Water Reporter

E&E News

, , US

E&E News is looking for a reporter who will bring enthusiasm and creativity to our coverage of water issues. This position is ideal for an ambitious reporter who can juggle daily stories while managing feature writing and enterprise reporting.

You’ll cover the legislative and regulatory landscape for water policy and politics. That might include a deep dive into the arcane details of wetlands regulations, an examination of the intricacies of water permitting decisions, and keeping on top of any developments on water issues in the halls of Congress. You will cover regulatory developments at EPA and water projects carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to synthesize complex issues and convey the implications of federal actions to a broad audience in an intelligent and clear way.

You’ll go where the action is — from EPA public meetings to wherever our generous travel budget takes you. You’ll chase down lawmakers, work the phones in our conveniently located Capitol Hill office, and slosh around wetlands.

And you’ll be a member of our EPA team, contributing mainly to Greenwire and E&E Daily.


  • Washington experience isn’t required, but a hunger for scoops and excellent news judgment is.
  • Experience with the subject matter or covering federal regulations would help.
  • An ability to sniff out and avoid spin, quickly digest difficult material and identify the big picture is a must.
  • You’ll thrive if you’re the sort of reporter who keeps a long story list (and follows through on it) but is always willing to pitch in and help fellow members on the team.
  • This position would be ideal for a journalist with a minimum 3-5 years experience.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume and several clips to [email protected]