Personal Finance Editor

Washington, DC
Dec 16, 2022
Feb 12, 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 entrepreneurial, innovative and experienced editor to work with our award-winning personal finance columnist, Michelle Singletary, and to develop a new line of coverage aimed at helping readers take control of their money.

The Post is already a destination for readers seeking news and advice about personal finance. Michelle's twice-weekly column, The Color of Money, and her ambitious projects, such as "Sincerely, Michelle," attract large audiences and are the mainstay of our coverage in this space. In addition to editing Michelle, this editor will work with existing reporting and visual staff, as well as freelance writers, to explore additional topics and story forms that resonate with online readers. This person will also take on the job of reimagining our Sunday Business print section to serve readers looking for consumer-oriented advice about money, the economy and personal technology.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced line editor with a record of success helping writers pursue newsy, ambitious targets and develop their creative potential in other realms, such as social media, live events and podcasts. A collaborative spirit is essential, as this editor will coordinate closely with assignment editors across the Technology and Business staff, as well as a visual enterprise editor dedicated to telling stories in visually compelling ways. Experience covering personal finance is a plus but is not required.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter 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 12/24/2022 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery and Deputy Business Editor Damian Paletta.

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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