Indian Country Today is hiring

Reporter / editor position based in Washington, D.C.

Reporter / Editor

Indian Country Today has an immediate opening for a reporter/ editor position to contribute to the digital news site, Indian Country Today. This position will work directly with the editor and associate editor writing stories, posting material, possibly producing video content, and crafting headlines. The ideal candidate will have a solid news sense.


  • Pitch, report, write or edit news stories for Indian Country Today.
  • Be familiar with social media and ready to engage our readership in a variety of digital platforms.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • We prefer at least two years of professional experience working in news writing, but the right candidate could be hired at an entry level position.
  • Solid writing, editing, and fact-checking skills; journalistic and ethical judgment; attention to detail and care for factual accuracy.
  • Solid background in American Indian and Alaska Native issues, history, policy and culture.

Candidates who would excel in this position:

  • Be curious.
  • Follow the news closely.
  • Pitch great stories and know how to take a story idea from good to great.
  • Excel when working with a team.

This position is not for candidates who:

  • Struggle to manage their own time, stay organized, or remain focused on one thing at a time.
  • Need an editor to feed them ideas.
  • Are unsure if journalism is the right career.
  • Gloss over details or glaze over when processing a litany of facts.

The successful candidate will be willing to work based in Washington, D.C.

To apply:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Mark Trahant, editor, at Indian Country Country Today.

There will be interviews in Miami during the Native American Journalists Association meeting July 18 - 21. (As well as by video link.)