Washington Capitals Reporter

Washington, DC
Jan 31, 2023
Apr 04, 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 reporter to cover the Washington Capitals and the National Hockey League.

This is a challenging and high-profile beat in Sports that requires someone with the capability to develop sources, break news, and write with speed, clarity and accuracy. Candidates should be able to identify and write conceptually smart and distinctive stories that take readers beyond the rink and into the lives of players and the oddities of the game of hockey. A comfort level with social media, graphics and data and an affinity for alternative storytelling forms that can provide deeper insight and help The Post expand its readership, both locally and nationally, are welcome qualifications.

The ideal candidate will be someone with a high metabolism who wants to own the Capitals beat and ensure The Post remains the preeminent source of news on the team and the league.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and three clips to our jobs portal. Applications received by 2/8/2023 will be prioritized. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Sports Editor Matt Vita, Deputy Sports Editor Matt Rennie and Capitals editor Sarah Larimer.

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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