Rapid-response Reporter for The Lily

Washington, DC
Sep 16, 2020
Oct 01, 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 publication dedicated to stories central to the lives of women, has an opening for a rapid-response reporter.

This position requires an experienced digital-first reporter with a strong news radar who can identify stories and trends that affect or improve women's lives. Candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced newsroom and producing smart stories on daily deadlines. The rapid-response reporter's work will be published across platforms, including on The Post's Apple News and Flipboard channels and The Lily's Instagram and Snapchat Discover channels.

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated talent for spotting stories before they become talkers. Original reporting, creative thinking and speedy execution without sacrificing accuracy are expected, as is facility with social media. This reporter will be expected to write daily, producing at least five news or trend pieces a week. We want someone who can develop unique angles for thelily.com and our weekly newsletters .

The Lily thrives on collaboration, and this reporter will work closely with visual journalists to conceptualize interactive features and videos across platforms. This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position will not be eligible for remote work .

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.

Candidates should upload a resume and cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position to our jobs portal by Sept. 30. Upload your best 3-4 clips as PDFs and tell us why those stories resonated with readers. The cover letter should be addressed to Neema Roshania Patel, Coleen O'Lear and Tracy Grant.

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