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Senior Correspondent, Defense One

Defense One delivers news, analysis, and ideas about the future of U.S. defense to national-security leaders in uniform and out, other stakeholders, and citizens. Defense One is a property of Atlantic Media, whose mission is to inform, elevate and challenge the national discourse. It is produced by Government Executive Media Group, the premier publisher in the federal government market.

Defense One is looking for an experienced and well-sourced reporter to cover the Pentagon and beyond, reporting daily while keeping a wider eye for big-picture news on national security, the military, foreign policy, politics and intelligence. Your stories should tell our readers not only “what just happened” but “what does it mean for the future?” Topics include America’s wars and conflicts, global power shifts, and U.S. leadership on issues involving NATO, Europe, Russia, Asia, North Korea, Iran, nuclear security, and more.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Covering the Pentagon and filing stories regularly.
  • Covering developments on Capitol Hill as needed.
  • Developing sources and relying on them to produce original reporting.
  • Collaborating with other members of the Defense One editorial staff.
  • Occasionally traveling on assignment.
  • Occasionally moderating panel discussions and one-on-one interviews at Defense One events.
  • Working on longform articles and special editorial projects.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • 3+ years of professional journalism experience, preferably covering national security.
  • Strong record of developing sources and breaking news.
  • Flexibility and hustle.
  • A positive, good-natured, energetic attitude.

Please include links to three examples of your work in addition to your resume and cover letter.

Atlantic Media Values:

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  • Force of Ideas: At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
  • Spirit of Generosity: Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

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