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major transportation, climate, and energy legislation coming before
Congress in 2009 and 2010, Streetsblog is seeking a talented journalist
to cover Capitol Hill. We’re looking for a reporter/blogger who can
help bring outside-the-Beltway readers inside the legislative process,
scoop the mainstream press, and make Streetsblog Capitol Hill an
engaging and entertaining must-read.

Our ideal candidate is
a talented, experienced writer and reporter who knows the players in
transportation and environmental policymaking on Capitol Hill. The
ability to navigate the intricacies of the legislative process, to dig
beneath the surface, and to track the interests and influences behind
the scene is a must.


Streetsblog has a distinct advocacy bent oriented towards reducing
automobile dependence and improving conditions for pedestrians,
cyclists and transit riders, we bring newspaper-quality journalism to
the issues that we cover. Towards that end, we are seeking a
reporter/blogger with previous professional experience to do original
research, interviews, investigation and coverage of events.
Qualifications include:

  • Professional journalism
    experience, ideally covering the legislative processes related to
    transportation, planning or environmental policy issues.
  • A
    network of existing sources – and an ability to cultivate new sources –
    among the lawmakers, lobbyists, advocates and other players who work on
    federal transportation policy issues.
  • Experience with WordPress or other blogging technologies is a plus.
  • A personal passion for the issues that Streetsblog covers.

To Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and relevant clips/links to

is produced by The Open Planning Project, a New York City-based
non-profit that uses technology to catalyze civic action and social
change. This position is full-time, and the Reporter will work remotely
from Washington, DC.



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