News Service, Multiplatform Editor

Washington, DC
Jul 22, 2022
Aug 24, 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 multiplatform editor to shepherd the dayside operation of its News Service and Syndicate, a fast-paced team that edits and distributes Post, Bloomberg and Yomiuri Shimbun stories, photos, graphics, videos and podcasts to hundreds of media and non-media clients around the world. The team also distributes The Post's syndicated columns and is part of The Post's Multiplatform Desk.

Candidates should have strong copy editing and multitasking skills, knowledge of style and attention to detail. In addition to editing stories, this person monitors what stories are publishing online, including which ones need updating, and chooses what content to move to clients. This person assigns stories to the News Service team for editing and distributing, helping colleagues assess content and photo rights. This position includes responding to client inquiries quickly and confidently, so strong communication skills are essential. The position involves overseeing corrections and reviewing the delivery site for errors or other issues. A desire to learn and an ability to master new skills are essential. This person must be a self-starter, able to work independently and prioritize tasks in real time; work quickly without sacrificing quality; and communicate collegially and effectively across a large, fast-paced newsroom. Candidates should have at least three years of editing experience at a mid-to-large-market news organization. A copy-editing test will be required.

The hours for this Washington-based position are generally 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and may include work on the holidays.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter to our jobs portal, outlining the experience they would bring to the position. 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 Multiplatform Editing Chief Courtney Rukan, Deputy Multiplatform Editor Brian Cleveland and interim News Service Managing Editor Nora Simon.

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.

Ever wondered if what you are doing will Impact Tomorrow? At The Washington Post, every employee shapes the way we deliver the news. Find the career that's right for you


Similar jobs