The Bulwark is seeking a full-time White House Correspondent. This position is hybrid remote/in-person but candidates must be located in Washington, D.C. To apply, please email a brief cover letter, at least three clips, and your resume to [email protected].
The White House Correspondent will cover the Biden administration, the House Republican committees probing the administration, public policy, and the 2024 general election. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of developing sources and breaking hard news stories that drive the news cycle.
The Bulwark blends original reporting with news analysis from a pro-democracy lens, so candidates should be prepared to cover events using this framing along with our unique voice and style. The Bulwark will give the candidate the ability to infuse an editorial perspective and personal tone into their reporting as well as a platform to expand their brand as a journalist.
The Correspondent will be expected to file multiple stories per week, plus additional reporting as needed. They will also be expected to periodically appear on Bulwark podcasts, livestreams, and in-person events.
The candidate must bring a granular understanding of relevant political trends and policy debates to the job and would ideally have at least three years of experience covering the White House or comparable beats, such as Congress or the 2020 presidential campaign.
Above all else, this is a high-visibility role offering candidates the opportunity to be at the center of the nation’s most pressing political debates, and the opportunity to help shape the national conversation. This position is hybrid remote/in-person, and you will be expected to spend at least one day per week in the office in downtown D.C. (north of McPherson Square) in addition to regular appearances in the White House briefing room. Candidates must be based in D.C., have reliable transportation, and be able to travel and respond flexibly to breaking news events off-hours.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Cover the White House and presidential campaign news day-to-day, with an aggressive style and an eye toward providing scoops.
- Respond to breaking news events and generate stories on a quick-turnaround basis, including on evenings and weekends.
- Provide incisive and original analysis breaking down policy matters and campaign developments using The Bulwark’s unique voice and style.
- Develop White House sources to inform coverage and maintain a broad network of contacts in Washington and beyond to stay abreast of political trends.
- Establish a national profile for yourself as a trusted, credible, news-breaking reporter on whom audiences can rely.
- Three years of experience covering the White House or a similar beat such as Congress.
- A track record of breaking news on a regular basis and offering original news analysis.
- Established network of high-level sources in the White House and relevant political campaigns.
- Familiarity with The Bulwark’s pro-democracy lens and ability to report using this frame.
- Independent, self-driven approach to news reporting and ability to develop and execute original story ideas.
- Flexibility to respond to breaking news events off-hours and travel as needed for coverage.
- Ability to appear across different Bulwark channels including podcasts, livestreams, and in-person events.
- Nontribal approach to politics and belief in The Bulwark’s core ethos of putting country over party.
- Established social media following on relevant platforms to help drive engagement.
- Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance fully covered by employer.
- A Metro-accessible downtown D.C. office located just blocks from the White House.
- Opportunity to work closely with a team of dedicated, smart people who are at the forefront of today’s fight for democracy against rising authoritarianism.
- Wide latitude to work independently and pursue stories that you want to cover.
- Work for a nationally recognized leader in political reporting and analysis that helps drive the news agenda in Washington and beyond.
About The Bulwark
The Bulwark is a leading digital news outlet for political analysis and reporting without partisan loyalties or tribal prejudices. Since our founding in 2018, we’ve focused on building a home for the politically homeless through a growing community of independent-minded readers and listeners who value democracy, honesty, and the exchange of ideas above all else.
Our home is TheBulwark.com, which is updated daily and ad-free. Most of what we publish is not paywalled but freely available, but we do also offer Bulwark+, a paid subscription service that features exclusive content for our large and growing community of members. We operate eight podcasts, seven newsletters, and additional content including weekly livestreams, in-person events, and more.
Our team comes from different political backgrounds but is united in its overarching commitment to protecting democracy from the existential threat posed by rising authoritarianism. As such, we don’t do tribalism. We just tell our readers what we really think. We hope you’ll consider joining us.