Breaking-News Reporter, Financial

Washington, DC
Jul 11, 2022
Oct 19, 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 a nimble and creative reporter to join its Business Breaking News team to cover the latest developments in the economy, technology and corporate America.

The Business Breaking News team plays a central role in covering the biggest stories of the day, from Wall Street volatility to Main Street trends that reveal deep shifts in consumer behavior and American culture. The team produces a wide mix of stories, including quick-turn news dailies and FAQs, features that explore human and corporate reaction to breaking news events, and more ambitious enterprise that answers deeper questions raised by the news of the day.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in financial news and some experience covering breaking stories. This position requires speed, resourcefulness, clear writing and a fanatical devotion to fact-checking and accuracy. A collaborative spirit is a must, as is a desire to experiment with alternative story formats that use graphics, video, audio and other visual elements to make complex topics accessible to a broad audience. This reporter should be willing to work a variable schedule, with shifts that could begin as early as 7 a.m.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and three clips saved 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 07/29/2022 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery, Deputy Business Editor Damian Paletta and Breaking News Business Editor Robbie Olivas DiMesio.

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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