TV Critic

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Nov 03, 2022
Closes
Dec 16, 2022
Ref
JR-90274034
Hours
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 critic who can write with insight, wit and clarity on the medium that continues to have an outsize impact on our culture: television.

We are looking for an experienced critic who can make sense of what we see on our screens every day, whether in an essay on a long-running prestige drama, a review of a new streaming series or an in-the-moment dissection of a news event the nation has watched unfold.

The television industry has undergone transformational changes over the past decade but, in some form or another, TV always seems to find a way to the center of the cultural conversation. The ideal candidate will relish diving in to give readers definitive pieces on subjects they care about most.

TV criticism is a crowded field, and we are looking for someone who will have a clear vision as to how they would approach this job, help readers navigate their choices and build an audience. We are looking for someone who has a distinctive voice, cultivates a strong point of view and is a joy to read.

Candidates located in D.C., New York City or Los Angeles are preferred.

Those interested should upload a cover letter, résumé, three of your best clips and a memo (as PDFs) on how you would approach the role to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 11/15/2022 will be prioritized. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Executive Features Editor Ben Williams, Deputy Features Editor Mitch Rubin and Assignment Editor Caitlin Moore.

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 Washington Post includes salary ranges for certain positions to comply with local pay transparency laws. The salary range for this position is:

$100,000.00 - $130,000.00

The actual salary within this range will depend on individual skills, experience, and qualifications as they relate to specific job requirements. This position may be eligible for a bonus or incentive program, and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will discuss bonus payment terms and conditions during the interview process.

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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