Multiplatform Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 29, 2022
Closes
Aug 09, 2022
Ref
JR-90273820
Hours
Part Time
Job Description

The Washington Post Editorial Department is seeking a versatile part-time multiplatform editor (copy editor). The Editorial copy desk handles all types of opinion journalism, designs and publishes our print pages, and prepares material for online publication. As a multiplatform editor, you will edit syndicated columns, letters to the editor, editorials and long-form essays. You should be able to shift among these roles, always with a bias toward prioritizing online publication. You will have outstanding editing skills and a knack for writing lively, engaging headlines, especially those that work well for search and social media. You will report to the Editorial copy chief.

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have experience with the traditional copy-editing duties of upholding quality and standards as well as optimizing journalism for digital distribution, including knowledge of SEO, recirculation, tagging and linking. An understanding of social media is a plus. We want a collaborative and proactive multiplatform editor who is excited to foster compelling storytelling across platforms.

This editor must be a critical thinker who is comfortable juggling many tasks and switching gears with ease. This person also must be able to prioritize tasks in real time; work quickly without sacrificing quality; and communicate collegially and effectively. Strong headline- and caption-writing skills - and understanding the tone and approach required among discrete platforms - are vital in this role.

Qualifications

Candidates should have at least two years of editing experience at a mid-to-large-market news organization or a digital outlet with a commitment to strong journalism. A copy-editing test will be required.

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, cover letter and five to seven examples of work (as PDFs) to our jobs portal by DATE TBD. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Editorial Copy Chief Trey Johnson.

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.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?

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