Staff Writer, Morning Mix

Washington, DC
Aug 19, 2022
Nov 02, 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 seeking an experienced general assignment reporter in Washington for the Morning Mix, a collection of interesting and artfully written stories for The Post's homepage on an array of subjects.

The successful candidate will join a team of five writers and two editors working from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (yes, that's all night) with the goal of conceiving and producing compelling stories and covering major news that breaks overnight. Applicants should have at least three years of experience writing on deadline and a proven record of generating ideas and executing them quickly with minimal editing required.

Only writers with a knack for narrative feature writing should apply, submitting at least two feature stories and one breaking news story bearing their solo byline. To see the types of stories Morning Mix does, click here .

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three clips (as PDFs) 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 09/11/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Morning Mix Editor Gina Harkins, Morning Mix Deputy Editor Jessica Lipscomb and Deputy Managing Editor Sharif Durhams.

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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