Sports Reporter

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 23, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Ref
JR-90272679
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 reporter to join its Sports Department and bolster its coverage of the Washington Football Team, the Washington Nationals and other local beats in addition to contributing to live coverage and the breaking news desk.

We're looking for someone who has demonstrated an ability to cover a beat, write game stories on deadline and produce insightful features and enterprise that take readers beyond what they see on the field and their television screens. This reporter will be expected to work well as a member of a team, either on a beat or in combining efforts with a group of colleagues on a breaking news story.

Strong writing skills are essential, as is a willingness to work nights and weekends. A strong internal candidate has emerged for this position. Even so, we want to hear from those interested in reporting for Sports.

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.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and three to five examples of their work (as PDFs) to our job portal by Sept. 30. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Sports Editor Matt Vita, Deputy Sports Editor Matt Rennie 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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