Manager, News Operations

Washington, DC
Jan 18, 2023
Mar 29, 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 has an opening for a manager for news operations.

The successful candidate will be a collegial multitasker with exceptional organizational and communication skills who can function easily in a fast-paced news environment. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented self-starters who possess strong critical thinking skills with the ability to creatively solve problems in a timely manner.

The news operations manager oversees a staff of copy aides and is responsible for their hiring, training, evaluating and scheduling. The manager must be a strong leader who can give and follow directions and help guide entry-level staff members with their career ambitions. The manager is also a newsroom liaison among multiple departments including Security, Finance, Human Resources and Facilities.

Job responsibilities include maintaining the newsroom's printing and scanning devices, managing the newsroom's shipping accounts, newspaper and mail distribution, ordering office supplies, and managing the newsroom's supply of protective gear. This role requires some physical labor associated with desk and office moves.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Those interested in this position should upload a cover letter and résumé to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 1/31/2023 will be prioritized. Please address your cover letter to Jillian Jarrett, director of news operations, and Liz Seymour, deputy managing editor.

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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