Staff Writer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 31, 2021
Closes
Sep 13, 2021
Ref
JR-90272605
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 reporter to join its Climate and Environment team to cover the federal government's efforts to deal with climate change.

We are looking for someone who has a sophisticated understanding of the interplay among key federal agencies -- including the Environmental Protection Agency; the Interior, Transportation, Energy and Agriculture departments; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- as well as the private sector. The ideal candidate will be able to capture how government actions and inaction impact people's lives, as well as how they play politically.

This reporter will be expected to break news, while also writing authoritative stories that marry new developments with larger societal shifts that are shaping the globe's response to climate change. Strong writing skills are essential; an ability to tell stories in creative ways is a plus.

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 résumé and cover letter to our jobs portal by Sept. 10. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Climate & Environment Editor Trish Wilson, Deputy Climate & Environment Editor Juliet Eilperin, National Editor Steven Ginsberg, and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson. 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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