Business of Health, Food and Climate Editor

7 days left

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Nov 16, 2021
Closes
Dec 06, 2021
Ref
JR-90272910
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 an experienced editor on the Business desk to lead a new team focused on two of the most important subjects in the world: the post-pandemic health-care system and the transformation of the economy away from fossil fuels.

This position represents a new area of emphasis for The Post's Business desk. The team will comprise five reporters covering health care, food, energy and the economic impact of climate adaptation and mitigation. These sectors represent a massive share of the global economy and are deeply dependent on government policy. They also offer unlimited opportunities to produce scoopy news stories; agenda-setting enterprise and investigations; and deep, nuanced storytelling.

The successful candidate will have a track record of managing reporters and spurring them to excellence. Expertise in the relevant subject areas is welcome but not required - though candidates should demonstrate a desire and ability to grapple with the scientific and technical details needed to master these beats, key companies and their regulators. A track record of producing aggressive, creative and groundbreaking coverage is essential, along with a desire to tell stories in alternative ways, including graphics, video, audio and as-yet-unimagined formats.

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, 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 résumé and cover letter to our jobs portal by Nov. 30. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Your cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery, Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb, 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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