Breaking-News Reporter, Features

Washington, DC
May 26, 2022
Jul 07, 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 hiring a breaking-news reporter in Features to write about arts, entertainment, lifestyle and culture.

This reporter will work closely with the breaking-news editor in Features and the pop culture and arts teams to make sure The Post offers readers timely stories on the most interesting and newsworthy topics of the day in culture. Sometimes this will mean jumping on a story about a legal development in a court case or a celebrity caught in a firestorm over controversial statements. Other times this writer will take ownership of stories that extend beyond a 24-hour news cycle. Surprising stories that lend themselves to original reporting will always be a priority.

The ideal candidate will be an eager and curious reporter with news writing experience and the ability to file clean and timely copy, as well as an interest in arts and culture, from Broadway to Netflix, podcasts to publishing. We are especially interested in visual storytelling and alternative story formats in our coverage and in ramping up our capacity to cover cultural news moments in live updating files.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. The reporter 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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