Ukraine Correspondent

Washington, DC
Mar 31, 2023
Apr 11, 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 Ukraine correspondent to play a pivotal role in our coverage of Russia's war in Ukraine and the people affected.

The correspondent would work in close partnership with bureau chief Isabelle Khurshudyan, Ukraine-based reporter David L. Stern, and several Ukrainian journalists, along with a rotating team of photographers, video journalists, safety advisers and other reporters. The reopening of the correspondent role reaffirms The Post's long-term commitment to consistency and excellence in covering a conflict that is reshaping Europe and the world a year after Russia's invasion.

The correspondent will be based in Kyiv, with responsibilities that include both news and enterprise and time divided between stints in the Ukrainian capital and reporting assignments closer to the battle lines.

This is a challenging, high-profile assignment that requires strong judgment, an even temperament, and the collaborative spirit needed to sustain the close relationships, teamwork and journalistic partnerships that have been essential to The Post's success in covering the war.

We are seeking an accomplished journalist with a proven record of covering prolonged, challenging assignments with authority and distinction. Any candidate must have demonstrated an ability to work reliably and safely from conflict zones and should have demonstrated a flair for writing memorably about war's human toll. The strongest candidates will have reported extensively from Ukraine since the war began and will be able to build on a foundation of relationships, sources and knowledge. Language proficiency in Russian, Ukrainian or both would be highly beneficial but is not required.

Candidates should upload a résumé, a cover letter and three examples of impactful, attention-getting reporting 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 04/09/2023 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl, Deputy Foreign Editor Jennifer Amur, Russia/Ukraine Editor David Herszenhorn and Managing Editor Cameron Barr.

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.

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