Arts and Entertainment Editor

Washington, DC
Feb 06, 2023
Sep 30, 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 an arts and entertainment editor to oversee its coverage of movies, television, music, art, theater, architecture, local events and more.

This is a new position that offers the chance to lead an expanded department into a new phase. It's an opportunity for someone with big ideas and, just as importantly, the ability to execute them.

The editor will work with a team of talented assignment editors, brilliant critics and ambitious staff writers to produce reviews, analyses, profiles, reported features and multimedia packages, and will also coordinate coverage with other departments, including breaking news. Generalists are preferred - the ideal candidate will have informed opinions on this year's Oscars contenders, who's winning the streaming wars, the Smithsonian's expansion plans, Lincoln Center's renovation, Rosalía and more.

Well-qualified candidates will have at least five years of journalism experience and a track record of elevating the national conversation around arts and entertainment. Prior experience as a manager is a big plus.

This role is based in The Post's Washington newsroom.

Interested applicants should upload a résumé, three work samples (as PDFs) 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 2/19/2023 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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