Special Sections Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 27, 2021
Closes
Aug 09, 2021
Ref
JR-90272499
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 collaborative, experienced and highly organized assignment editor to oversee the development of special sections for digital audiences targeted around timely subjects. This editor will identify topics of broad reader interest - from resetting life after the pandemic to the challenges of retirement planning - and will work across desks to coordinate on stories for these special sections while making use of our Talent Network freelancers. The editor should think creatively about how to package and present these collections of stories online.

We are looking for a digitally adept journalist who can generate strong ideas across a wide range of topics and think about how to use all Post resources - from words to visuals to audio and beyond - to deliver superb storytelling. This assignment editor will work in tandem with a dedicated visual editor on the Design staff.

Additionally, this role would work closely with our project and audience editors to ensure these special sections launch seamlessly and reach as many readers as possible.

Ideal candidates would be looking for an opportunity to broaden their skills, working with different parts of the company such as advertising and subscriptions. In this role, the editor will manage a budget and work with both staff and freelance writers.

The position will report to the Business section but work closely with the Strategic Initiatives team, which works with advertising on sponsor-supported projects and will help chart the roadmap of special sections.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations in September, 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 resume and cover letter to our jobs portal by Aug. 6. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Your cover letter should outline a collaborative project you led and be addressed to Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb and Managing Editors Tracy Grant, Krissah Thompson and Kat Downs Mulder. Internal candidates can apply here.

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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