Start your week off with some jobs: On the Market is back - DC


Mar. 20, 2017 12:43 pm

Start your week off with some jobs: On the Market is back

This week: Join ~the media~.

At USA Today's office's in McLean, Va.

(Photo by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier)

On the Market is a column where we highlight noteworthy job openings and the people who are lookin’. Got a submission? Email us and tell us why it belongs in the roundup.

Long before the days of legislative tracking software, organizations interested in politics used news reports and analysis as a way to stay up-to-date on what was happening (or not happening) on Capitol Hill. In this atmosphere, entities like Roll Call, National Journal and, more recently, Politico rose to prominence.

Of course, the news is still an important tool in any lobbyist or advocate’s toolbox but you catch our drift — things have changed. And the news organizations that hold down the Capitol Hill beat have had to change as well.

All of which is to say that National Journal, “a premier research and insights company committed to helping organizations effectively navigate Washington,” is hiring a Python developer. The individual must be based in D.C., and excited to work on both the front and backends of NJ’s website and content management system (CMS). Analytical thinker with experience in Agile development? Apply here.


Meanwhile, over on K Street, the Washington Post seeks data scientists for its big data team. “Washington Post has huge volumes of activity data and related business data from millions of customers,” the listing reads. “We are building an integrated Big Data Platform that stores all aspects of customer profiles and activities (360-degree view of customers), contents and their metadata, and business data.” Sound cool? Join the team.


For those with long attention spans, C-SPAN offers direct insight into what’s happening on the Hill. And for that alone it’s pretty cool — the station is seeking a systems administrator to keep the whole show up and running.



D.C.-based Vox Media is out to build “the future of media.” What does that look like? Well, as design director of product, you’d have a place in figuring that out. Among other tech and product related roles, Vox is hiring a head of data science to “foster a data-informed culture at Vox Media.” (Shameless plug: You can catch Vox Media at our job fair NET/WORK DC 2017 on March 29).


Looking to get your hands on some real, old fashioned print media? The Gannett network is hiring a graphic designer to “bring creative projects to life” in print and digital. The role will work out of Gannett’s McLean, Va.-based headquarters.

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Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier was the lead reporter for DC. The California native previously worked for NPR and the editorial board at USA Today. She can talk travel plans all day, and has strong opinions on the best doughnut in D.C.


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