General Assignment Reporter, Style

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Apr 04, 2023
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 Style section is seeking an accomplished writer to explore the cultural impact of race and identity on American society. This writer must offer our audiences essential stories that center on the people, moments and ideas at the heart of the cultural conversation. We want a journalist who can identify the original and unexpected angles in news events and write about them in a distinctive way. The ideal candidate will be driven by curiosity, possess top-notch reporting skills, be a lyrical writer and know how to incorporate humor in their stories.

A journalist who brings a unique perspective to issues of race and who understands how to draw out vibrant stories about the moments and people who are driving the cultural conversation will succeed in this role. While reporting and exploring narratives and identifying profile targets, this reporter must also be prepared to write quickly when the opportunity arises. Successful candidates will have the insight to identify how issues of race and identity play into the news of the day, as well as the foresight to conceive definitive stories on emerging trends and write them with sweep and authority. The ideal candidate will have a track record of producing ambitious features on race and identity in America.

The ability to work collegially with others is essential, as the reporter will be expected to routinely team up with reporters in other coverage areas to tell stories through words, video and photographs.

Candidates should upload a résumé, three work samples as PDFs and a cover letter 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 07/26/2022 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to Deputy Features Editor Mitch Rubin, Senior Style Editor Hank Stuever and Style Assignment Editor Renae Merle.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

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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