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Job Opening: Military Reporter

The Washington Post is seeking an aggressive reporter and gifted writer on the military beat, one of the toughest and most rewarding in Washington. This person should be able to break news about the military from here and from conflict zones. With the war in Afghanistan winding down, the new correspondent will also help readers understand the changing face and mission of the U.S. armed forces.

The position offers the opportunity to work closely with other members of the national security team and to contribute frequently to The Post’s military blog Checkpoint. We want to inform readers about the internal debates that precede critical decisions and assess their implementation. This is a critical beat on National, one that demands the full range of journalistic skills: voracious reporting, skilled analysis, sparkling writing, digital savvy and rapid, clear work on deadline. The perfect candidate will also be willing to travel to conflict zones.

Those interested should contact Cameron Barr (cameron.barr@washpost.com), Anne Kornblut (anne.kornblut@washpost.com), Peter Finn (peter.finn@washpost.com), Jason Ukman (jason.ukman@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com) by Friday, July 27.

Post seeks Features editor to oversee pop culture coverage

The Washington Post Features department is looking for an energetic, news-driven editor to lead its pop culture coverage. As we continue to grow our digital national audience, the realm of pop culture offers almost endless opportunities to engage readers on some of the topics that they are most passionate about, from Beyonce to binge watching and beyond. We are looking for someone who shares our readers’ enthusiasm for the subject area and who will lead the charge in producing intelligent, innovative and entertaining content that meets The Post’s highest standards for journalism.

The ideal candidate will be someone with print and digital experience who is locked into the cultural zeitgeist. We want an editor who can help our critics and reporters conceive and execute both short-term stories that will lead the daily conversation and ambitious long-term stories. In addition to owning the digital space, this position will also include working on stories for the daily Style section, Sunday Arts&Style and the Weekend section. This is a critical editing position for us as we look to transform the Features department into a digital-first newsroom. The editor will work Sunday through Thursday.

If interested, please contact Liz Seymour (liz.seymour@washpost.com) , David Malitz (david.malitz@washpost.com) , Mitch Rubin (mitch.rubin@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com)  by July 11.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Diversity and Inclusion is essential to The Washington Post. It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products, and services to our consumers.

Senior Budget Administrator Position Available

The Washington Post is seeking a senior budget administrator to manage the financials for several large departments in the newsroom and to be the main liaison between all accounting departments and the newsroom. The successful candidate will have previous budget management experience, preferably in the media industry.  Duties include managing departmental expenses to budget, general ledger review, preparation of annual operating budget and estimate, financial reporting and providing variance analysis to department heads. The ideal candidate for this exempt position will have strong communication, database and spreadsheet skills with expertise in Excel and experience with budgeting software, Oracle and Workday. A minimum of 5 years accounting experience for a large company is required.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Bhumika Dave (bhumika.dave@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com) by July 9.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Diversity and Inclusion is essential to The Washington Post. It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products, and services to our consumers.

Job Opening: Part-Time Copy Aide

The Washington Post has an opening for a part-time copy aide to handle a wide variety of duties for the Financial department. First the basics: We need someone who can stay on top of our expense reports and mail, interact with our readers, solve problems for our staff and coordinate staff events and meetings.  But we need someone who can also compile information, conduct interviews and write stories for the Capital Business. It’s a good opportunity to get an occasional byline, but it requires someone who is very organized and able to juggle competing demands.

Anyone interested should contact Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com) or Michael Cotterman (michael.cotterman@washpost.com) by July 9.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Diversity and Inclusion is essential to The Washington Post. It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products, and services to our consumers.

PostTV seeking a video producer

Post TV is looking for a contract video producer to shoot, produce and edit videos for The Washington Post’s Reliable Source blog. 

Ideal candidates have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, three years newsroom experience and a track record of outstanding work under pressure.  Applicants must also have sound news judgment, demonstrated experience in new media and a hunger to create something new.

Responsibilities for this position include conceiving ideas for and shooting videos, mostly in and around Washington. Candidates must be intimately familiar with Final Cut Pro X and able to conduct interviews, write scripts and occasional blog posts.  The ability to see a project through from start to finish is essential. Other daily duties include aggregating video content and actively participating in daily news meetings.  This role requires some night and weekend work.

Interested candidates should contact Alice Rhee (alice.rhee@washpost.com) Jonathan Forsythe (jonathan.forsythe@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant (Tracy.grant@washpost.com) with resumes, cover letters and links to recent video work by July 10.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Diversity and Inclusion is essential to The Washington Post. It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products, and services to our consumers.

Job opening: Foreign Assignment Editor

The Washington Post’s foreign desk is seeking a strong, experienced editor equipped to lead correspondents in covering a broad region of the world.

