Newsletter Editor

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Feb 22, 2023
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 newsletter editor to play a critical role in reaching new audiences, building reader habits and expanding our digital subscriber base. This position sits on our central newsletter strategy team.

This editor will help oversee and improve our existing newsletter portfolio, grow the audience for these products and develop and evaluate proposals to launch new ones. The position includes opportunities to curate, write and edit newsletters, as well as collaborate on building new features for our in-house email tool.

The editor who fills this position will be responsible for owning our most widely read newsletter products with an eye toward informing and delighting readers; identifying opportunities to reach new audiences by launching products or reimagining existing ones; developing a keen understanding of our digital subscribers and how our email products can best serve their needs; using research and data to inform decision making and guide newsletter authors and editors across the newsroom; and partnering with the engineering and product team to optimize our email CMS and keep us agile.

Please consider applying if you meet the majority of these criteria:

  • You have spent time developing, writing or editing newsletters, while exercising strong news judgment, for a media organization.
  • You use analytics to make decisions that translate into strategies and goals, can pivot quickly when necessary and are well-versed in newsletter business models, best practices and email trends.
  • You possess excellent communication skills and are comfortable working closely with stakeholders inside the newsroom and in other departments (engineering, product, marketing, analytics, etc.).
  • You're excited about news subscription strategy and ready to strategically use newsletters to advance The Post's goals.
  • You have worked with multiple email service providers (ESPs) or alongside product managers and engineers on a custom publishing tool.
  • You have experience innovating with email as a platform.
  • You have at least three years of experience in a newsroom.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the role to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 10/19/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Assignment Editor for Newsletters Sarah Dunton, Head of Audience Erika Allen and Managing Editor Kat Downs Mulder.

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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