Fashion Writer

Washington, DC
Feb 06, 2023
Mar 22, 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 hiring a fashion writer to lead the paper's coverage of the fashion industry, from high-end houses to fast-fashion startups to consumer trends.

This role is situated somewhere between a critic and a columnist. We expect this person to report, and also produce insightful and entertaining commentary on clothes worn by politicians and celebrities, smart analysis of the controversy suddenly enveloping a brand, a deep profile of an up-and-coming designer, a provocative review of the most important show at Fashion Week, and an explanation of why everyone is suddenly carrying a particular bag. Understanding the history of Balenciaga is a plus; so is knowing how Shein operates; so is knowing what "gray sweatpants season" means.

Prior experience covering fashion is not strictly required, but at least several years of journalism experience and a stellar set of clips that showcase a distinctive writing style and a creative approach to story selection are.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom, though we may also consider candidates who prefer to be based in New York or Los Angeles.

Interested applicants should upload a résumé, three clips (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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