Sports Investigative Reporter

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Dec 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 a reporter to join its growing investigative and accountability team in Sports.

We are searching for someone with relentless curiosity about the forces that shape the sports world and a commitment to holding powerful individuals and institutions accountable.

This journalist should have a track record of landing scoops and breaking stories, and the ability to craft enterprise and narrative journalism that is both revealing and engrossing. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated the ability to cultivate sources and obtain documents, including through state and federal open records laws.

Using the latest reporting techniques and technology, this journalist should be able to process financial, legal and technical documents, synthesize complex reporting and write in a clear, engaging way. The ideal candidate will be able to juggle long-term investigations with quick-turn news stories and pivot quickly toward developments that warrant deeper exploration.

This position requires a strong work ethic and sense of urgency, and the ability to work independently and to collaborate with others. A deep knowledge of sports institutions and hierarchies, while beneficial, is not a requirement.

Those interested should upload a cover letter, resume and three examples of outstanding coverage (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 10/14/22 will be prioritized. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Sports Editor Matt Vita, Deputy Sports Editor Matt Rennie, Sports Investigations Editor Joe Tone, and Managing Editors Steven Ginsberg and Krissah Thompson.

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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