Associate Writer, Breaking News


The New Republic is looking for a smart, creative, and versatile breaking news associate writer to produce our hourly coverage of the events shaping the day.

The ideal candidate has wide-ranging interests, a voracious enthusiasm for conversations around the news, and strong pattern recognition for the major issues and stakes that will matter most to TNR readers as we fight and expose extremism in this crucial election year. With a broad range of reference across politics and society, the breaking news associate writer will have a sharp eye for material that will be of interest to our readers, a keen wit, and the ability to write clean, engaging copy quickly. The role is designed to produce five short posts each day, so the candidate must have an affinity for the iterative, informal style of news aggregation.

The associate writer reports to a deputy editor. The breaking news desk works in two shifts—one that begins slightly earlier in the day and one that ends slightly later in the day. The writers on each shift will change, depending on the week and the desk’s needs.

While we prefer you to have at least 1-2 years of relevant professional experience for this role, we also encourage recent journalism graduates with sharp clips to consider the job.

This is a full-time remote position, but you must be based in one of the following regions: Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. The annual salary for the associate writer is between $65,000 and $70,000. The position is covered by the collective-bargaining agreement between The New Republic and the NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.

To apply, please submit your résumé and a cover letter about why you’re right for this position at The New Republic. The cover letter must be tailored to TNR, showing a clear understanding of our sensibility and history. You may also include writing samples in your application. You will be required to take a writing test during the interview process.

The New Republic is committed to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, people with criminal records, veterans, and people with disabilities.

The application deadline is March 24, but please apply ASAP if you’re interested, as we’ll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Full-Time Remote

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