Ground Combat Reporter

Location: McLean, Virginia, United States


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 1268

Position Title: Content Writer/Editor_G01

External Description:

Ground Combat Reporter

The ideal candidate for’s Ground Combat Reporter position will be hungry for news and have a track record of landing scoops and an ability to develop and hone a keen sense of what our readers care most about. We need a reporter who can learn on the job, who wants to be an expert on their beat and who won’t be satisfied with following the crowd or waiting for news to show up in their inbox. It’s also key to be agile: this job sometimes requires the ability to process and report news speedily and accurately, in competition with world-class reporters who are trying to beat you to the punch. Not least, we’re looking for someone who is collegial and collaborative, as reporters from different beats will sometimes work together to develop a story. It’s also crucial to have high standards and personal integrity. The people and organizations you write about may not always like your stories, but they should respect you as a straight shooter who strives for accuracy and fairness.


  • Produce an average of 10-13 stories per week representing a mix of breaking news, enterprise and daily reporting.
  • Cover all elements of the Army, and small arms, tactical gear and land warfare topics for the Army and Marine Corps.
  • Develop and maintain a strong network of sources within both services and cultivate an understanding of which topics within the beat are of special interest to our audience.
  • Know how to submit FOIA requests and regularly file them and follow up to stay abreast of investigations and other publicly releasable information.
  • Work occasional nonstandard hours to cover breaking news, and be available for international or domestic reporting travel several times a year.

Job Requirements:

  • Solid experience reporting at a daily news publication
  • Knowledge and understanding of AP style
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Deadline-oriented and comfortable multi-tasking

About Monster

Monster is a global leader in connecting people to jobs, wherever they are.  For more than 20 years, Monster has helped people improve their lives with better jobs, and employers find the best talent. Today, the company offers services in more than 40 countries, providing some of the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities.

Monster continues its pioneering work of transforming the recruiting industry with advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, including our flagship website® and a vast array of products and services.

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Community / Marketing Title: Ground Combat Reporter

Company Profile:

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