Policy, Politics and Power Editor, Climate & Environment

Washington, DC
Jun 06, 2022
Oct 01, 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 lead the Climate & Environment Department's new Policy, Politics and Power team.

This new position, which is part of a significant expansion of climate coverage at The Post, will oversee reporters covering U.S. and international climate policy, the enforcement of environmental laws, and the role of companies and other powerful institutions. This editor will oversee U.S.-based reporters as well as global correspondents in Europe and Asia pursuing news, enterprise reporting and investigative targets.

The successful candidate will possess a drive to uncover the inside stories behind the decisions that affect our planet's present and future while at the same time documenting the consequences of those actions. The ideal candidate excels at conceiving and executing accountability journalism, elevating rapidly developing stories on tight deadlines, and collaborating with partners around the newsroom to produce compelling stories in a variety of formats.

Familiarity with climate and environmental policy and/or international coverage is a plus, but not required. This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Those interested should submit a cover letter outlining a vision for the role, a résumé and three stories you've edited (as PDFs) 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 06/17/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Climate & Environment Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Deputy Climate & Environment Editor Juliet Eilperin 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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