Deputy America Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 27, 2022
Closes
Feb 14, 2022
Ref
JR-90273151
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 a deputy editor for its America desk to help guide our reporting of the cultural and political currents that shape American life and to play a major role in executing live coverage of major news events.

The ideal candidate will have a keen instinct for the most compelling stories of how communities across the country are navigating an era of political, social and economic upheaval, and will know how to move quickly when news breaks to launch live coverage, mobilizing reporters from across the country and the newsroom on major natural disasters, mass shootings and other significant national moments.

We are seeking an editor with strong news judgment, deft line editing skills and a track record of collaboration. This editor must have a passion for breaking news and live coverage, work effectively on tight deadlines and have the skill to write sharp news alerts and optimize stories for digital success.

This editor will be one of two deputies on the America desk with set hours, with one editor starting early in the morning and the other in the early afternoon, a structure designed to help provide seamless coverage of the country.

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.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and résumé to our jobs portal by Feb. 11. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to National Editor Matea Gold and Managing Editors Steven Ginsberg, 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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