Projects Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 04, 2021
Closes
Oct 11, 2021
Ref
JR-90272650
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 looking for a projects editor to help elevate the newsroom's most ambitious enterprise.

Our project editors are integral in the storytelling and production process, collaborating across departments to develop and implement strategies for special, multi-faceted, groundbreaking projects. They also help identify opportunities for innovation and experimentation.

The ideal candidate can organize long-term projects and help us develop coverage plans for large-scale events such as the Olympics or complex ongoing stories.

Projects editors are expected to draw the production roadmap from inception to post-publication - partnering with assignment editors and visual stakeholders. They must manage the needs of multiple contributors while setting deadlines that allow everyone to do their best work. They are expected to be reader advocates throughout the process and are often called on to help shape both storytelling and the presentation.

Candidates should be able to lead analytically driven after-action reviews to highlight key takeaways and areas for improvement. They are expected to take lessons from a singular project that will help us tailor future approaches.

The ideal candidate for this role is an exceptional journalist, and a proven leader who is highly organized, digitally adept and a natural collaborator. Newsroom project management experience is preferred. Night and occasional weekend work 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.

Candidates should upload a cover letter and résumé (as PDFs) to our jobs portal by Oct. 8. The cover letter should be addressed to Creative Director Greg Manifold, 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.

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

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