Washington Economics Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Dec 07, 2021
Closes
Dec 21, 2021
Ref
JR-90272981
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 to help drive its signature coverage of federal economic policy at the White House and on Capitol Hill, a fast-paced portfolio that is of enormous consequence to our readers.

This is a premier job at The Post, which has long led the field in covering economic policymaking in Washington. Our reporters are aggressive, scoopy and dedicated to breaking news about plans for raising taxes, expanding the social safety net, reining in the national debt, transforming the economy to combat climate change - all the biggest forces in the economy. The ideal candidate will enjoy being at the center of the action when big deals are churning through Congress and will excel at elevating rapidly developing stories on tight deadlines.

We want someone who thinks broadly about the partisan and ideological trends that guide policymakers tackling fundamental issues in Washington and who is eager to produce thoughtful enterprise through text but also alternative story formats, including graphics, audio and video. A collaborative spirit is essential: In addition to working with others on the Business Desk, the Washington economics editor will collaborate with colleagues covering politics, the White House, Congress and federal agencies. Knowledge of Capitol Hill is a plus but is not required.

This position, which is part of a major expansion of our 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, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three examples of their work to our jobs portal by Dec. 20. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery, Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb and Economics Editor Damian Paletta, as well as 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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