Multiplatform Editor, U.S.

6 days left

Washington, DC
Dec 24, 2020
Jan 23, 2021
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 energetic copy editor with a flair for headline writing, a strong understanding of language and style, and a familiarity with SEO, linking and working on digital files. Our desk handles copy across all Post platforms. In addition to editing stories, newsletters and blogs, tasks include crafting digital headlines and summaries, proofing interactive graphics and other digital projects, and writing captions.

The hours for this position are generally 2:30 to 10 p.m., but editors can work as late at 2 a.m. on big news nights. Candidates should have at least five years of copy editing experience at a mid-to-large-market news organization. A copy editing test will be required.

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.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and five to seven examples of your work (as PDFs) to our job portal by Jan. 15. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Multiplatform Editing Chief Jesse Lewis, Deputy Multiplatform Editing Chief Courtney Rukan, and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson.

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