Newsroom Talent & Community Editor

Washington, DC
Sep 09, 2022
Oct 13, 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 a newsroom talent & community editor to help foster an engaged community around our journalism.

This editor will work across departments to lead discussions with our reporters on engaging readers, listeners and viewers of Post journalism on our website and apps. We are looking for a clear communicator with an eye toward audience engagement and inclusivity who is a confident, independent worker. The ideal candidate will be a team player with a passion for journalism who thrives in a fast-paced, creative, continuous learning environment.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

  • Lead chats and audience interaction with journalists around topical news stories
  • Pitch and execute short-term and long-term audience projects based on user input and interaction
  • Strategically pitch topics for community discussion around the news and identify and coach journalists to lead them
  • Coordinate community growth efforts with The Post's social platform editors, connecting our audiences, wherever they may be
  • Conceive innovative ways to use or develop The Post's internal tools and practices to offer our audience valuable connections to our talent and journalism
  • Uphold excellence in writing, transparency and journalistic standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • More than three years of journalism experience
  • Audience engagement experience and a demonstrated ability to work effectively across departments in a news organization
  • Well-versed in social platforms, including Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Ability to think creatively and to pitch and execute new ideas
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a hybrid environment
  • A track record of conversational writing and creative use of audience interaction
  • A passion for The Post's journalism and its mission.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience representing a news outlet on a social platform
  • Experience in editing posts for accuracy and language
  • A hunger to create a healthier media ecosystem for Post subscribers.

Candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and links to three examples of work - with a note to explain the intended audience strategy - to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, both those received by 09/23/2022 will be prioritized. All application materials should be uploaded to the field labeled Résumé/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

The cover letter should be addressed to Head of Audience Strategy and Growth Erika Allen, Head of Newsroom Talent and Community Development Michelle Jaconi and Head of Product Operations Emily Chow Mitnick.

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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