Video Producer/Editor, Politics

Washington, DC
Nov 15, 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 is looking for a dynamic video producer/editor to join our explanatory video team covering politics. This is a role for a multifaceted storyteller who can move seamlessly among breaking news, explainers and enterprise.

We are looking for an excellent collaborator who will work closely with colleagues in Video, on the Politics desk and across the newsroom. The responsibilities of this position include producing and editing videos about political news events and issues, from quick edits of the news of the day to thoughtful and produced explainers that provide analysis and context. The ideal candidate also will report news events in the field and film interviews in the Post newsroom for their own enterprise stories.

The editor will help cover the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court, in addition to elections in 2024 and beyond, with a focus on how lawmakers and policy affect citizens in the real world.

This position requires at least three years of experience in a fast-paced newsroom, strong news judgment and the ability to multitask. Fast, proficient editing skills on Adobe products are required. This position is based in our Washington headquarters and will require occasional night and weekend work as news demands.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position 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 11/30/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Senior Producer Peter Stevenson, Executive Producer Tom LeGro and Director of Video Micah Gelman.

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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