Capital Weather Gang Meteorologist-Writer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Aug 09, 2021
Ref
JR-90272488
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 a meteorologist-reporter for its well-known weather team, the Capital Weather Gang.

This person will report articles and multimedia features about national, international and Washington-area weather events, as well as their underlying science, while using The Post's social media accounts to increase CWG's audience. Some editing and production work may also be required.

This ideal candidate must have outstanding written and oral communication skills, an understanding of weather, climate and related sciences, and excellent news judgment. This person will play a pivotal role in helping expand The Post's web, mobile, social media, video, audio and print weather offerings. Some on-camera and audio reporting will be required, as the successful candidate will deliver radio forecasts and interviews to our partner, WAMU-88.5, Washington's NPR affiliate.

At least two years of experience covering weather, climate and/or related science content for a professional news or science organization is required, as is a degree in atmospheric or related environmental science or a journalism degree with a significant background in covering weather news. We are seeking someone who can write clear, clean prose that conveys complex concepts in plain English; is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; and can juggle multiple deadlines on a flexible schedule, particularly during breaking news.

This position will require weekend work and 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 submit a résumé, a cover letter explaining your vision for this job, and three clips you've written (as PDFs) to our jobs portal by August 4. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Local Editor Mike Semel, Deputy Local Editor Monica Norton, Weather Editor Jason Samenow, 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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