Political Investigations Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 16, 2021
Closes
Feb 26, 2021
Ref
JR-90272034
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 an experienced editor for its National Politics Enterprise and Investigations team.  

This is a critical position that bears responsibility for directing some of our most ambitious and sensitive journalism. This editor will help lead a team of reporters who are digging into the practices and policies of the Biden administration, documenting the aftermath of the Trump era, illuminating the forces that exert power in Washington and chronicling how politics and government affect diverse communities across the country.

The ideal candidate will have experience handling complicated and sensitive subjects, a deft writing touch, high metabolism and collegial spirit. An ability to conceive and execute innovative approaches to storytelling that expand the impact of accountability stories is required. 

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume 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. 

Please upload a résumé, cover letter and three clips (as PDFs) to our jobs portal by Feb. 26. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Deputy National Editor Lori Montgomery, Senior Politics Editor Peter Wallsten, Political Investigations Editor Matea Gold, 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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