How much does a Political Journalist make in the United States? The average Political Journalist salary in the United States is $36,495 as of November 23, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $29,954 and $47,046. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago, IL

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Committee to Protect Journalists - New York, NY

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Political Journalist

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Radio Free Asia - Washington , DC
Knowledge and understanding of the current political, economic and social conditions in Tibet and ... Send résumé with cover letter making reference to "Journalist, Tibetan Service" via e-mail to ...
LinkedIn - 5 days ago
Communications Shop - Washington , DC
Strong political and public policy knowledge and the ability to navigate complex social issues ... journalism, communications management, campaign strategy and implementation, marketing, media ...
ZipRecruiter - 24 days ago
Foundation for Defense of Democracies - Washington , DC
FDD combines policy research, investigative journalism, strategic communications, and democracy and ... The Center on Military and Political Power The Center on Military and Political Power is looking ...
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CalMatters - Sacramento , CA
Someone who will work closely with CalMatters political and the rest of our journalists to share stories they're covering and tips they receive. The WhatMatters newsletter is an important platform ...
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Chronicle Of Higher Education - Washington , DC
Born from a tradition of nonprofit journalism and deeply engaged in innovative digital ventures ... political, and cultural challenges they face; and holding them accountable to the principles they ...
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Advanced educational background, preferably masters or doctoral level and/or ten or more years of work experience in public affairs, journalism, communications, foreign affairs, political science, or ...
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