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Hotline Editorial Intern

National Journal is hiring a Hotline intern.

National Journal has an immediate opening for a morning intern on the Hotline, one of its flagship editorial products. For more than 30 years, Hotline Wake-Up Call and Hotline Latest Edition have been the key political tipsheets for officeholders, campaign professionals, pollsters, political parties, and political scholars. This individual will report to Hotline’s editor. Shift will be 7-11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

National Journal is a premier research and insights company committed to helping organizations effectively navigate Washington. Best known as one of Washington’s most trusted media brands for nearly 50 years, our expertise is unmatched with teams of specialists dedicated to government affairs, communications, and political research, in addition to exceptional journalism. Our mission is to equip the thousands of government and business leaders in the nation’s capital with the intelligence, insights, and connections they need to save time, increase efficiency, and deliver success.

What is National Journal’s Editorial? 

The Hotline is the premier campaign resource for more than 30 years.  Read by the most powerful and informed figures in Washington, our twice-daily newsletter covers the latest news from campaigns all along the ballot from across the country. A mix of aggregation, original reporting and analysis, Hotline has delivered the wisdom before it’s conventional into inboxes every morning. 

Your responsibilities will include:

Searching and curating the morning’s political news via Google, Lexis/Nexis, social media, and dozens of newspapers and other sources

Writing short pieces of news and analysis for the newsletters

Helping to update our polling and political ad databases

Collaborate with staff correspondents and editors on larger feature stories

Assisting on larger data projects like our Poll Tracker and quarterly FEC donor reports

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

A passion for journalism and a commitment to independent, nonpartisan reporting and writing

Working knowledge of American politics and a hunger to learn more

Thorough attention to detail and ability to file on tight deadlines

The ability to multitask with little to no supervision

A strong work ethic and motivation to succeed

Quick and accurate writing skills

Creative thinking and resourcefulness in problem-solving

Prodigious work ethic and spirit of generosity

Active contributor to a diverse and inclusive workplace

Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, and writing sample

Employment Type: Internship

Term: May 2024-August 2024

Compensation: The salary for this role is $20.00/hour

Location: This job is based in Washington, DC. National Journal operates on a hybrid schedule, with employees required to be in the office every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.