Hotline Editorial Intern

Washington, DC

National Journal has an immediate opening for a morning intern on the Hotline, one of its flagship editorial products. For more than 30 years, Hotline Wake-Up Call and Hotline Latest Edition have been the key political tipsheets for officeholders, campaign professionals, pollsters, political parties, and political scholars. This individual will report to Hotline’s editor. Shift will be 7-11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Best known as one of Washington’s most trusted media brands for nearly 50 years, National Journal is a premier research and insights company committed to helping organizations effectively navigate Washington. The mission is to equip the thousands of government and business leaders in the nation’s capital with the intelligence and connections they need to save time, increase efficiency, and deliver success.

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Searching and curating the morning’s political news via Google, Lexis/Nexis, social media, and dozens of newspapers and other sources

  • Writing short pieces of news and analysis for the newsletters

  • Helping to update our polling and political ad databases

  • Collaborate with staff correspondents and editors on larger feature stories

  • Assisting on larger data projects like redistricting and quarterly FEC donor reports

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • A passion for journalism and a commitment to independent, nonpartisan reporting and writing

  • Working knowledge of American politics and a hunger to learn more

  • Thorough attention to detail and ability to file on tight deadlines

  • The ability to multitask with little to no supervision

  • A strong work ethic and motivation to succeed

  • Quick and accurate writing skills

Employment Type: Internship

Term: August/September 2022-December 2022

Compensation: The salary for this role is $17/hour

Remote Status: 100% remote or a hybrid schedule (in-office work on Tuesdays/Thursdays) based in Washington, DC


About Us: 

Across National Journal Group, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in you, and everyone else.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions –

  • Force of Ideas:  At the center of National Journal Group work are the ideas within our writing.  We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequences.  Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.

  • Spirit of Generosity:  National Journal Group seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.  National Journal Group writing should be cut from the same cloth –critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

National Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.