Product Editor, Tagging and Metadata

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 27, 2022
Closes
Jul 15, 2022
Ref
JR-90273204
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 a product editor who will help define our taxonomy and tagging goals, analyze our key performance indicators, navigate complex newsroom workflows to determine areas of improvement and communicate the overall strategy to the broader newsroom. The editor will contribute to the implementation and long-term health of our new granular, topical taxonomy and identify, track and share trends with newsroom stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will expand our metadata collection as our needs grow and assist with documentation of standards. Collaboration with the taxonomy and metadata teams to build out reports and communicate challenges in integration will be necessary to ensure success. This editor will also help guide the taxonomist in updating tags and taxonomy within the frame of our greater vision.

Daily duties will include but are not limited to training reporters and editors in best practices for tagging, optimization and recirculation; generating innovative ideas about classification workflow; developing a feedback loop to streamline newsroom communication.

The candidate must have experience in collaborating with small and large teams, understanding and communicating complex workflows and the value of metadata, juggling multiple priorities, and supporting the integration and institutionalization of new tools. Experience in graph databases and complex taxonomies is a plus.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position will not be 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.

Candidates should upload a cover letter outlining their vision for the role and a résumé to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Deputy Director of News Product Charity Brown, Chief Product Officer and Managing Editor Kat Downs Mulder, Managing Editor for Diversity and Inclusion Krissah Thompson and Deputy Managing Editor Liz Seymour.

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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