Investigative and National Photo Assignment Editor

Washington, DC
Jan 17, 2023
Jun 10, 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 seeks a creative photo assignment editor with five to seven years of professional newsroom experience to join our award-winning photo team.

This editor will assign photography for investigative and national stories, conduct photo research, and generate visual stories working in collaboration with a large team of reporters and editors on short- and long-term investigations and projects. The role will require partnering with our visual enterprise and design editors to deliver photography that is engaging and informative and that resonates with our global audience. The ability to pivot smoothly between daily news coverage and more ambitious, high-impact visual enterprise is essential.

The ideal candidate will have a nuanced eye for photography and the ability to work well with both our staff photojournalists and a diverse range of freelance photographers. Experience writing succinctly and accurately for photo presentations is expected. The position will require some night and weekend shifts to meet deadlines.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position, résumé and portfolio as PDFs 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 01/27/2023 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to Director of Photography MaryAnne Golon 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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