Politics Reporter

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description


Rolling Stone, the leading voice of popular culture for more than 50 years, is adding a reporter to our politics section — writing and reporting news stories about Washington’s most colorful characters and most controversial issues, and the 2022 campaign’s most intriguing races. 

 Job Description:

Join our fun, fast-paced, talented team as a political reporter. The ideal candidate has a deep source base, a hunger to break news, and an understanding at an instinctual level what makes a story work for Rolling Stone. This candidate should be able to write and report stories that will appeal to audiences from a wide variety of communities. Finally, the candidate must have the ability to craft features, deliver scoops, and respond to fast-moving events quickly, accurately, and with style. 


  • Deliver exclusive stories and features on Congress; campaigns; and divisions inside the two major political parties.
  • Break news that advances major stories of the day.
  • Investigate and uncover news about Washington’s worst actors
  • Brainstorm ideas with other reporters, editors, photographers, video producers, and social media managers.


  • 3-5 years of experience in political journalism
  • The ability to juggle several stories and projects at the same time and keep a cool head under pressure
  • A proven track record of delivering exclusive and high-quality material on deadline, at least 2-3 times a week
  • A deep source base, both in the political mainstream and at the fringes 
  • Familiarity with digital news gathering tools 
  • A commitment to collaborating with colleagues at every level of the organization

We believe our newsroom should represent the communities we cover and our readership. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Typical range: 65k-80k

Factors that could be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience and comparison to current employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range. The total compensation package for this position will also include other elements, a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits including 401(k) eligibility and paid time off benefits. PMC is committed to the health and wellness of our employees. PMC is committed to the health and wellness of our employees. As part of our company-wide rollout of PMC’s paid healthcare plan, for this role the company pays 100% of the monthly health, dental and vision plan premiums for the employee and their family. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If you have more or less experience than specified on this job posting, please apply and list your salary expectations.

If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors).

It's all About You…


At PMC, your wellness is top of mind. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to nurture you and your loved ones, including pets! Our package includes Healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) HSA with an employer contribution, FSA (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter), EAP, Life Insurance, 401K with an employer match, Paid Parental Leave, Long-term Disability, generous Paid Time off (PTO), Pet Insurance, and Home & Auto insurance. Our Wellness initiatives rotate yoga, meditation, wellness weeks on a variety of topics, and financial wellness. We continuously elevate our offerings with more, for you.


About Rolling Stone:

Rolling Stone, the number one brand in music publishing, has been the leading voice of music and popular culture for 50 years. The multi-media brand features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary, and award-winning journalism across many platforms including magazine, digital, mobile, social, and event marketing. Rolling Stone provides ''all the news that fits'' to a global audience of approximately 60 million people every month and publishes over 100 pieces of content every day.


About Penske Media Corporation   

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate audience. Since 2004, PMC has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Variety, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Dick Clark Productions, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Deadline, Sportico, BGR, ARTnews, Fairchild Media, Vibe, IndieWire, Dirt, Artforum, Gold Derby, Spy.com and Luminate, the premier data and analytics company. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth, and courage. In addition, PMC owns several vital cultural events such as SXSW, LA3C, Life is Beautiful, Latin Music Week and ATX Television Festival. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good www.pmc.com.