Prize Administrator

7 days left

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Dec 10, 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 administrator with strong organizational skills who can oversee all our prize and contest entries.

Ensuring that The Post's outstanding journalism receives the recognition it deserves is a full-time, year-round responsibility. The prize administrator will partner with senior editors to identify opportunities to submit the most ambitious work from both the newsroom and Editorial; lead the initial brainstorming of entries; and finalize submissions with the executive and managing editors.

The successful candidate is a highly organized multitasker who is laser-focused on details and deadlines and unflustered by sometimes arcane contest requirements. The administrator is the primary contact for contest rules, best practices and questions and uploads most contest entries. The administrator also maintains relationships with prize-granting organizations and helps to ensure that The Post is appropriately represented at ceremonies and events.We are looking for an administrator who is deeply familiar with Washington Post journalism and its journalists and can proactively match submissions with the right contest. This person must have the patience to wait for editors to finish drafts of contest entries but also nudge them - with unrelenting zeal and persistence - to complete the work on time.

This job is based in our Washington, D.C., newsroom and requires some weekend and late-night hours, especially during December, January and February.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 10/10/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Deputy Managing Editor Liz Seymour and Senior Managing Editor Cameron Barr.

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.

Ever wondered if what you are doing will Impact Tomorrow? At The Washington Post, every employee shapes the way we deliver the news. Find the career that's right for you


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