Power Up co-author

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 12, 2021
Closes
May 20, 2021
Ref
JR-90271896
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 looking for a reporter to co-author Power Up , our must-read morning newsletter that takes readers inside Washington's power centers. This newsletter provides a smart, concise look at the major news critical to Washington leaders as they begin their workdays.

The primary responsibility of this reporter will be working with co-anchor Jacqueline Alemany to identify, report and aggregate the key story lines animating the political world. The ideal candidate will be attuned to the newsy tidbits that are important to Washington readers. We are also looking for someone with a distinctive voice. The reporter should aim to break news and be able to write in an accessible way for both political insiders and a broader audience of those interested in politics.

Experience covering Washington is not required, but candidates must understand how Washington works and nurture a sixth sense about the reading habits of those in the nation's capital. Early-morning work is part of the job.

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.

Candidates should upload a cover letter, resume and three examples of the work outlined above (as PDFs, with web links if applicable) to our jobs portal by Feb. 3. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed Power Post Editor Rachel Van Dongen, National Editor Steven Ginsberg, 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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