Style Assignment editor, Features

Washington, DC
Dec 16, 2022
May 19, 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's Features team is hiring an assignment editor on its general assignment Style team.

We are looking for a versatile, experienced editor able to sharpen the copy of writers and critics on must-read stories that build off the people and ideas at the center of cultural conversation. We want an editor who can identify original and unexpected angles in news events -- especially in the realms of identity, lifestyle trends and fashion -- and collaborate with reporters to write them in a distinctive way.

The ideal candidate must possess top-notch editing skills and experience working in a variety of story forms, including trend pieces, daily stories, profiles and narratives.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Those interested should upload a cover letter, résumé and memo on how you would approach the role to our jobs portal by Jan. 10. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Executive Features Editor Ben Williams, Deputy Features Editor Mitch Rubin and Managing Editor Krissah Thompson.

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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