Health and Science Assignment Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 20, 2022
Closes
Feb 14, 2022
Ref
JR-90273119
Industry
Healthcare, Science
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 looking for an experienced editor to work with its Health and Science team.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to handle daily news, deliver high-end accountability and enterprise stories and work collaboratively within a large and growing newsroom. This editor, who will handle a range of breaking and enterprise stories about health and science, should be able to explain complicated developments in simple ways while capturing the awe and wonder of scientific discoveries and innovations. We are also looking for someone with a desire to tell stories in innovative ways, especially drawing on the visual richness of health and science topics.

The coronavirus pandemic will continue to be the defining health story, but we are also thinking about the future and are interested in pursuing broader accountability and enterprise targets.

This editor will join a team of three other editors and work an afternoon/evening shift and will play a pivotal role in shaping the team's coverage for the day ahead, including communicating with The Post's news hubs in Seoul and London about overnight news.

This position, which is part of a major expansion of our 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, cover letter and three work samples to our jobs portal by Feb. 11. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Cover letters should be addressed to Interim National Editor Matea Gold, Health and Science Editor Steve Smith 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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