About the Role
Roll Call is seeking an experienced and respected politics editor to manage its campaign team. We’re looking for someone who generates distinctive story ideas, identifies trends in advance of the competition and inspires reporters to produce high-impact dailies and enterprise stories. This job involves making sense of House and Senate campaigns, as well as the presidential race. That includes the influence of the key players — PACs, advocacy groups and public sentiment.
We want an editor with a strong ethical compass, management acumen and the ability to represent Roll Call on-air and at public events. The politics editor at times will be expected to produce or contribute to unique content, such as columns, podcasts, and videos. The ideal candidate will make order out of chaos, drawing upon outstanding organizational skills and the ability to make sound decisions quickly.
- Effectively manage a talented staff of political writers
- Edit and write high-impact stories on deadline
- Facilitate multi-platform content- Encourage alternative storytelling techniques
- Work with other editors and their teams to ensure smooth workflow
- Help maximize Roll Call’s social media presence
- Strong journalistic instincts and impeccable ethical judgment
- A desire to produce high-impact journalism that is nonpartisan and carefully reported
- Command of AP Style
- The ability to work collaboratively with people in a variety of roles
- 6+ years of experience reporting and editing in a fast-paced news environment
- Proficiency with WordPress
- Experience editing text for video and information graphics
- Experience with HTML
About Reporting at CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call is dedicated to providing nonpartisan news, in-depth analysis and legislative tracking about Congress, the administration and federal agencies. CQ, founded in 1945 as Congressional Quarterly, delivers to subscribers actionable intelligence from the House and Senate floor, committees and congressional hearings. CQ journalists and analysts take you behind the scenes of policymaking with a focus on how legislation is shaped, key players, the political motivations driving the debate, and how the process affects your interests. Our products and services include an award-winning magazine, topic-specific newsletters, transcripts, government documents, and committee and floor votes. Roll Call, founded in 1955, is known for its objective coverage of the people, politics, and personalities of Capitol Hill. We represent the largest press corps on Capitol Hill and serve an integral part of FiscalNote’s mission to connect people around the world to their government.
FiscalNote is the leading Government Relations Management and Issues Management platform. Our mission is to build the world’s most powerful platform for analyzing government risk and opportunity. For organizations facing government impact, FiscalNote is the platform for professionals to plan and execute their organization’s government risk strategy. Organizations rely on FiscalNote because of its accurate and relevant information, cutting-edge analytics, and ease of use. Our fierce curiosity and insatiable urge for the next challenge pours into our company culture.
FiscalNote offers competitive salaries, equity packages, and retirement accounts to ensure we’re all FN owners. We work hard, so we want you to play hard; our open vacation policy and vacation expense contribution help us ensure you’re getting the R&R you need. We offer comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance options supplemented by a flexible spending account (FSA). We have a slew of other benefits which you can check out at careers.FiscalNote.com.
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