Operations Editor

7 days left

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Nov 10, 2021
Closes
Dec 10, 2021
Ref
JR-90272377
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post Opinions section seeks an operations editor who will connect commentary on a wide range of topics with online audiences and help craft and implement digital strategies for the Opinions section.

As a member of the Opinions Operations team, the editor will collaborate across the Opinions section and across the organization to look for opportunities to elevate our opinion journalism, especially for Washington Post subscribers. The editor will help ensure daily content is optimized with social- and search-friendly headlines and work to package related stories, including on the washingtonpost.com homepage and Opinions section page, in newsletters, and on social media in partnership with the Opinions social media editor. The editor will make decisions based on real-time and historical analytics.

The editor will work on a team that crafts best practices for op-ed, editorial page, multiplatform and visual editors; columnists; cartoonists; and guest writers. They will help manage special projects and be ambassadors for new tools to execute and elevate our opinion journalism. Each Operations editor has a special focus on areas of coverage within Opinions.

Please consider applying if you meet most of these criteria:
  • At least three years of experience at a news organization
  • Experience working with writers and editors to optimize their journalism for online audiences
  • Experience writing clear, sharp headlines aimed at online audiences
  • Experience making decisions using analytics with programs such as Chartbeat, Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics
  • An ability to quickly learn new programs to accomplish daily tasks, and to train others on them
  • A grasp of digital journalism trends and desire to innovate
  • Copy editing experience is a plus


This role will require some weekend work. This position is based in our Washington newsroom; once we resume normal operations, it is not 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.

If you are interested, please upload a resume and cover letter to our jobs portal by Dec. 3, 2021. The cover letter should be addressed to Becca Clemons, director of operations & strategy for Opinions, and Nana Efua Mumford, manager for editorial talent & logistics.

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.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?

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