Video Editor, Foreign

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Dec 06, 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

We're seeking a video editor to join our team focused on international news coverage. The Washington Post illuminates what is most relevant, consequential and interesting in a rapidly changing world. This requires timely, accessible and original coverage across the globe, around the clock, seven days a week.

The ideal candidate is a nimble and collaborative team player who is comfortable switching between breaking news and explanatory and feature pieces. This position requires monitoring live video feeds and editing video from wire services and journalists in the field. The editor will also work closely with our foreign team to contribute to visually driven stories. Experience covering international news or previous work for a foreign news outlet is preferred. The editor should be comfortable hiring and assigning freelancers based in other countries.

Candidates should have at least three to five years of experience in a fast-paced newsroom, strong news judgment and the ability to multitask. Fast, proficient editing with Adobe products is required.

The hours for this position are expected to be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Some shift work, including rotational weekend coverage, will be required. Editors participate in daily news and enterprise meetings, monitor analytics and perform other duties as assigned.

This position is based in our Washington, D.C., newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 11/15/2022 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to Senior Producer Jayne Orenstein, Executive Producer Tom LeGro and Director of Video Micah Gelman.

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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