Assistant Editor, Technology

San Francisco, CA
Jun 15, 2022
Sep 04, 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 energetic assistant editor to work on its technology team to help deliver high-impact, insightful and accessible journalism about the tech that is changing our world.

The successful candidate will have a record of accomplishment in the newsroom, perhaps as a reporter or in operations or on a visual desk, and an appetite to learn the art of line editing. Experience line editing is not required; this role is designed to help talented journalists make the leap into editing from other parts of the newsroom. What is required is a keen sense for news and the drive to chase a great story. A collaborative spirit, a talent for working across newsroom teams, creative thinking on story forms and storytelling and a keen eye for visually compelling journalism are also highly valued in this position. An interest in technology and its ramifications - social, cultural and economic - is essential.

This editor will work with veteran assignment editors on the tech team to mobilize reporters, set coverage priorities, shape reporting strategies and edit a wide range of stories, from breaking news to enterprise projects.

This position, which is part of a major expansion of The Post's editing ranks, is based in our San Francisco newsroom.

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 06/24/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery and Technology Editor, Christina Passariello.

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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