General Assignment News Desk editor/reporter

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 20, 2021
Closes
Feb 08, 2021
Ref
JR-90271899
Hours
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's General Assignment News Desk is seeking an editor/reporter who can prioritize speed and accuracy while toggling between breaking news and artful storytelling.

The ideal candidate should have experience writing and editing on deadline for a major publication, as well as working with reporters who have a variety of skill sets. He or she would focus on writing and reporting, but should be comfortable editing their colleagues' work for a week at a time, or in a pinch on short notice. The candidate must be a skilled, team-first collaborator willing to play the role that helps most from day to day.

The GA desk covers breaking news stories in collaboration with Politics, the America desk, Health, Business, Foreign and beyond. It also is a newsroom leader in delivering our live updates, the rapidly refreshing news tickers often on our homepage. GA writers also produce richly reported and artfully written same-day stories that appeal to a wide range of readers.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. once we return to normal operations, it 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 three clips (as PDFs) to our jobs portal by Feb. 5. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to General Assignment Editor Keith McMillan, Live News Editor Josh du Lac, Senior Director of Audience Ryan Kellett, and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson. There is a strong internal candidate, but we would like to hear from anyone interested.

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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