Instagram Editor, Climate

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 16, 2022
Closes
Jul 12, 2022
Ref
JR-90273438
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 looking for an Instagram editor to develop and oversee our new climate account. We see this as an opportunity to connect our award-winning climate coverage with new audiences as part of an expansion that aims to make The Post the world's preeminent news organization for coverage of the climate, environment and extreme weather.

This editor must be able to articulate and implement a clear, platform-specific strategy that builds a committed audience for our climate journalism on Instagram. That includes finding distinct ways to amplify visual storytelling and accessible explanatory journalism that empowers people to understand the changing planet and their role in it. We want someone energetic, creative and communicative who can collaborate with partners across disciplines to extend The Post's climate coverage to new and younger audiences. Top candidates will be organized and audience-minded. They will understand Instagram well and be excited to find compelling ways to highlight video, photography and graphics as well as The Post's journalists and climate experts. It's imperative this person is comfortable experimenting with different formats including Reels, Stories and Feed.

Candidates should have two to three years of experience managing a news organization's social accounts, including Instagram. Climate journalism experience is a plus.

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.

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

Candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three to five examples of Instagram work you're proud of, including screenshots with active links, to our jobs portal by April 25. With each work sample, include a few sentences that explain how the choices you made fit an intended audience; all application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Instagram Editor Travis Lyles and Managing Editor Krissah Thompson.

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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