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Join The Fix and Post Politics

The Washington Post is seeking an energetic, experienced political reporter to join the team that produces The Fix and Post Politics. The ideal candidate will have smart, original ideas and a desire to tell them in visually innovative ways.

We are looking for someone with an unending curiosity about the people and policies that shape today’s political conversation. He or she will approach every day thinking about how to lead that conversation, whether through text, graphics, images, tweets, GIFs or other ways of telling stories and engaging readers. A sense of humor wouldn’t hurt.

Please send a resume, links to your five best stories and a sample for what you would do for The Fix on any given day to steven.ginsberg [at] washpost [dot] comchris.cillizza [at] washpost [dot] com or tracy.grant [at] washpost [dot] com by March 14.

 

Job opening for environment reporter

The Washington Post is looking for an environment reporter to join the National staff’s health, science and environment group.

The successful candidate will combine a keen interest in the subject with lucid writing and a relentless determination to keep The Post ahead on this wide-ranging and critically important beat. He or she must be quick to jump on breaking news, like the West Virginia chemical leak, and be adept at finding engaging new ways to illuminate ongoing controversies involving climate change, the use of public lands and the role of policy and politics. Experience writing about the environment or in science reporting is preferred but not a requirement.

The next environment reporter should be a digital and storytelling innovator, someone who is comfortable experimenting with narrative, analytical and accountability stories to bring alive a beat that can be highly technical. Just as important, the reporter must be able to collaborate with the many others in the newsroom who contribute to The Post’s environment coverage.

 If you’re interested, please contact Cameron Barr at cameron [dot] barr [at] washpost [dot] com, Laurie McGinley at laurie [dot] mcginley [at] washpost [dot] com or Tracy Grant at tracy [dot] grant [at] washpost [dot] com  by March 7.

Post seeking Capital Business Reporter

Capital Business, The Washington Post’s weekly regional business paper, is looking to hire a reporter to cover the region’s government contracting industry. This is a big beat, focusing on the local defense giants such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, as well as the area’s extensive information technology, government services and cybersecurity community. The ideal candidate would have experience covering federal procurement and business-related issues.

For this position, we’re looking for a creative and energetic journalist who thinks digitally first. Capital Business reporters write for the Web, the daily Washington Post and for the Capital Business weekly, and we strive to excel in all those mediums. We are also entrepreneurial and look for people who are comfortable experimenting with new ways to serve readers.

Please contact Dan Beyers at dan [dot] beyers at washpost [dot] com or Tracy Grant at tracy [dot] grant at washpost [dot] com by March 7.

 

Post seeks editor, writers for G.A. reporting team

The Washington Post is hiring an editor and several writers for a new General Assignment reporting team that will identify and pursue stories of the moment.

Reporters on the team, which will report to Justin Bank, should be comfortable handling multiple topics on a given day. We want stories that reflect, lead, or in some way serve the online conversation.

This group will be called on to do everything from highlighting a particularly newsworthy photo/video/graph to rounding up top-shelf reporting that can inform our readers on complicated topics. Reporters must have a demonstrated talent for taking advantage of social opportunities and the latest web tools. Original reporting and speedy execution is expected and will play a vital role in providing context amid the Internet chatter.

We need hungry reporters who want to write and think digitally. If interested please send a resume and links to clips to Justin.Bank AT washpost DOT com and Tracy.Grant AT washpost DOT com.

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.

Now Hiring: Post Metro Staff

The Washington Post’s Metro staff is expanding its digital presence to ensure that local readers get the most immediate news that affects their lives. There are openings for two positions:

LOCAL BLOGGER:

We are looking for a reporter and writer who will lead and sustain the local conversation. This person will post early and often, writing with voice and verve about the biggest local stories of every day and every hour. The successful candidate also will do original reporting, breaking news in the blog. We are looking for someone who understands the entire region — and what ties it together and keeps it apart. If you think you can help define this job and keep The Post as the leading voice of the region, we want to hear from you. Please apply to Mike Semel at Mike.semel AT washpost DOT com or Tracy Grant at Tracy.Grant AT washpost DOT com by  March 3.

BREAKING NEWS REPORTER:
We’re looking for someone to become our afternoon digital-focused breaking news reporter. The ideal candidate for this important position must possess digital knowledge of social media and aggregation as well as solid writing and reporting skills. On any given day, the breaking news reporter runs down crimes from across the region, keeps tabs on traffic and Metro delays and chases all manner of breaking news in all the areas we cover. He or she must be able to write quickly, report aggressively and, most importantly, possess a competitive drive to post breaking news before our competitors. This person would work from about noon to 8 p.m. Please apply to Mike Semel at Mike.semel AT washpost DOT com or Tracy Grant at Tracy.Grant AT washpost DOT com by  March 3.

Job opening: Post seeks a meteorologist/science writer

Position: Meteorologist/science writer, Washington Post

The Washington Post is seeking a meteorologist and/or experienced science writer to join its growing weather team, the Capital Weather Gang.


This person should have outstanding written and oral communication skills, weather forecasting ability and news judgment. He or she will play a pivotal role in expanding the Post’s web, blog, mobile, social media, video and print weather content, serving a Washington, D.C., national and international audience.


Experience writing and editing weather and related science content is required. The person should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, under deadline and on a flexible schedule, particularly during breaking weather news.

