Deputy Editor for The Lily

Washington, DC
Sep 26, 2020
Sep 28, 2020
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 Lily , The Washington Post's vertical dedicated to stories central to women, has an opening for a deputy editor.

We are looking for an experienced, digital-savvy assignment editor who is comfortable working in a fast-paced news environment. The ability to move quickly and be flexible is critical. The ideal candidate will have strong news judgment, thrive on collaboration and have a track record of generating and executing smart, innovative and original story ideas with a premium on creativity and social strategy.

The deputy editor will oversee day-to-day operations and work with staff reporters on both quick-turn news and longer pieces. The ideal candidate will have an eye for what makes a good story, and the ability to spot issues and anticipate trends that are of interest to women in the United States and internationally. We want stories that lead the competition and reflect or contextualize the conversation. The deputy will be responsible for creating daily story budgets and working with other newsroom departments to ensure The Lily complements existing coverage done by The Post. The ability to cultivate a strong network of reliable contributors is requisite. Candidates must be able to work on stories across platforms, including but not limited to, the Lily Lines newsletter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Discover. Previous management experience is a plus.

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.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position will not be eligible for remote work. Candidates should upload a resume and cover letter outlining your vision for the role to our jobs portal by September 25. The cover letter should be addressed to Neema Roshania Patel, Coleen O'Lear and Tracy Grant.

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