Local Enterprise Reporter

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 11, 2021
Closes
Feb 26, 2021
Ref
JR-90272016
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 is seeking a dynamic and accomplished reporter to join our Local Enterprise team. This group is dedicated to every form of storytelling: breaking news, long-form narratives, accountability reporting, profiles, how-we-live-now pieces and news-driven history posts for our Retropolis section.

Enterprise reporters must be able to produce great reads in two hours, two days or two weeks, depending on the assignment. They must be engaged in the news and jump in whenever asked on breaking stories. Over the past year, they have been deeply involved in The Post's coverage of the pandemic, racial justice protests, the country's deepening political divide and the attempted insurrection at the Capitol.

Our reporters often help anchor coverage across platforms, making the ability to collaborate with colleagues essential. They are expected to come up with compelling story ideas that will appeal to readers locally and nationally and deliver top quality reporting and writing. They produce ambitious runs of coverage on subjects that have included hate crimes, racism at a state-supported military college and how the coronavirus is affecting children and people of color.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news while constantly innovating and embracing new ways to tell stories for our digital audience. 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, and the reporter will be expected to live in the Washington region even before we resume normal operations.

Please upload a cover letter of no more than two pages outlining your vision for the job, a résumé and three pieces of enterprise (as PDFs) to our jobs portal by Feb. 25. The cover letter should be addressed to Local Editor Mike Semel, Deputy Local Editor Monica Norton, Local Enterprise Editor Lynda Robinson and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson.

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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