Senior Editor for Global Audience Strategy

Washington, DC
May 05, 2023
Jun 09, 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 innovative, insightful and dynamic journalist to take on a new leadership position as senior editor for global audience strategy.

The successful candidate will possess a relentless drive to bring impactful journalism to new audiences. They will need to accelerate experimental thinking to develop strategies that place the needs of our global English-speaking audience at the center of our journalism.

We are looking for someone confident in working across all audience disciplines: reaching new readers, listeners and viewers, with a fluent understanding of social and search; developing relationships with potential subscribers through email and SMS; and fostering deeper engagement through daily commissioning of stories and the overall presentation of our daily report. This person will help guide content and distribution strategies and explore opportunities for new products and expansions of coverage to serve audience needs.

The ideal candidate will be a newsroom leader who has a demonstrated ability to produce journalism that meets the needs of various audiences, with a particular focus on English speakers outside of the United States. This candidate should have experience collaborating with multiple teams to launch products aimed at developing new audiences and a clear point of view on story form, use of voice, effective visual journalism, and how to elevate strong and appealing story targets so that they are accessible to English-speaking audiences, globally.

The senior editor for international audience strategy will also be responsible for training editors and reporters on engaging global audiences and adapting our playbooks to reflect the realities of daily news flow and operations.

Strong candidates will have at least eight years of newsroom experience that includes the use of audience analytics. Management experience is preferred, as is a strong understanding of international lenses across topics - from American politics to features to climate.

This position may be based in either London or our Washington, D.C., newsroom and will report to the head of audience strategy and growth.

Candidates should upload a résumé and a cover letter that articulates how they would approach the role 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 05/24/2023 will be prioritized. Cover letters should be addressed to Head of Audience Strategy and Growth Erika Allen and Managing Editor Justin Bank.

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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