Deputy National Editor

Washington, DC
Aug 03, 2023
Sep 28, 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 looking for an outstanding journalist to serve as its next deputy national editor, with the mission of helping to drive ambitious and revelatory coverage of the country, its people and its institutions.

Together with the national editor, the deputy national editor is responsible for guiding the reporting and editing across the National department and shaping high-profile, consequential storylines. This is a demanding job that requires running multiple major stories at once. Excellent editorial judgment and rigor are a must, as are sharp news instincts and a sophisticated understanding of the issues defining American life today.

The deputy plays a key role in helping manage a large staff to its fullest potential and in promoting collaboration across the newsroom. We are looking for an energetic and thoughtful leader with a record of mobilizing journalists to execute compelling coverage. The ideal candidate will be a skilled manager and clear communicator who has deft instincts about how to resolve challenges and is committed to a supportive and inclusive work environment.

We are seeking someone with a high metabolism and competitive drive who embraces innovation and will push The Post's agenda-setting scoops and engrossing narratives to new audiences.The deputy must embrace the opportunity to work with partners across the newsroom to ensure The Post's coverage of the nation is urgent, rigorous and deeply reported.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining the experience and approach they would bring to this position to our jobs portal. All 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 8/21/2023 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to Interim Managing Editor Barbara Vobejda, incoming Managing Editor Matea Gold and incoming National Editor Philip Rucker.

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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