News Global Operations Administrator

Washington, DC
May 09, 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 experienced administrator to support newsroom operations. This job is focused equally on a wide range of operational issues in our Washington newsroom as well as duties revolving around newsroom employees based at our hubs in London and Seoul.

This administrator must be comfortable working in a fast-moving news organization that operates 24/7 from a variety of locations and time zones. This role requires attention to detail but also creativity and a curiosity to find ways to connect with and support journalists in a newsroom expanding both stateside and across the world.

  • Be a first point-of-contact for employees at our two global hubs. Coordinate with newsroom managers as well as partners in HR, Finance, Global Mobility, Legal and other departments on issues affecting staff based abroad.
  • Streamline and execute processes around the constantly evolving operations of a growing newsroom.
  • Help develop organizational structure around international security issues, including training, gear, online threats and communication with the Post Security team.
  • Assist with budget issues, from long-range planning to expense reports.
  • Assist with scheduling, particularly within the context of recruiting and onboarding.

Please consider applying if you meet most of these requirements:
  • Experience in operations or finance, especially in a news organization.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and an eagerness to create structure, workflow and best practices around disparate processes.
  • High levels of independence and self-sufficiency in managing all duties and responsibilities.
  • A collaborative mindset and a demonstrated ability to work with reporters, videographers, photographers and editors.
  • Strong communication skills and a track record of communicating with a diverse portfolio of stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Strong interest in and desire to be part of a fast-paced, global news organization.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and will involve early morning work.

Candidates should upload a résumé and a cover letter outlining their experience and interest in the role to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 05/22/2023 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to Deputy Managing Editor of News Operations and Planning Liz Seymour.

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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