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Political Reporter, ThinkProgress

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Reports to: ThinkProgress Editor-in-Chief

Department: Communications

Staff reporting to this position: None

Position classification: Exempt, full-time


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Political Reporter to work with the team that produces ThinkProgress. This position will be required to cover state and federal election cycles and produce original reporting on candidates and lawmakers from across the country.


  • Cover elections and political news for ThinkProgress.
  • Build relationships with lawmakers and campaign sources.
  • Travel around the country to report on events and candidates.
  • Other research projects as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Strong research and writing experience.
  • Familiarity with campaigns, politics, and Congress.
  • Familiarity with ThinkProgress and progressive news.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Ability to quickly respond to news developments.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, RSS, video editing, and media monitoring services helpful but not required.

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to  

To apply

E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to:

Or you may write to: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "American Progress." The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.