Breaking-News Reporter, Features

Washington, DC
Dec 12, 2022
Mar 17, 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 hiring a breaking news reporter in Features to write engaging stories that fall within the nexus of entertainment, media and celebrity.

This reporter will work closely with the breaking news editor and other teams in Features to make sure The Post offers readers timely stories on the most interesting and newsworthy topics of the day in culture. Sometimes this will mean jumping on a story about a legal development in a court case, or a celebrity or media figure caught in a firestorm over controversial statements. Other times this writer will take ownership of stories that extend beyond a 24-hour news cycle. Surprising stories that lend themselves to original reporting will always be a priority.

The ideal candidate will be an eager and curious reporter with news writing experience and the ability to file clean and timely copy, as well as an interest in culture writ broadly, from art heists to drama at Netflix and podcast beefs to the politics of fashion. The ability to find fresh angles on developing stories is also valued.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and three clips to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the job is filled, but those received by Jan. 16 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 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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