Science and Impact Editor, Climate & Environment

7 days left

Washington, DC
Jun 06, 2022
Jul 02, 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 Science and Impact team.

This new position, which is part of a significant expansion of climate coverage at The Post, will oversee a group of award-winning reporters who cover the latest in climate and environmental science and the impact of a warming planet on the lives of people across the globe.

This editor - who will supervise reporters in Washington and around the country - will be responsible for leading accessible, illuminating coverage of how these changes affect all corners of society and its response to this climate reality. These include chronicling life during periods of intense heat, chronic flooding, droughts, wildfires and other incidents of extreme weather as well as stories of adaptation, inequality and disruption.

The ideal candidate will be excited about aggressive news coverage and revelatory explanatory and investigative work. They should be comfortable with a wide range of storytelling formats, from rich text narratives to visually led presentations.

Familiarity with climate science is a plus, but not strictly 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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