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General Assignment Reporter

The Washington Post
Washington, DC
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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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 accomplished journalists to join our General Assignment team, which contributes breaking news coverage and writes on a wide range of topics in various formats for departments across the newsroom.

Original reporting, speedy execution and resourceful thinking are expected of GA reporters, who should be comfortable covering multiple topics at varying paces. GA writers produce richly reported and artfully written same-day stories that appeal to a wide range of readers. They might cover politics one day, contribute a health and science explainer the next, and write about history, crime or pop culture the day after. We want timely, resonant stories that add depth and context to our coverage of the nation and the world.

The GA desk is also a newsroom leader in delivering our live updates, the rapidly refreshing news tickers often on our homepage, and is typically the first to dive into the details of an unexpected breaking-news event.

The ideal candidate is an experienced reporter energized by the opportunity to do something different every day and has demonstrated sharp storytelling skills and a talent for finding emerging stories and angles. Familiarity with Pacer and Nexis and fluency in other languages are valued. This position requires night and weekend work. It is based in our Washington newsroom.

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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Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

Since it first began publication more than 130 years ago, The Washington Post has grown into one of the most storied and respected news organizations in the world. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, today's Post is the indispensable guide to Washington. In print, we enjoy the highest penetration of any major metropolitan newspaper in the United States. On the web, we have the third largest news website with 17 million unique visitors each month, and have recently launched a celebrated news app for the iPad. We serve Washington in all media, on any platform, including paid products, events, and tailored content.

More broadly, The Washington Post Company delivers quality products to today's students, readers and viewers. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE.
Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

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