The 7, Assignment Editor (ENP)

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Nov 23, 2021
Closes
Dec 01, 2021
Ref
JR-90272944
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 assignment editor for The 7, our new morning briefing. The ideal candidate is an experienced editor with broad interests who thinks strategically about curation.

This management role requires a well-rounded, organized and communicative editor. The 7 helps Washington Post users catch up in three minutes or less on the most important and interesting stories each weekday morning. We want a leader with excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to identify the top stories of the day and synthesize key ideas into a short, easy-to-read summaries. The ability to quickly provide clarity and context to the news is essential. The ideal candidate prioritizes succinctness and has a passion for understanding audiences and commitment to reaching new and underserved users. Experience editing short-form journalism for mobile audiences is preferred.

The assignment editor will supervise The 7 writers and edit its daily products, including The 7 briefing , which is available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastern time; the newsletter; and the daily push notification. They should be comfortable both curating news and coaching writers. This editor will be responsible for the integrity and growth of The 7, including content planning, editorial strategy and maintaining voice. The role may require early morning or night work and shifts on holidays and weekends. It 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.

We have a strong internal candidate for this role but encourage interested applicants to upload a résumé and cover letter explaining your strengths for the role (as PDFs) to our jobs portal by Nov. 30. The cover letter should be addressed to Head of Mobile Strategy Coleen O'Lear 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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