Senior Newsroom Planning and Project Development Editor

Washington, DC
Sep 12, 2022
Oct 05, 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 organized and energetic journalist to join a new strategic and operational department within the newsroom. The Planning and Project Development senior editor will partner with the team's director to oversee the creation, implementation and maintenance of a newsroom editorial calendar that will serve as a single source of truth to network teams across the organization and ensure that our most important and thoughtfully planned journalism is optimized in all aspects.

This senior editor will work closely with the director and the department's project editors-as well as planning and project development editors and coordinators across the organization-by focusing on the strategic efforts that will result from creating and maintaining a holistic picture across enterprise, launches, expansions, investigations, special projects and other editorial initiatives. They will work with other editors, both on and off the team, to establish connections and insights that will ensure projects coming from all corners of the newsroom are accounted for and that a cohesive narrative is present and communicated, internally and externally.

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 a clear and concise partner 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 09/25/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Head of Audience Strategy and Growth Erika Allen and Managing Editor Kat Downs Mulder.

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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