Features Editorial Aide

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Dec 21, 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's Features department is looking for a full-time editorial aide to join our dynamic team of more than 100 journalists. This is a detail-oriented position that requires a strong work ethic and the ability to multitask.

This aide will work closely with editors, critics and reporters on the Fine Arts and Pop Culture teams who cover theater, visual arts, dance, classical music, pop music, television and film. Duties include photo research, online and print story production, day-to-day administrative tasks, and distributing news tips to editors and reporters. The position includes opportunities to experiment with digital presentation, gain experience in project management and write occasionally.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism and be a self-starter who takes direction well. Interest in and experience within the broad area of culture is appreciated. Punctuality and reliability are essential.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and is not eligible for remote work.

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 11/11/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Executive Features Editor Ben Williams, Deputy Features Editor Mitch Rubin, and Weekend Editor Camille Kilgore.

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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