The Washington Post Sports Department is looking for a night producer/editor who will play an integral role in developing, engaging and expanding our audience across all platforms. The ideal candidate will be as facile with Twitter as they are with Post style and line editing. Multi-tasking is not a plus, it’s a requirement – a typical night on our desk could entail editing 6-8 blog posts, front-end editing on breaking news stories, working with columnists to discuss angles and approaches, back-end editing on 2,000-word enterprise pieces, editing photo galleries, making sure our best stories get promoted on social media, and debating story placement on D1 with designers while tweaking headlines with slots.
We are looking for an editor with one foot in the fluid digital moments of a given night – a sense for what it trending, what might catch fire and go viral, what might be worth holding onto for scheduling the next morning – and one foot grounded in our printed product to help produce our award-winning section every morning. We want someone as comfortable on the rim as they are producing stories for the Web, and willing to explore new, unique ways to do so.
We value people who can work both independently and in a group setting. Our night desk is a collegial crew driven by journalism and a passion for sports. The ability to work with others is a necessity.
The hours for this position would typically be 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. It’s a sports desk, so there will be weekend work.
Interested candidates should contact Matt Vita email@example.com , Matt Rennie firstname.lastname@example.org, Micah Pollack email@example.com or Tracy Grant firstname.lastname@example.org by June 27.