Top Workplaces Editor

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Dec 12, 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 enterprising, creative and meticulous journalist to manage our expanding line of workplace power rankings, headlined by the local Top Workplaces program, now in its 10th year.

For this annual program, The Post partners with a third party to survey employees in the greater Washington area about company culture, direction and leadership. Those surveys produce 200 winners, who are profiled in print and digital publications, and honored at a large awards ceremony (held last year at D.C.'s Union Market). A second program focused on government workplaces is under discussion, as are ideas for additional rankings.

We are looking for a self-starter to lead this effort. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished journalist, with the skills to deliver a top-quality, magazine-style publication both online and in print. We need a creative thinker who can help us expand this successful franchise. And we need a people person who enjoys interacting with employees and executives at nominated companies and who can emcee the awards ceremony with flair from the stage each spring.

Key qualifications include:
  • Experience working with freelance writers, photographers and illustrators to produce online and print publications;
  • Experience managing a budget;
  • A collaborative spirit and the ability to build strong relationships.
  • An aptitude for problem-solving; and
  • A record of journalistic accomplishment, preferably including at least three years as an editor.

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

Those interested should upload a cover letter, résumé and relevant work samples to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 10/28/2022 will be prioritized. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery and Deputy Business Editor Damian Paletta.

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


Similar jobs