Special Sections Visual Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 27, 2021
Closes
Aug 09, 2021
Ref
JR-90272500
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 visual editor to work across our newsroom to curate and commission stories and visuals on targeted topics, creating special sections and collections of Post journalism about a variety of topics and themes for digital audiences. This editor will work across desks on stories for special sections, which may range from collections of stories on resetting life after the pandemic to a run of stories focused on retirement. This editor will work with freelancers to assign visuals to these stories and help launch newsroom projects alongside The Post's Strategic Initiatives team while working directly with a story assignment editor on the Business staff who will shepherd these efforts.

We are looking for a creative journalist with varied interests who can launch cohesive coverage on a range of topics. This visual editor will be part of a hub of project editors who are involved with our most ambitious projects. This position reports to our Creative Director and will work in tandem with the Special Sections editor to plan and support these initiatives.

Ideal candidates would be looking for an opportunity to expand their skills by working with different parts of the company, such as advertising and subscriptions. In this role, they will manage a budget and work with both staff and freelancers. Expertise in photo rights and permissions, a nuanced eye for photography and illustration, and the ability to work with both freelance and staff photojournalists are required. Experience designing digital presentations is also necessary.

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 be addressed to Creative Director Greg Manifold 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.

Ever wondered if what you are doing will Impact Tomorrow? At The Washington Post, every employee shapes the way we deliver the news. Find the career that's right for you

#washpostlife

Similar jobs