Quiz Writer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 20, 2022
Closes
Feb 07, 2022
Ref
JR-90273115
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 a writer to join the Emerging News Products team to help develop and launch news quizzes. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented news junkie with a writing and editing background. We want a journalist who is passionate about charting the future of The Post and loves to experiment.

This position requires an ambitious journalist who can source, write and edit quizzes in our fast-moving newsroom. The writer will work closely with the director to brainstorm quiz formats and subject matters that complement our journalism and enhance our offerings. This person should have a passion for creating products and journalism that are timely, engaging and build habits with subscribers. Top candidates are organized, thrive on tight deadlines and excel at succinct writing. Prior experience with editing, research and social media is a plus.

Emerging News Products is responsible for incubating products and consulting on new content areas and platform investments. The team has pitched, shaped and launched products including The Washington Post's Select app, The Lily and By The Way .

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.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, it will not be eligible for remote work.

Those interested should upload a résumé and cover letter explaining your strengths and one big quiz idea to our jobs portal by Feb. 5. The cover letter should be addressed to Emerging News Products Director Christopher Meighan 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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