Senior Product Editor, Taxonomy & Metadata

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 29, 2021
Closes
Aug 04, 2021
Ref
JR-90272320
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 senior product editor to manage the creation and evolution of a taxonomy and tagging system to organize content for our newsroom, our readers and a variety of business needs.

The senior product editor will own the newsroom aspects of this new product, partnering with a taxonomist to structure data and an engineering team to build a taxonomy and tagging system and integrate it into our CMS. The role will require collaboration and coordination in working with departments across the company to gather requirements, construct templates, document processes, train staff and sketch out best practices and changes to workflows. The editor will also manage at least one major vendor relationship.

The ideal candidate will be user-focused and fluent in the languages of journalism, product management and engineering. Experience with setting priorities on complex efforts, articulating requirements, gathering feedback, effectively communicating and translating for groups with varying experiences. A willingness to adapt when news and technology deliver inevitable surprises will be critical to success in this role. As part of the news product team, this person might also take on other assignments, such as participating in initiatives that help us improve our news products and workflows more broadly.

  

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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