Special Newsroom Initiatives & Partnerships Director

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
Executive, Director
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 journalist and leader to serve as a critical conduit between the newsroom and other parts of the company. This strategic and dynamic journalist will lead a team of editors and coordinators overseeing the execution of special initiatives across the newsroom: from innovative short-term or ongoing series led by desks like Features, Business, or Sports to newly created special sections and projects sparked by the special newsroom initiatives & partnerships team.

This leader will represent the newsroom in internal and external conversations related to partnerships and will seek out opportunities to collaborate with outside organizations in order to further the newsroom's technology, journalism and storytelling ambitions. The special newsroom initiatives & partnerships director will work with editors and journalists across the newsroom to develop and share ideas that can be monetized by our client solutions team.

The ideal candidate will have impeccable journalistic instincts and an understanding of forward-thinking storytelling and digital practices. Excellent organizational skills are required, as well as a minimum of eight years of newsroom experience; management experience is required, experience with special or sponsored projects is a plus. This role reports to the head of audience strategy and growth.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 09/21/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Head of Audience Strategy and Growth Erika Allen and Managing Editor Kat Downs Mulder.

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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