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Job Posting: Editorial Copy Editor

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 (scott.butterworth@washpost.com), Fred Hiatt (fred.hiatt@washpost.com) or Jackson Diehl (jackson.diehl@washpost.com) no later than Sept. 4.

Capital Business seeks digital editor

The Washington Post’s Capital Business is looking for a digital editor-producer to oversee digital strategy and manage special projects. This is an ideal position for someone who is eager to experiment with new ways to serve readers. The Capital Business team writes daily for The Washington Post and produces a weekly publication focusing on the region’s business community. We power the On Small Business, On I.T. and Digger blogs and produce CapBiz A.M., a morning e-mail newsletter rounding up the day’s local business headlines. We also produce special reports on topics such as Top Workplaces and the Post 200.

We’re looking for someone who can continue to improve upon all these outlets and help us create new ones, especially as we work to serve readers who reach us on mobile devices. This individual would be our point person on digital strategy, keeping us current on the latest innovations. The ideal candidate would be a strong copy editor, someone who can improve stories and write engaging digital headlines, all while juggling daily and weekly deadlines. The editor-producer also would manage our social media outreach and oversee our expanding roster of special reports.

Those interested should contact Dan Beyers at Daniel.beyers@washpost.com or Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by Aug. 19.

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: Tablet/Mobile Editor

The Washington Post’s homepage team is looking for a tablet/mobile editor. This person will be the lead pilot for our tablet apps, working closely with homepage producers on the daily programming and maintenance of the app. We are looking for an experienced journalist with excellent news judgment. Proven Web production and communication skills and the ability to write headlines — both muscular news headlines and conversational, digitally potent headlines — are vital.

The position requires coordination with designers on the creation of display “panels” for visually engaging content, so an eye for well-packaged presentation is desirable, for daily and long-range projects. We’re looking for someone who understands mobile and tablet usage, both the technology and the audience, with an awareness of how best to present our content in this space. This person will be expected to collaborate with producers and editors across the newsroom in this regard.

Part of the job will require working with developers and graphic artists to create mobile- and app-specific interactive maps and results modules for elections coverage. This person will also be responsible for managing push alerts for mobile devices. The shift is likely to be Tuesday-Saturday, 3 p.m.-11 p.m., and this person will report to Night Homepage Editor Ben Pillow. If you are interested, please contact Ben (benjamin.pillow@washpost.com), Kenisha Malcolm (kenisha.malcolm@washpost.com), Eric Rich (eric.rich@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com) by Aug. 15.

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The Post Seeks Video Director

DirectorEditorial Video

The Washington Post, one of the leading digital properties in the world, is looking for an outstanding journalist to direct its editorial video operation. With more than 30 million unique users a month and a newsroom that won two Pulitzer Prizes this past spring, The Post seeks a creative force who has innovative ideas and can produce compelling video story telling experiences.

Reporting to the Managing Editor for Digital and working with the General Manager for Video, the Director of Editorial Video will manage an award-winning group of more than 40 professionals focused on delivering video towashingtonpost.com and syndicated sites.

Alignment:

You are a leader with knowledge of broadcast production and extensive experience in online video production.  You know what works in the digital space, and you have a proven track record of understanding the art of storytellingby combining motion graphics, video, and music within budgetary and time constraints. You are a highly collaborative leader who can cultivate strong relationships with people in multiple functions and structures. You have proven success influencing others without formal authority.

Responsibilities:

Direct planning, development and acquisition of a continuous flow of video content by understanding news trends, balancing efficiencies of video production versus aggregation, and collaborating withNewsroom on creative concepts.
Ensure high-quality video content by reviewing and approving creative concepts, video content and editorial direction for video production and curation/aggregation.
Manage the work of a video production team to conceive, produce, edit and ready video for online and wireless media productions or presentations.
Manage video production resources, assets, equipment and staff. Create and monitor schedules and budgets to ensure timely and cost effective video content generation.
Coach, mentor, and develop the team of video production managers and individual contributors.

Requirements and Qualifications:

6 years of video production experience, with a minimum of 3-4 years of digital video experience.
3-5+ years of management experience.
Knowledge and understanding of broadcast and online production processes
Proven success in creation and delivery of video assets for digital media.
Solid experience in conceiving and developing concepts and pitches for video as part of larger content development to drive traffic across digital, social and mobile platforms.
Excellent communication, influencing, and collaboration skills

 Interested candidates should contact Emilio Garcia-Ruiz at Emilio.Garcia-Ruiz@washpost.com or Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by August 15.

Job opening: Video Producer

Post TV is looking for a fulltime video producer to shoot, produce and edit political videos for The Washington Post. 

Responsibilities for this position include conceiving ideas for and shooting videos, mostly in and around Washington DC. This person should have a keen sense of politics and its key players, but have the ability to break down concepts and explain complicated issues. The producer will be able to come up with creative story pitches that make politics easily digested. The candidate will have an innate ability to make seemingly non-visual stories into videos with data visualization skill sets and creative ideas for graphics, shooting and editing. Candidates must be familiar with Final Cut Pro X and knowledge of AfterEffects (or other graphics/animation data software) and be able to conduct interviews, write scripts and blog posts to go with their videos.  The ability to see a project through from start to finish is essential from story boarding and visualizing to producing and final touches. Other daily duties include participating actively in weekly story ideas, occasional travel to produce video pairing for the 2014 campaign and editing for day-of video.

Ideal candidates have 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, creating innovative videos and a hunger to create something new.

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 August 22nd.

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: 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.