Health & Wellness Deputy Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 05, 2022
Closes
May 25, 2022
Ref
JR-90273506
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking an experienced deputy editor to help lead our expanding personal health and wellness coverage. The deputy editor will partner with the Wellness editor to hire and supervise a team of staff writers and freelancers who will create science-based service journalism focused on fitness, nutrition, mental health, relationships and other personal health topics.

We're looking for a creative editor who understands a reader-focused approach to journalism and who enjoys editing a variety of stories, including spot news, weekly columns, features and ambitious enterprise stories that all help readers make better decisions about their lives. A background in health and science journalism is ideal but not required. Most important is that candidates are experienced editors with strong organizational skills who create a supportive environment for a talented staff of writers to do their best work. Candidates should also be excellent collaborators who will work closely with all newsroom teams, including the Health and Science, Lifestyle, Food, Video, Audio, Graphics, Photo, Newsletters and Audience teams.

This position is based in our Washington, D.C., newsroom and not eligible for remote work.

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.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position to our jobs portal by May 19. Your cover letter should be addressed to Wellness Editor Tara Parker-Pope.

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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