Economics and Business Opinions Editor

7 days left

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 27, 2022
Closes
May 28, 2022
Ref
JR-90273484
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The Opinions section seeks an experienced editor to join our op-ed team, focusing on coverage of the economy, business, technology and the evolving workplace, helping to supervise our team of columnists who write on these topics.

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for and deep knowledge of these issues and for opinion journalism. This position will entail helping to craft and oversee our business and economics coverage, working with in-house columnists and bloggers along with outside writers to deliver a compelling suite of opinions coverage. 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, including ways in which to harness data to make or buttress opinion arguments. The candidate should also have a deep bench of contacts across the business landscape-including finance, industry, and the tech entrepreneurship ecosystem-as well as in relevant areas of government and academia.

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 understandable the lay reader. The position, which contemplates three days per week in the newsroom, is not eligible for remote work and 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.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?

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