Multiplatform Editor

Washington, DC
Nov 04, 2022
Feb 02, 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 is looking for a dynamic multiplatform editor with strong news judgment, a flair for headline writing and a command of language and style. Our desk handles copy across all platforms in a rapidly evolving newsroom, so a desire to learn and an ability to master new skills are essential.

The ideal candidate will have experience with the traditional copy-editing duties of upholding quality and standards as well as optimizing journalism for digital distribution, including knowledge of SEO, recirculation, tagging and linking. An understanding of social media and print is a plus. We want a collaborative and proactive multiplatform editor who is excited to foster compelling storytelling across platforms.

This editor must be a critical thinker who is comfortable juggling many tasks and switching gears with ease. This person also must be able to prioritize tasks in real time; work quickly without sacrificing quality; and communicate collegially and effectively across a large, fast-paced newsroom. Strong headline- and caption-writing skills - and understanding the tone and approach required among discrete platforms - are vital in this role.

This position requires night and weekend work. Candidates should have at least two years of editing experience at a mid-to-large-market news organization or a digital outlet with a commitment to strong journalism. A copy-editing test will be required.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload arésumé, cover letter and three to five examples of work (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. Work samples can include headlines, stories with editing marks or edited stories with explanations of what changed. 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 11/28/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Multiplatform Editing Chief Courtney Rukan and Deputy Multiplatform Editing Chiefs Brian Cleveland and Nora Simon. Internal candidates can apply here.

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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