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Senior Editor Overseeing Washington Coverage

We’re doubling down on our investigative coverage of the federal government and its impact on people’s lives. So we’re hiring reporters in Washington, and we want you to lead them.

There’s an enormous amount of news coming from Washington. We’re not going to be covering all of it. We’re not going to be covering the fights or the tweets. We are going be digging into what’s happening inside the halls of power that affects the lives of Americans.

Your job will be to lead the team making that happen.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has a track record — as either an editor or reporter — of landing revelatory accountability stories about the levers of power in Washington and their real-world impact.
  • Aches to report stories that are both important and powerfully told.
  • Is truly excited about all the possible ways we can do journalism nowadays: from deep data digging to working with readers to marrying narrative and investigative forms.
  • Really likes working with others. Everybody at ProPublica has their own superpower. And we do our best work together. We’re going to count on you to help make that happen in Washington.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, apply using this form. The deadline is Jan. 27.

The job is full-time and includes benefits. It will be based in our new Washington office.

Questions? Send them to eric.umansky@propublica.org. No phone calls, please.

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