Newsletter Strategy Director

Washington, DC
Sep 09, 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, creative and experimental journalist for a new leadership position on the Audience Strategy and Growth team with the goal of driving innovation in Post newsletters and streamlining our newsletter portfolio.

Newsletters are an important and intimate way for Post audiences to connect with our journalism, and this position will be vital to ensuring that each Post newsletter keeps the privilege of inbox space, and our readers' needs, in mind.

Understanding those audience needs, what builds habits, what makes receiving a newsletter fun and where we can be innovative and push boundaries is integral to exposing the full breadth of Washington Post reporting to the people who need it. We are looking for an energetic leader with a passion for personality-led, voice-driven, informative and engaging newsletters to work with the head of audience strategy and growth to drive growth and engagement with our inbox products. This leader will need to be well-versed in industry best practices and must consistently look for opportunities for experimentation and synthesizing user feedback. Simply put, this person must seek the best new ways to deliver the Washington Post's highest standards of journalism.

The ideal candidate has experience spotting talent and a journalist's ability to develop a loyal audience through their voice and quality reporting or curation. The successful applicant is an inspiring leader who can get a team of newsletter editors excited about experimenting with form and content. Experience analyzing audience data and communicating actionable insights to editors on the team or around the newsroom is required. We're looking for someone with a collaborative mindset and the ability to team up with partners in product, engineering and marketing to strengthen our products and tools. Strong candidates will have eight or more years of newsroom experience, particularly in the area of newsletter editing and strategy. Management experience is required.

This role reports to the head of audience strategy and growth and 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 09/25/2022 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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