Breaking-News Editor, Features

7 days left

Washington, DC
May 26, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
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 editor to drive breaking news coverage across the Features department, with a keen focus on pop culture.

We are looking for someone who embraces the immediacy and urgency of news, whether it's a celebrity death, a court case development, a bubbling controversy or whatever else is making headlines in our coverage areas. The ideal candidate can quickly identify when a story is worth jumping on and how best to execute and develop stories that will appeal to both subscribers and new readers. This editor should also be adept at assigning and guiding reporters as well as editing and elevating copy on deadline.

The breaking-news editor will run coverage across Features, which includes topics as varied as media and the arts. This editor will work closely with Caitlin Moore, the editor who handles coverage in pop culture; knowledge of pop culture is a plus but is not required. We are also interested in driving visual-first and alternative story formats in our coverage.

This position, is based in our Washington newsroom. The editor will work Monday through Friday, from 1 to 9 p.m.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and résumé to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 06/19/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Interim Features Executive Editor David Malitz, Deputy Features Editor Mitch Rubin 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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