Breaking-News Editor, Features

Washington, DC
Nov 07, 2022
Feb 24, 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 seeking an experienced editor to drive breaking news coverage across the Features department, which ranges from entertainment to media to fashion and all facets of culture.

We are looking for someone who embraces the immediacy and urgency of news, whether it's a celebrity death, a court case development, a bubbling controversy or whatever else is making headlines in our coverage areas. The ideal candidate can quickly identify when a story is worth jumping on, which stories are of most interest to the Post's audience, and how best to execute and develop original angles that distinguish our coverage.

This editor should also be adept at assigning and guiding reporters as well as editing and elevating copy on a quick turnaround. The breaking-news editor will sometimes work in tandem with editors from other teams in the Features department to shape coverage and serve as the primary point of coordination with The Post's General Assignment breaking news team.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and may require flexible hours and weekend work.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and résumé 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 11/21/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Features Executive Editor Ben Williams and Deputy Features Editor Mitch Rubin.

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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