Deputy Health and Science Editor

Washington, DC
Aug 24, 2022
Oct 22, 2022
Healthcare, Science
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 looking for an experienced assignment editor to work with its Health and Science team.

The successful candidate must have the ability to handle daily news, deliver high-end accountability and enterprise stories and work collaboratively within a large newsroom. This editor, who will handle a range of breaking and enterprise stories about health and science, should be able to explain complicated developments in simple ways while capturing the awe and wonder of scientific discoveries and innovations. We are also looking for someone with a desire to tell stories in innovative ways, especially drawing on the visual richness of health and science topics.

This editor, who will join a team of three other editors, will work an afternoon/evening shift and will play a pivotal role in shaping the team's coverage for the day ahead, including communicating with The Post's news hubs in Seoul and London about overnight news.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 09/05/2022 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker, Health & Science Editor Stephen Smith, and Managing Editor Steven Ginsberg.

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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