The Washington Post Editorial department is looking for a versatile copy editor who can play a key role in bringing new readers to our commentaries and analysis.
Our copy desk handles op-eds, blog postings, letters to the editor, editorials and columns, preparing them for publication in print and online. We go beyond traditional copy-editing duties by designing and publishing our own print pages (17 a week) and handling our own web production.
The successful candidate must be able to shift speedily and smoothly among these roles, always with a bias toward prioritizing online publication. (If you’re short on page-design or web-production experience, don’t fret: So were most of us when we started. We can train you on what you’ll need.)
She or he will have outstanding editing skills and a record of writing lively, engaging headlines. Because everyone on the desk takes a turn as slot and fills in occasionally as letters editor and op-ed editor, we value experience directing colleagues effectively and collegially and working directly with the public. A keen interest in politics and policy — Editorial’s bread and butter — is also prized.
This position will include daytime and evening hours and regularly working one weekend day. (Our desk is staffed 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and reduced hours on weekends.)
To apply or get more information about the position, please contact Scott Butterworth (email@example.com), Fred Hiatt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jackson Diehl (email@example.com) no later than Sept. 4.