National Politics, Deputy Breaking News Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 12, 2021
Closes
Oct 28, 2021
Ref
JR-90272764
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 deputy editor to help oversee its national politics breaking news team.

The breaking news team regularly anchors some of The Post's most-read content on the biggest stories of the day from the White House, Congress and national political campaigns. Story conception, writing and editing must be fast and precise. The editor must have a track record of working effectively on tight deadlines, making sound decisions in a pinch, writing news alerts and optimizing stories for digital success.

This person, who will report to National Politics Breaking News Editor Donna Cassata, will play a key role in envisioning live coverage and coordinating with departments across the newsroom. The deputy editor, whose hours would probably include afternoons and evenings, will also help lead our coverage during major events, such as presidential addresses, debates and election nights, often managing fast-moving live-update files.

This position, which is part of a major expansion of The Post's editing ranks, 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, multigenerational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and five to seven examples of your work (as pdfs) to our job portal by Oct. 26. The cover letter should be addressed to Politics Breaking News Editor Donna Cassata, Senior Politics Editor Peter Wallsten, National Editor Steven Ginsberg, 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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