Deputy America Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 26, 2022
Closes
Jul 07, 2022
Ref
JR-90273613
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 and versatile journalist to join its America desk as a deputy editor overseeing coverage of race, multiculturalism and identity.

This editor, who will report to the America editor, will manage a team of reporters writing about racial dynamics and rapid social change across the country as well as shepherd About US, a twice-weekly newsletter dedicated to 21st century conversations about race and identity. In addition, this editor will work with others on the America desk to deploy reporters and drive coverage of breaking national news, including natural disasters and other mass-casualty events, as well as the accountability journalism that flows from such incidents.

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of managing and mentoring reporters and juggling daily news dispatches with ambitious enterprise coverage. We are looking for someone with creative conceptual ideas and strong line-editing skills who can guide reporters in executing high-impact pieces while delivering crisp prose on deadline. This editor must be precise, make sound decisions and shape coverage of sensitive topics with authority, clarity, fairness and grace.

The America desk has a strong breaking-news mission, so it is essential that this editor have exceptional organizational skills and an ability to give clear guidance to reporters on assignment. This editor must also work collaboratively with teams across the newsroom to make strategic decisions about providing the most timely and comprehensive coverage. We value candidates who are committed to optimizing stories for digital success and who embrace varied forms of storytelling to help identify the most dynamic formats.

This editor will be based in our Washington newsroom.

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.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and five to seven examples of your work (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 06/06/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to America Editor Cathleen Decker, National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker, and Managing Editors Steven Ginsberg and 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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