A successful candidate would become one of three regional editors on a fast-paced desk responsible for our foreign news coverage on all platforms.  Our regional editors are responsible for working with their teams of correspondents to set priorities, shape strategies and deliver smart, accessible, shareable coverage across a range of story forms. We are looking for proven editors with the knowledge, judgment, commitment and metabolism necessary to help correspondents bring clarity to complicated events many time zones away. We are also looking for someone eager to employ and promote new ways of storytelling and to maintain an active presence on social media.

The foreign desk operates 365 days a year, so a regular weekend shift and some holiday work is likely to come with the territory, as will off-hours work to conform with the correspondents’ clock.

Interested candidates should contact Doug Jehl (douglas.jehl@washpost.com), Karin Brulliard  (karin.brulliard@washpost.com)  or Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com)  by July 10.

Job opening: Social Media Editor

The Washington Post’s Digital Audience team is seeking a social media editor, a central role in our newsroom. Social Media touches every point along the chain of our operations — from news gathering to community building to discovery — and the editor works at the tip of the spear for those efforts. 

The ideal candidate should be a master in the art of headline writing. They should have the skill to identify potential stories emerging on various social platforms and be comfortable pitching those ideas to reporters and editors for different beats and sections around the room. Strong news judgment and a quick metabolism for processing information are vital. Representing the voice of The Washington Post on social media requires a unique pairing of quick twitch smarts and measured actions. You should know when and how to amplify something and when to let a story play out by itself. You should have a deep knowledge of how to optimize both content and technology for each individual social platform. In addition, we want you to be comfortable sorting through emerging best practices, passing fads and calcifying conventional wisdom.

We require experience using analytics to track audience growth and engagement across social platforms. You should be knowledgeable about trends in online news and simultaneously curious about the little things that might work for Washington Post content. We’ll look for you to take initiative and oversee long-term projects and breaking news alike. You will bring social voice to our daily stories and infuse top flight internet research skills and community outreach in our enterprise reporting.

REQUIREMENTS:

  •     5+ years of journalism experience. Reporting/blogging/writing experience is required.
  •     Experience working on social media for a news organization. 
  •     Experience building audience through social networks (Twitter, Facebook and beyond) through branded (non-personal) accounts.
  •     Experience on alternate social networks like Pinterest, StumbleUpon, etc.
  •     Working knowledge of HTML and how the Internet works.
  •     Experience reading and using analytics to help you make decisions.
  •     Ability to investigate and verify claims on social media.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  •     Leadership
  •     Experience producing and editing graphics, video and/or photos.
  •     Experience with a large scale enterprise CMS or WordPress.
  •     Strong organizational and time management skills.
  •     Team player with desire to collaborate.
  •     Social media junkie.  

We want to hear about how you’d use social tools across Washington Post platforms to tell stories and engage readers. If you’re interested, please contact Ryan Kellett, Justin Bank or Tracy Grant (ryan.kellett@washpost.com; justin.bank@washpost.com; tracy.grant@washpost.com) with a cover letter in the body of an e-mail stating your qualifications (with links, please!). Also please attach a resume or just provide your public LinkedIN URL.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Diversity and Inclusion is essential to The Washington Post. It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products, and services to our consumers.

WP Investigations team honored with Global Editors Network 2014 Data Journalism Award

From Investigative Editor Jeff Leen:

A Washington Post team has won a prestigious international data journalism award for exposing a predatory system of debt collection that allowed private investors to take homes from the poor over small tax debts.

The Global Editors Network announced Thursday that the Post team had won the 2014 Data Journalism Award for Best Data-Driven Investigation for the series, “Homes for the Taking.” The team consisted of Debbie Cenziper, Michael Sallah, Steven Rich, Ted Mellnik, Emily Chow, Laura Stanton and Michelle Williams.

The 2013 series documented how the District government placed liens on tax delinquent properties and then sold the liens to investors, who added fees and foreclosed on some of the properties over original debts as small as $44. Wide-reaching reforms followed the publication of the series.

The global data awards, sponsored by Google and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, were announced at network’s global summit in Barcelona. The network’s membership represents media groups from more than 80 countries.

See the full list of winners.

Post honored with two Murrow Awards

From Deputy News Video Editor Jonathan Forsythe:

I’m thrilled to report that The Washington Post has won two 2014 Edward R. Murrow Awards — including the top award for overall excellence among national online news sites for the second year in a row! This is a tremendous honor recognizing our entire team’s work over the year.  (Take a look back at the entry to see how we captured 2013:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL83ZyU4rEA&feature=youtu.be)

We were also awarded the Murrow in the Feature Reporting category, with the memorable love story of Shelley and Bill. The video was shot and produced by Brad Horn and paired with Ellen McCarthy’s great Magazine story on the mentally disabled couple who got married despite their parents’ wishes.

Full list of winners from the RTDNA website here