Taxonomy Manager

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 29, 2021
Closes
Oct 05, 2021
Ref
JR-90272316
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 data scientist with a passion for news to create and manage the ontologies and taxonomies at the heart of a new system to categorize content. The person in this role will work with leaders across the company to shape its broad strokes and refine its granular details.

The lead taxonomist will construct our initial content taxonomy, supported by internal and vendor tools. They will then lead the long-term evolution of that taxonomy with advice from editors, reporters and other colleagues to fit the contours of news and the needs of our business. Success in this role will be the creation and curation of a system that allows The Post to catalogue its content and create news presentations for a variety of needs, including story packages that will serve our readers.

The ideal candidate is a collaborator who's comfortable launching and integrating a new system and at ease translating the languages of news, advertising, marketing and engineering into a coherent whole. The lead taxonomist will partner with a senior product editor to spread the adoption of the new system and create documentation and training materials.

Prior experience managing complex taxonomies is required; prior experience in journalism is helpful. Management experience - whether informal, with project teams or formal, with direct reports - is a plus.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position 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 outlining their vision for the role and a résumé to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Deputy Editor of News Product Charity Brown, Director of News Product Greg Barber 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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