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Arlington, VA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
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POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy.

With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York and Brussels - and continued expansion into various state capitals in the United States - POLITICO has one of ... Read more

Mission: To be the dominant news organization in Washington, the states and around the world-the publication political and government officials must read and pay for to do their jobs, and companies must advertise with to shape how the most important people in the world view them and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Jamie Oh is an Account Executive with POLITICO Pro. She chatted with the Muse about how her career has grown at POLITICO. Jamie joined as a Business Development Associate (BDA) and has since been promoted to Assoc Account Executive and now Account Executive. Read about Jamie's career and her work at POLITICO.

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    POLITICO offers fresh perspectives in the world of modern politics. Since its early days in Washington, POLITICO has grown across the Atlantic, supplying a hungry new international audience. - POLITICO

  • Tara Palmeri, our White House Correspondent, will be joining CNN as a political analyst. Whether in Brussels or at our HQ in Rosslyn, Tara has made some wonderful contributions to POLITICO. Congrats, Tara! Image courtesy of WME

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Politico – Why Work For Us?

POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York and Brussels - and continued expansion into various state capitals in the United States - POLITICO has one of the most robust and rapidly expanding roster of journalists covering politics and policy in the world. Since its launch in 2007, POLITICO has delivered journalism about politics and policy making that is more authoritative in its sophistication and nonpartisan perspective than any competitor; that is more useful to people with a professional interest in public affairs; and that is more fun to read for a community of people who love the drama and sheer sport of politics. The central mission of POLITICO, from birth to our current period of growth, has been to help sustain and vastly expand nonpartisan political and policy journalism. We all believe informing readers and holding leaders accountable is and will forever be essential to smart governance, regardless of shifts in technology and consumption habits.


  • Since its launch in 2007, POLITICO has grown from approximately 60 employees to nearly 500. We now have nearly 300 reporters, editors and producers in Washington, Brussels, London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois and California. In 2015 alone, POLITICO added nearly 150 people to our team globally.
  • We pump out roughly 3,000 stories, 2,000 pushed news alerts for subscribers and 1,000 reported morning newsletters in an average month. Soon, we will have more people producing political and policy journalism in Washington, Europe and state capitals than any other news outlet in the world.
  • POLITICO distributes 30,000 copies of our Washington newspaper on each publishing day (more than 150 print days in 2015, with fluctuation due to the legislative calendar) and 29,000 copies of POLITICO Europe’s newspaper. POLITICO Magazine has a circulation of 33,000 and publishes 6 times a year. In addition, POLITICO averages 12 million unique visitors per month to our U.S. website and more than 1.5 million unique visitors on average to POLITICO.EU.
  • There are more than 100,000 subscribers for Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman’s Playbook alone. We have launched additional Playbooks in Massachusetts, Florida, Illinois, California, New Jersey and New York.
  • POLITICO renovated and moved into a new 72,000 square foot office space in Rosslyn, VA.
  • POLITICOs make appearances on national, local and international television and radio more than 500 times a month. Some notable programs include: MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” CBS’s "Face the Nation," PBS’s “Charlie Rose,” CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show," and WTOP-FM.
  • We produce approximately 100 newsmaker events per year. And have held events in the following cities: Berlin, Germany - Brussels, Belgium - Boston, MA - Chicago, IL - Danville, KY - Denver, CO - Des Moines, IA - Houston, TX - Los Angeles, CA - Manchester, NH - Newark, NJ - New Orleans, LA -

Executive Chairman and CEO 
Robert L. Allbritton is the founder, executive chairman and CEO of POLITICO, a non-partisan global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York and Brussels - and continued expansion into various state capitals across the United States - POLITICO has one of the most robust and rapidly expanding roster of journalists covering politics and policy in the world. Allbritton is also executive chairman of Perpetual Capital Partners, a private middle-market investment firm based in Washington, D.C. A native of Houston, Robert serves on the Board of Directors of the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation and is a Trustee Emeritus of Wesleyan University. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he majored in government. He is an avid skier and a licensed pilot.
Poppy MacDonald is the president of POLITICO USA. She is responsible for driving the organization’s growth, developing the business strategy, and executing the daily business operations of the company. In this role, she oversees the sales, marketing, product, communications, technology and human resources divisions and has full P&L responsibility for the business in the U.S. Prior to joining POLITICO, MacDonald served as National Journal’s publisher and president, responsible for the business development, marketing, operations and growth strategy of National Journal’s print and digital advertising, underwritten live events, and National Journal Membership. MacDonald started at National Journal in 2011 as vice president of membership, where she converted the publication’s individual subscription model to a membership. Previously, MacDonald served as POLITICO Pro’s executive director of business development. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the launch of Politico’s first paid subscription model focused on providing sector-specific coverage. She also managed the sales and client-service team. Prior to POLITICO, MacDonald worked at Gallup Inc., where over her four-year tenure she launched the World Poll and led the health care practice. Before that, MacDonald worked for The Advisory Board, consulting with hospitals and health systems as a director of marketing and new business development. MacDonald began her career serving members of Congress representing her Pacific Northwest hometown on both the Senate and House sides of Capitol Hill. MacDonald lives in Arlington, Va., with her husband, Brian, and two children.
Carrie Budoff Brown is the Editor of POLITICO. Previously, she was the Managing Editor of POLITICO Europe. She began her career in journalism at the York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record in the summer before her freshman year in college. She worked as an editor at The Daily Targum, the student-run newspaper of Rutgers University, and interned at the Richmond Times Dispatch and The New York Times. She worked as a staff writer at the Hartford Courant and the Philadelphia Inquirer before arriving at POLITICO on the day it launched in 2007. Between 2009 and 2014, Budoff Brown served as POLITICO’s White House correspondent. She has covered the Senate, the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, the 2010 health care overhaul bill, Wall Street reform and various tax cut battles in U.S. Congress.

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    POLITICO is a great place to work if you're passionate about the intersection of politics, policy and media. The place is filled with smart, driven colleagues and marked by a culture of entrepreneurism and growth.


    Depending on the department, the culture can be tough for people who want a highly structured and predictable work day.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Politico in March 2017.


    First interviewed over the phone with the talent acquisition specialist. She then sent me a write up I had to complete before moving on. Once completed we scheduled another interview. This time with 2 different Politico employees. Both half hour. Two really great interviews but no offer.

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