Home Page Editor

Washington, DC
Jul 01, 2022
Oct 28, 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 editor who can curate a daily editorial package that informs, enlightens and engages through smart story curation and powerful presentations, pairing sharp headlines with stunning visuals and effective layouts to create maximum impact when promoting digital content on the homepage and app.

The homepage editor role requires a well-rounded journalist with strong news judgment, excellent headline-writing abilities and a keen sense of audience and design. Candidates must not only have a command of style and grammar but also understand how to write headlines for different platforms, including alerts, which the editor would helpidentify, write andsend. While the ability to respond quickly to breaking news is a must, equally valuable is the skill to identify trending topics of high interest to our audience and to provide counterprogramming with stories that offer a respite from the crush of breaking news.

This candidate should be able to think mobile-first and have a strong understanding of that audience's news needs, including how best to present content clearly in a limited space. Helping to determine story treatment and layoutonThe Post's most influential platforms is a critical function of this role; design experience is a plus.

We are seeking someone who can think quickly and creatively about how to deliver journalism to new audiences and support recirculation efforts. The editor must be a good multitasker, keeping a close eye on analytics, social platforms and the competition.This position requires close work with newsroom departments, including photo, video, graphics and product design. Strong communication and collaboration skills are required. The ideal candidate also enjoys being part of a team.

Candidates should have at least five years in journalism, preferably in a fast-paced digital environment and/or digital curation space, including but not limited to homepage, app and social media work.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and includes night and weekend hours.

Candidates should upload a resume and cover letter detailing the strengths you would bring to this role to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 07/15/2022 will be prioritized. Address the cover letter to Universal Desk Editor Kenisha Malcolm and Universal Desk Deputy Editor Emily Tsao.

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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