Morning Mix Deputy Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 25, 2021
Closes
Mar 05, 2021
Ref
JR-90272044
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 the Morning Mix, a collection of interesting and artfully written stories for The Post's homepage on subjects as varied as crime, science, pop culture and politics.

The deputy editor will join a team of five writers and a senior editor working from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET (yes, that's all night) with the mandate of conceiving and producing compelling stories that advance, explain and delve deeper into the day's biggest news nationally and globally. Applicants should have at least three years' experience writing and/or editing on deadline, a proven record of coming up with their own ideas and the ability to improve copy on a tight turnaround. Only journalists with a knack for narrative feature writing or editing should apply, submitting at least three feature stories and two breaking news stories bearing their byline, or showing work they have edited. While this position is first and foremost an editing job, it does afford frequent opportunities to write stories.

To see the types of stories Morning Mix does, click here . Editors in this job have moved on to other high-profile positions in the newsroom, but applicants should be prepared to make a commitment of at least 18 months to the Morning Mix position.

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.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three clips (as PDFs) to our jobs portal by March 4th.. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Assignment Editor Timothy Elfrink 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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