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Post reporter reflects on Chicago past, violent present

"When I was growing up, it seemed like black folks all lived on the same striving pages, but there were always those who violated our sense of community and the good things we wanted to believe about ourselves. It took hyper-vigilance, all those “grown” eyes, to keep the neighborhood in balance. When the eyes moved, grew old or closed for good, so did our neighborhoods."

Washington Post reporter Lonnae O’Neal Parker returned to the South Side Chicago neighborhood she grew up in, searching for answers and hope in a summer of gunfire.Read her full story.

Photos accompanying the story by Jon Lowenstein.

Job Posting: Reporter for The Fact Checker

The Washington Post is looking to hire a reporter to join Glenn Kessler on the Fact Checker blog, which in just three years has grown to be one of the most influential and popular fact-checking operations in the country.

We need someone who is enthusiastic about seeking the truth, whether checking a campaign ad, a statement by the president or a movie that claims to be about real events. The ideal candidate will be a journalist who is agile on all digital platforms. 

Previous political reporting experience, with a demonstrated ability to dissect complex policy issues, is an asset. A thick skin is essential: No one likes to receive the dreaded Pinocchios.​

Working with Glenn, this reporter will play a key role in developing our Truth Teller video and will collaborate with PostTV on other fact-checking video segments. 

Interested candidates should contact Glenn Kessler at glenn.kessler@washpost.com or Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by Sept. 19.

Washington Post seeks copy editor

The Washington Post is looking for an energetic copy editor with a flair for headline writing, a strong understanding of language and style and a familiarity with SEO, linking and working on Web files. Our desk handles copy across news platforms, including print, Web, smartphone and tablet. In addition to editing stories and blogs, tasks include writing captions for photo galleries, crafting digital summaries and proofing interactive graphics and other Web projects.

The hours for this position are generally 3:30 to 11 p.m. We are seeking candidates with at least five years of copy-editing experience at a mid- to large-market news organization. If you are interested, please contact Multiplatform Editing Chief Jesse Lewis (jesse.lewis@washpost.com) Deputy Multiplatform Editing Chief Courtney Rukan (courtney.rukan@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com) by September 19.

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.


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.


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.