Media Reporter

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Feb 08, 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 has an opening on its busy, ambitious media team for a reporter to expand the reach and depth of our coverage of the news industry.

The writer will work with a team of four other reporters based within the Features staff - Paul Farhi, Sarah Ellison, Jeremy Barr and Elahe Izadi - who cover media with energy, voice and a dedication to telling stories that speak to a broad audience of news consumers as well as industry insiders. The position requires the ability to find scoops and break news on a wide-ranging, competitive and evolving beat. We are also looking for a thoughtful analyst and fluid writer who can step back and tell the larger stories about the significant personalities who make the news happen, the tensions and conflicts within the practice of journalism, and the trends propelling how we consume the news today.

Experience covering the media industry is not required. But the successful candidate will be an avid news consumer who is equally interested in broadcast, digital and print journalism, and who comes ready with strong ideas and thoughts about areas that demand more of our focus.

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 11/11/2022 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 Amy Argetsinger.

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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