Homepage Editor, Night Curation Desk

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Jan 27, 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 editor who can curate a daily editorial package that informs, enlightens and engages through smart curation and powerful presentations, pairing sharp headlines with stunning visuals and effective layouts to create maximum impact when promoting digital content on the homepage and the app.

The homepage editor role requires a well-rounded journalist with strong news judgment, excellent headline-writing abilities and a keen sense of audience, SEO and design. Candidates must not only have a command of style and grammar but also understand how to write headlines for different platforms, including alerts, which the editor would helpidentify, write andsend. While the ability to respond quickly to breaking news is a must, equally valuable is the skill to identify trending topics of high interest to audiences and provide counterprogramming with stories that offer a respite from the crush of breaking news.

This candidate should be able to think mobile-first and have a strong understanding of mobile audience behaviors and needs, including how best to present content clearly in a limited space. Helping to determine story treatment and layoutonThe Post's most influential platforms is a critical function of this role; design experience is a plus.

We are seeking someone who can think quickly and creatively about how to deliver journalism to new audiences and support recirculation efforts. The editor must be a strong multitasker, keeping a close eye on analytics, social platforms and the competition.This position requires close work with newsroom departments, including photo, video, graphics and news design. Strong communication and collaboration skills are required. The ideal candidate also enjoys being part of a team.

Candidates should have at least five years of journalism experience, preferably in a fast-paced digital environment and/or digital curation space, including but not limited to homepage, app and social media work.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and includes night, weekend and occasional overnight hours.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter detailing the strengths they would bring to this role to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 09/23/2022 will be prioritized. Address the cover letter to Night Homepage Editor Kim Walker and Curation Desk Editor Kenisha Malcolm.

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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