Senior Multiplatform Editors

7 days left

Washington, DC
Jun 24, 2022
Aug 20, 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 looking for two senior multiplatform editors to join the copy desk's leadership team.

The senior multiplatform editors will help oversee workflow to ensure stories, graphics, newsletters, podcast scripts, news alerts, social media posts and other Post journalism are edited quickly and meticulously. They should think digitally first and be familiar with optimization best practices in order to help the copy desk grow The Post's audience.

We want energetic managers with a proven record of working within a complex, fast-paced news operation. They should foster compelling storytelling across platforms and work quickly without sacrificing quality. These positions require critical thinkers who are comfortable juggling responsibilities, prioritizing in real time and switching gears with ease.

The senior multiplatform editors will manage members of the multiplatform desk and News Service, so coaching skills and an empathetic leadership style are important. They will also help liaison with the rest of the newsroom on style and editing matters. Strong communication skills and a collaborative nature are a must. Prior management experience is preferred.

In addition to organizational and leadership skills, the ideal candidates must be dynamic copy editors with strong news judgment, a flair for headline writing and a command of language and style. Candidates should have at least five years of editing experience at a mid-to-large-market news organization or a digital outlet with a commitment to strong journalism. A copy-editing test will be required for external candidates.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and will not be eligible for remote work.

Candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three to five examples of work as PDFs to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 06/24/2022, will be prioritized. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Address the cover letter to Multiplatform Editing Chief Courtney Rukan and Deputy Multiplatform Editing Chief, Brian Cleveland.

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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