Politics Opinions Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 27, 2022
Closes
May 22, 2022
Ref
JR-90273486
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The Opinions section seeks an experienced editor to join our op-ed team, focusing on political coverage. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for and deep knowledge of both U.S. politics and opinion journalism. This position will entail helping to craft and oversee our political opinions coverage, working with in-house columnists and bloggers along with outside writers to deliver a compelling suite of opinions coverage in advance of the 2022 midterms and beyond. The candidate should have a highly entrepreneurial attitude toward opinion journalism, including creative thinking about the best formats in which to present arguments to readers and a deep bench of contacts at all levels of government to help produce news-making opeds. The candidate must have enthusiasm for seeking out and understanding perspectives across the ideological spectrum, along with exceptional editing skills, including the desire and proven ability to work with both highly polished writers and those who need significant help turning their ideas into effective essays and arguments. The position requires some on-call weekends on a rotating basis.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multigenerational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

If you are interested, please upload a resume and cover letter to our jobs portal by May 20.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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