Home Page Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 21, 2021
Closes
Aug 03, 2021
Ref
JR-90272491
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 Universal Desk is seeking a dayside homepage editor.

The ideal candidate must have strong news judgment, excellent headline-writing skills and the ability to respond quickly to breaking news stories and trending topics. The editor will curate coverage on critical digital platforms including the homepage and classic app. This person will also identify, write and send email and push alerts.

This editor will play an important role in shaping The Post's digital coverage by assessing breaking news and helping to determine story treatment and layout on The Post's highest-impact platforms. We are seeking a multitasker who always keeps a close eye on analytics and the competition. This candidate should understand mobile technology and its audience and bring ideas about how to present content most effectively in that space.

This position requires the editor to work closely with teams across the newsroom to flag breaking-news opportunities for all digital platforms.

Weekend and holiday shifts are required. 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 applicants should send a résumé, cover letter outlining their strengths for the role and three clips (as PDFs), to our jobs portal by Aug. 6. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Universal News Desk Editor Kenisha Malcolm, Deputy Universal News Desk Editor Emily Tsao, 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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