Assistant Editor, 202 Newsletters

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Dec 17, 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 assistant editor with strong news judgment and a knack for distilling policy and political debates to help shepherd our suite of 202 newsletters. This editor will work with two other editors and a team of 12 reporters and researchers to produce newsy, compelling content for six daily newsletters that go out in the morning Monday through Friday. This position requires early-morning work and some work on Sundays.

The ideal candidate must have some knowledge of Congress, the administration, federal agencies, the Supreme Court and campaign politics. We seek a fast-moving and proactive journalist who is excited to help the newsletter writers and researchers break news and deliver smart analysis, and someone with a keen eye for how to feature and highlight the best reporting from across the newsroom.

This editor must be a critical thinker who likes to drill down into complicated policy topics and can also communicate collegially and effectively across a large, fast-paced newsroom. They should be able to think creatively and deeply about story topics, help reporters execute them in a way that appeals to our newsletter readers and fits the newsletter format and help facilitate collaboration between newsletter writers and other Post reporters. The editor will also have the opportunity at times to assist with editing stories on the Politics desk.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three to five examples of work (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 10/03/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to 202 Newsletter Editor Dave Clarke, National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker 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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