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Floor Reporter
Posted on 8/10/2022
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 1-2 years of research or writing experience with the federal government, preferably in a political or policy-focused capacity; equivalent experience on Capitol Hill; equivalent experience in journalism, whether as a researcher, reporter or copy editor
  • A thorough understanding of broad U.S. policy and a better-than-average ability to quickly and effectively distill important details from legislative text and other sources
  • An awareness of procedural behaviors of the U.S. House and Senate, including a sense of which situations are “standard” and which require further context or investigation
  • Strong attention to detail and good organizational abilities
  • The ability to work a schedule that largely mirrors the House and Senate hours of operation
  • The ability to meet strict deadlines
  • The ability to develop sources, gather information and process content in a way that is consistent with CQ Roll Call's editorial style and standards
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, internet-based research, Google tools and electronic media
  • Track every action on the House or Senate floor as it happens, providing precise descriptions of both the policy and legislative procedure involved at the time
  • Read, summarize and analyze bill text and floor actions; write reports and prepare impartial, fact-based bill summaries for internal newsroom circulation and external client use; compose descriptions of
  • All
  • Measures and amendments subject to floor activity in either chamber
  • Provide clients with complete, timely coverage and error-free, quality legislative information within set deadlines and in accordance with CQ Roll Call's editorial style standards -- and following Associated Press editorial style otherwise
  • Develop and maintain a broad understanding of CQ Roll Call editorial and legislative content sets and master the procedures for updating and clearing all related content, including to quickly and accurately collect, process, code and publish legislative data, documents, amendments, transcripts, bill information and other related information
  • Report breaking news from the House and Senate floors and contribute to news coverage and analysis of floor action and procedure
  • Adapt to and balance long hours and an irregular congressional schedule while juggling multiple assignments
  • Work with editors and fellow reporters to develop reporting, writing and general news-gathering skills; cultivate relationships with sources for journalistic and document-source purposes
  • Other duties as assigned

201-500 employees

Policy and Market Intelligence
Company Overview
FiscalNote's mission is to empower people and organizations with the right information at the right time so that they can better navigate risk, opportunity and uncertainty. The company is building a data and insights platform.
  • Health - The health of you and your family is important to us — so much so that we subsidize a large portion of healthcare premiums for not only you, but also your dependents. Our FSA allows you to shuttle tax-free dollars for out-of-pocket health care costs. An onsite gym greases the wheels for your workout needs.
  • Paid Time Off - We recognize refreshed employees are productive employees. We do not put a number on the amount of days an employee can take off which allows them to take time away from work to recharge as they need it.
  • Commuting - Travel to work can be expensive, so on top of contributing toward your commuting expenses – including garage parking and public transit – we offer a corporate bikeshare membership at a steep discount. We also allow employees with pricier commutes to dedicate pretax dollars toward their travel.
  • Retirement - Your long term well-being is directly tied to your ability to save for the future. By offering a match on contributions you make to a company-sponsored 401(k), we make it hard not to think about the later years.
  • Parental Leave - Building your family is just as important as building our business. We’re happy to empower our employees to spend time with their new little ones by providing 18 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave after a year of service to the company.
Company Values
  • Know your audience
  • Find the truth
  • Drive alignment
  • Own the job
  • Bias for action
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  • Support the family