Deputy Features Editor

Washington, DC
Jan 04, 2023
May 05, 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 a deputy editor for its Features department, which covers politics, arts and entertainment, media, and fashion, as well as food, travel, home, parenting, books and advice. The deputy will focus more on the former set of categories, with particular attention paid to the Style section, which has a storied print history and will relaunch digitally in 2023.

The ideal candidate has a strong news sense, creative ideas for profiles and reported features, a sense of humor and entertainment, an appetite for driving coverage forward, and management skills. Knowledge of Washington would be helpful.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and offers the opportunity to work with some of the Post's most talented editors and writers on ambitious stories that should delight readers.

Interested applicants should send a résumé and a cover letter describing their interest and experience 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 1/23/2023 will be prioritized. Cover letters should be addressed to Managing Editor Krissah Thompson, 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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