Editor, 202 Newsletter Franchise

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 27, 2022
Closes
Feb 10, 2022
Ref
JR-90273147
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 enterprising editor to helm its 202 newsletter franchise, which provides news and sophisticated analysis for Washington insiders on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch, and in the policy and political advocacy communities.

The editor must have a keen eye for news that is critical to top Washington policymakers and must be able to juggle the conception and publication of six newsletters Monday through Friday across a range of subjects: politics, government, health care, cybersecurity and climate and environmental issues. We are seeking a nimble manager who will lead a team of two deputy editors, seven reporters and five researchers. This editor will collaborate closely with other editors across the National staff, as well as other groups crucial to ensuring the newsletters' growth and success, including colleagues focused on subscriber retention; marketing and advertising; public relations; audience; design and product. Conceiving stories and running coverage are at the core of the job, as is thinking strategically about how to cultivate the largest possible audience for our newsletter journalism on The Post's many platforms.

The ideal candidate will have experience leading smart coverage of Washington, from Congress to the White House to campaigns and K Street. They will have a vision for how Post newsletters should be presented in this competitive space and be able to execute that vision in creative and collaborative ways. They must be willing to innovate digitally, and work in strong partnerships with all corners of the room.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, it will not be eligible for remote work. The schedule is Sunday afternoon through Friday morning.

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. 9. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Cover letters should be addressed to Managing Editors Tracy Grant, Krissah Thompson and Steven Ginsberg, Chief Product Officer and Managing Editor Kat Downs Mulder and National Editor Matea Gold.

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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