"Color of Money" Producer

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 is seeking a creative producer to work on new media initiatives with nationally syndicated and award-winning finance columnist Michelle Singletary. You will have a vision for innovating around Michelle's voice and talents with an aim to reach new audiences at a moment when many are reassessing their financial situations and decisions.

This is an opportunity to dig into these issues with Michelle and collaborate with her to create content with the power to affect lives. A strong candidate will be a highly organized and independent worker and a clear communicator interested in experimenting with fresh approaches amid changes in social video and audio platforms.The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a passion for personal finance and service journalism who likes to experiment to find the best path to success.


  • Develop strong ideas for experiments in audio and social media
  • Pilot and produce short-term and long-term projects centered on Michelle's expertise
  • Plan and write prep for regular Twitter Spaces chats and other social audio efforts
  • Gather and organize listener/reader questions for Michelle to answer across various digital formats
  • Uphold excellent journalistic standards

Skills and experience required:

  • 4+ years of audio journalism experience
  • 3+ years of producing and supporting a show host including maintaining an organized production calendar, script writing and offering feedback in tracking and recording sessions
  • Well-versed in ProTools, or similar software
  • Audience engagement experience and a demonstrated ability to work across social platforms
  • Scoring and sound design skills
  • A track record of conversational writing and creative use of audio
  • Field production skills
  • Experience editing scripts

Candidates should upload a résumé, three work samples as a link or MP3, and a cover letter 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 the director of audio, Renita Jablonski, and the head of news talent development and strategy, Michelle Jaconi.

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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