5 years professional writing and editing experience in a fast-paced digital newsroom environment with published byline.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proven experience leading a team in a dynamic work environment.
  • Experience outside of print preferred.
  • Proven to be nimble and able to easily adapt.
  • The ability to understand others’ perspectives in order to present information objectively and fairly.
  • Driven to stand out amongst our competitors.
  • Understanding of all major social media platforms.
  • Acute awareness of current events and politics.
  • The ability to ensure legitimacy, accuracy, and reader trust is maintained across editorial operations.
  • Thorough understanding of writing, editing and social media 
  • Proactive problem solver.


  • Competitive compensation
  • Mac setup and monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • Fast-paced environment with no bureaucracy
  • Monthly parking or Metro stipend
  • 100% premium covered Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 3% contribution to 401k
  • Catered lunch every Friday
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