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Assistant Visual Enterprise Editor, National

The Washington Post
Washington, DC
Closing date
Sep 15, 2022

Job Details

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 an assistant editor to work with the National Visual Enterprise editor to help conceive and execute high-impact visual and immersive storytelling.

This editor will play a key role in helping drive coverage that seeks to convey complex information in visually compelling and unconventional ways. They should be adept at collaborating with subject matter experts and working alongside them to find interesting approaches to major national news developments in politics, national security, health and science and other topics. The goal is to help attract new audiences through visual-first stories that integrate photographs, video, graphics, audio and design.

The ideal candidate must be versatile and operate with a quick metabolism. We are looking for someone with three to five years of newsroom experience who is eager to learn about creative forms of storytelling. Along with visual editing, their responsibilities will include reporting and writing text to accompany visual-first pieces. A collaborative spirit, experience working across newsroom teams and a keen eye for visually gripping journalism are highly valued for this position. Experience in line or visual editing is not required.

This position, which is part of a major expansion of The Post's editing ranks, is based in our Washington newsroom.

Candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three examples of outstanding, integrated multimedia work 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 08/31/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to National Editor Matea Gold, National Visual Enterprise Editor Kainaz Amaria and Senior Editor for Visual Enterprise Ann Gerhart.

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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Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

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Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

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