Operations and SEO editors

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 17, 2022
Closes
Aug 20, 2022
Ref
JR-90273180
Hours
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 has an opening on its Operations and SEO team. This team creates strategies to grow audiences through search and other platforms and supports newsroom sections in executing the most-compelling news report possible.

This editor must obsess over news and be able to move quickly to turn insights from traffic patterns into tactics to reach audiences. They will need to be able to focus in on breaking news and take a wide lens to evaluate long-term strategies on SEO, recirculation and reader experience and make recommendations to meet our goals. Organization and experimentation are paramount to this position. This editor will partner closely with our Product teams.

The daily duties of an operations and SEO editor can include optimizing stories for search and other platforms, using Google Analytics to perform audits of coverage, identifying trending stories worthy of further coverage and developing specific publishing strategies for a series of stories or a big upcoming live event, such as a rocket launch, the Oscars or congressional hearings.

Please consider applying if you meet most of these requirements: Four years of journalism experience, a history of growing audiences through search, a demonstrated ability to work with reporters and editors, experience building products to help readers navigate the website and expertise in using analytics to make real-time and strategic decisions.

Editors on this team may rotate between desks over time, so while subject matter knowledge is valued, more important are audience-specific skills. This position is based in our Washington newsroom and is not eligible for remote work.

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.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter to our jobs portal by May 22. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Editor of Operations and SEO Bryan Flaherty, Chief Product Officer and Managing Editor Kat Downs Mulder, 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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