POLITICO is a journalism firm with a focus on politics, policy, and power in Washington, DC. This digital-first company prides itself on creating smart journalism that informs and challenges all parties, and it is doing something that most of its industry is not: growing. POLITICO is going global, taking its successful model into new nations—and this growth ambition motivates not only its roster of journalists but also its business analysts and technologists.
“The future at POLITICO is so exciting. There are so few news organizations in the world that are actually growing right now. We see the journalism model breaking down everywhere, but we’ve found something that works. By providing insider detail, by giving readers things that they can’t get anywhere else,” shares Kristin Roberts, National Editor.
The POLITICO team is comprised of high achievers who want to make a difference, and it is so successful due to an emphasis on teamwork. The brand new, open-air offices (equipped with free coffee!) were built to facilitate just that. “Any time you have an office like this, where you have passionate people who are smart, you end up creating a community where people become friends,” says Tomer Ovadia, Data Analytics and Strategy Manager. “There’s a lot of things about the office that cultivate that kind of environment, such as the structure of our office space that encourages interactions between different departments.”
POLITICO employees are creating great journalism, and they’re ready to share their voices with the rest of the world. It won’t be an easy task, but they are more than ready for it. “The one thing that unites people here is that they want to make a difference in journalism, they want to make a difference in the business of journalism, and the technology of journalism,” shares Jim VandeHei, CEO and Co-Founder. “What I love is that, at nine years in, I think this place is as ambitious and as capable of actually acting on its ambitions as it was the very day that we launched it as a startup.”
If you want to break news and participate in the occasional costume day or debate-watching party, POLITICO may be a great fit for you.
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Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author