General Assignment News Desk Weekend Editor

Washington, DC
Jul 25, 2022
Aug 16, 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 a journalist to guide the General Assignment news desk on weekend evenings and contribute as an editor or writer on weekdays.

The GA desk covers breaking news stories in collaboration with Politics, the America desk, Health & Science, Business, Foreign and beyond. It is also a newsroom leader in delivering our live updates, the rapidly refreshing news tickers often featured on our homepage. GA writers also produce richly reported and artfully written same-day stories that appeal to a wide range of readers.

The ideal candidate should have experience writing or line editing on deadline for a major publication, as well as working with reporters on story selection and elevation. The editor must be collaborative, willing to work with multiple desks around the Post newsroom and able to play the role that is most needed by the team on any given day. The ability to write news alerts and run our live-updates file is also essential.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and three clips (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. All application materials can be packaged in a single upload. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 08/08/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to General Assignment Editor Keith McMillan, Deputy Managing Editor Sharif Durhams 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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