The Economist Editor - CQ Roll Call in Washington, District Of Columbia


Washington’s CQ Roll Call brings up-to-date news, analysis and insights to senior decision-makers on Capitol Hill. This trusted source of unbiased, impartial information provides authoritative, nonpartisan and accurate congressional news and legislative tracking tools to its subscribers. Through more than 40 print and online products, CQ Roll Call keeps readers updated on a weekly, daily and real-time basis covering every legislative action in Congress with breaking news, bill tracking, and member profiles and offers insight on the people and institutions that influence public policy and legislation.

CQ Roll Call’s parent, The Economist Group, is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The brands are bound together by their objective opinion, original insight and advocacy of economic, political and democratic freedom around the world.

Currently, CQ is seeking an editor capable of handling and improving news stories, features, and other information for CQ’s subscribers. Accuracy, non-partisanship and context are key. Knowledge of Washington and Congress is important.

For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample.


In the role you would be expected to:

  • Edit stories for grammar and punctuation and for AP style

  • Help guide coverage by reporters and work with other content

  • Edit text and charts

  • Meet deadlines and the highest standards of accuracy

Experience, skills and professional attributes:

To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in journalism or English, or other relevant disciplines

  • Two years experience editing for a daily publication

  • Strong knowledge of Congress, politics and elections

  • Familiarity with print and online publishing tools

    To succeed in the role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • High-level researching skills

  • Ability to use social media to promote content

  • Ability to adapt to new technologies

  • Ability to work long hours and meet strict deadlines

  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as needed

ID 2017-3934

Job Locations United States-DC-Washington

Function Editor