Opinions Audience Editor for Newsletters

Washington, DC
Feb 03, 2023
Feb 28, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post Opinions section is seeking an audience editor for newsletters who will lead our efforts to reach new audiences and build reader habits through email products. The editor will be part of the audience strategy team and reports to the director of operations and strategy for Opinions.

  • You want to deliver news to readers where they are, which is often their email inboxes.
  • You want to help opinion writers acclimate to a newsletter format.
  • You want to help opinion content reach new audiences through smart curation of newsletter products.
  • You like to work with people across various teams to solve problems.

  • Grow Opinions' newsletter audience by leading strategy for curation of daily and weekly newsletter products.
  • Keep Opinions' products cutting-edge by keeping up to date on industry trends around email products to determine what we should try - or not try.
  • Grow Opinions' newsletter portfolio by working with columnists and editors to determine the viability of proposed products and plan their rollout.
  • Consistently deliver high-quality newsletters to readers by producing daily and weekly products as needed, and ensuring other audience editors, assignment editors and multiplatform editors who produce newsletters are up to date on best practices and curation guidelines.
  • Ensure Opinions has a voice in feature improvements by attending stakeholder working groups and roadmaps reviews for our in-house newsletter tool.
  • Position new products for success by working with marketing and advertising teams on ways to promote and monetize them.

  • 5+ years of experience with a news organization, especially working on newsletters or in an audience engagement role
  • Experience working with email service providers
  • Experience using analytics to measure success and inform decisions
  • Excellent communication skills and a diplomatic spirit that allows you to work across teams
  • A track record of innovation and growth regarding coverage or products you've managed

Interested candidates should upload a résumé and a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 2/20/2023 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Opinions Director of Operations and Strategy Becca Clemons.

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.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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