Assistant Editor, Opinions Operations

7 days left

Washington, DC
Jan 04, 2021
Jan 23, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post Opinions section seeks an assistant editor for its operations team who will connect commentary on a wide range of topics with online audiences and help craft and implement digital strategies for the Opinions section.

As a member of the Opinions Operations team, the editor will collaborate across the Opinions section to brainstorm social- and search-optimized headlines and package related content, looking for opportunities to elevate our opinion journalism. The editor will work on a team that crafts best practices for op-ed, editorial page, multiplatform and visual editors; columnists; cartoonists; and guest writers. They will help manage special projects and be ambassadors for new tools to execute and elevate our opinion journalism. They will curate Opinions content on - including the homepage and section page - ensuring that the strongest content is most prominent, testing alternate headlines and images, and changing them based on real-time analytics. They will collaborate with other departments across the organization.

Strong candidates should have experience optimizing content for online audiences, including on-site and on social media, and using analytics to make decisions, especially for a news organization.

This role will require some weekend work. This position is based in our Washington newsroom; once we resume normal operations, it is not eligible for remote work.

We have identified a strong internal candidate for this position, but we're interested in hearing from anyone who wants to know more about Opinions and might be interested now or in the future.

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, multigenerational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

If you are interested, please upload a resume and cover letter to our jobs portal by Jan. 15, 2021. The cover letter should be addressed to Opinions Operations Editor Becca Clemons and Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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