Special Sections Visual Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 27, 2022
Closes
Feb 14, 2022
Ref
JR-90273136
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 collaborative visual editor who will work across our newsroom to curate and commission stories and visuals on specific topics, creating special sections and collections of Post journalism. The projects could include a set of stories on resetting life after the pandemic or a special section on retiring in the wake of your "Great Resignation."

This editor will work with freelancers to assign visuals to these stories and help launch newsroom projects while working directly with Special Sections editor Jeff Dooley from the Business staff, who will help shepherd these efforts.

We are looking for a creative journalist with varied interests who can launch coverage on a range of topics. This visual editor will be part of a hub of project editors who are involved with our most ambitious work. This position reports to our Creative Director.

The ideal candidate seeks an opportunity to expand their skills by working with different parts of the company and managing a budget as they oversee staff and freelancers. Requirements include expertise in obtaining photo rights and permissions, a nuanced eye for photography and illustration, and digital design experience.

This position 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 resume and cover letter to our jobs portal by Feb. 11. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Your cover letter should be addressed to Creative Director Greg Manifold and Managing Editors Tracy Grant, Krissah Thompson and Kat Downs Mulder.

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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