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Senior Congressional Correspondent

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 Senior Congressional Correspondent to join our news team, which focuses on original reporting on politics and national news. The correspondent will spend the majority of their time on Capitol Hill when Congress is in session. The remainder of the role will be based out of our office in Old Town Alexandria.


Here is what you’ll be responsible for in this position

  • Produce original stories from Capitol Hill, concerning congressional policy and politics
  • Manage a relationship with congressional members, staff, and the Senate press gallery
  • Provide direction to the junior congressional reporter, and seek assistance from the junior congressional reporter as needed
  • Coordinate and consult with other news team members/other editorial teams about Congressional coverage, assisting with sourcing as needed
  • Facilitate multimedia projects from Capitol Hill when possible/desired (ex. Getting a video team to Capitol Hill to do a video with Paul Ryan, getting a photographer to assist with “Cutest Dogs on Capitol Hill,” hosting a Facebook Live show with members of Congress)



  • 3+ years of reporting experience, preferably on a policy or congressional reporting beat
  • A clear understanding of Washington politics and congressional procedure
  • Experience managing one or more editorial team members preferred
  • Proven ability to work independently on Capitol Hill



  • 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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