Newsroom Planning Editor

Washington, DC
Jan 09, 2023
Feb 24, 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 is seeking an organized and energetic journalist to join a new strategic and operational department within the newsroom. The newsroom planning editor will partner with teams across the organization to ensure that our most important and thoughtfully planned journalism is optimized in all aspects.

The newsroom planning editor will work closely with the team's director to oversee the implementation and maintenance of a newsroom editorial calendar that will serve as a single source of truth for medium- to long-lead newsroom projects. They will connect with newsroom departments to ensure that all strategic initiatives are accounted for, including enterprise, launches, expansions, investigations and special projects. And they will be a connective point from within the newsroom to other organizational teams, including subscriptions and brand marketing, to serve as a strategic partner by representing and providing visibility into newsroom work.

This role will be responsible for establishing connections and insights to improve workflow, maximize impact, make communications cohesive and ensure projects are audience-centric.

The ideal candidate will be organized and able to context-switch easily; both the macro and micro elements of strategic planning will fall under this editor's purview. The strongest candidates will be comfortable managing timelines across the newsroom and will be clear and concise partners to others on the team. A minimum of six years of newsroom or equivalent editorial project management experience is required.

This role reports to the director of newsroom planning and project development and is based in our Washington newsroom.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the role 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 1/15/2023 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Head of Audience Strategy and Growth Erika Allen and Director of Newsroom Planning and Project Development Rachel Sadon.

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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