Required Skills/Experience

  • At least two years of professional weather/science communication work including blogging and/or feature writing
  • Use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • College degree in meteorology, atmospheric or related environmental/earth science; degree in non-scientific (e.g. journalism) field may be considered if candidate has gained relevant weather/climate science training/expertise elsewhere
  • The ability to write clear, clean prose conveying complex scientific concepts in plain English
  • Forecasting experience, including severe weather, hurricanes and snowstorms
  • A drive for delivering quality products in a timely manner
  • A passion for and commitment to audience engagement
  • Strong team player with desire to collaborate with others to develop a superior product


Desired Skills/Experience

  • Website development and computer programming
  • On-camera experience
  • Graphics editing and development
  • Photography and/or video production
  • Experience in journalism, communications or related field and/or substantial coursework
  • Knowledge of astronomy, climate change, environmental science and social sciences
  • Leadership/management ability and/or experience
  • Local knowledge of Washington, D.C. weather patterns


Salary commensurate with experience. 

Send resume and cover letter to Jason Samenow, Weather Editor, samenowj [AT] washpost DOT com.
Candidates should include links and/or attachments with at least two writing samples (required). Candidates with on-camera experience should include web links to digital examples of their work (optional).

Application deadline March 3.

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.

Hiring Digital Photo Manager and Online Photo Editor

To apply, see job descriptions below:

Digital Manager/Photography Editor

The Washington Post seeks a full-time, experienced photography editor to work with the photography team and support the Senior Photo Editor for Digital Engagement.  The ideal candidate has excellent breaking-news judgment, strong organizational skills, and can generate engaging visual story ideas.  A passion for photography and visual narrative is required.  We are looking for a quick and effective problem solver who has stellar interpersonal and communication skills. This person will work all sections in the newsroom to generate digital photography content across platforms.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for gallery building, training others to build galleries, and maintaining our photography standards.  Candidate will monitor and update our social media photography accounts.  The schedule is Monday-Friday 11-7, with weekend, evening and early-morning hours occasionally required for breaking news.

Requirements

  • 5+ years photojournalism experience/ 2+ years management experience
  • B.A. or B.S. in journalism or related field
  • Exceptional photo editing skills
  • In-depth knowledge of image rights and permissions across all digital platforms
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience maintaining social media accounts
  • Experience working in content management system and Wordpress

Additional qualifications

  • An ability to work efficiently in high-profile, high pressure deadline environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and image management software
  • Audio and/or video editing experience preferred
  • Sufficient technical proficiency to work with technology teams to improve tools and processes

If interested, please contact Director of Photography MaryAnne Golon maryanne.golon [at] washpost dot com by March 1, 2014.

Online Photo Editor

The Washington Post seeks a full-time digital photography editor to work on our photography team.  We are looking for a candidate with strong news judgment, organizational skills and a passion for photography and visual narrative. 

Requirements

  • Edit and produce photos for the homepage and other areas of the website
  • Direct online photo coverage from daily news and from original Washington Post stories
  • Research and edit photos and build online photo galleries
  • Generate ideas for photo galleries and presentations
  • Writing skills for story summaries and captions preferred.

Additional qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in journalism or related field
  • Ability to produce and edit photo galleries
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and image management software
  • Professional knowledge of photo rights and permissions
  • Strong time management abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with editors in a variety of content areas
  • Efficiency in a high-pressure deadline oriented environment
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility and knowledge of photojournalism
  • Eagerness to work within a team environment to sustain an industry-leading news organization
  • Audio and/or video editing skills preferred

If interested, please contact MaryAnne Golon at maryanne.golon [at] washpost DOT com by March 1, 2014.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Diversity and inclusion are 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. 

WashPost hiring for new economic policy initiative

Job descriptions are below. The positions will be full time and based in Washington. Please apply to Jim Tankersley at jim.tankersley [at] washpost DOT com, Tracy Grant at tracy.grant [at] washpost DOT com or Greg Schneider at greg.schneider [at] washpost DOT com.

The Washington Post seeks data journalists to join a team of writers and editors for a new venture led by economic correspondent Jim Tankersley, which will be dedicated to telling stories about how policy decisions affect Americans’ lives.

The new team will combine top-shelf writing, razor-sharp data analysis and rich human drama to explain complicated policy topics. It will produce a steady stream of data-driven, narrative stories, employing words, photographs and video; vibrant graphics that explain complex trends; and a variety of frontier-pushing approaches to engage readers in conversations about how to solve America’s biggest problems.

Data journalists will play several critical roles on the team. They will produce a daily stream of charts, graphics and other visual storytelling elements. Working with writers, they will conduct statistical analysis, database mining and other research to power narrative stories. And they will be at the center of the team’s attempts to pioneer new and improved ways to marry visual, graphical and statistical storytelling.

A variety of skill sets would qualify a candidate for one of these jobs; the ideal candidate will possess all of them. Those skills include:

*Advanced statistical analysis

*Knowledge of and facility with a wide variety of data sets (with an emphasis on economic data)

*Graphical design, including mapping, data visualization and building interactive graphics

The ability to write clearly is a must. Talented in narrative writing, and in computer programming, would be a plus.

The Washington Post seeks a managing editor to join a team of writers and editors for a new venture led by economic correspondent Jim Tankersley, which will be dedicated to telling stories about how policy decisions affect Americans’ lives.

The new team will combine top-shelf writing, razor-sharp data analysis and rich human drama to explain complicated policy topics. It will produce a steady stream of data-driven, narrative stories, employing words, photographs and video; vibrant graphics that explain complex trends; and a variety of frontier-pushing approaches to engage readers in conversations about how to solve America’s biggest problems.

The editor will play several important roles. She or he will work with writers to generate narrative ideas and refine them, quickly, into top-quality stories. She or he will also take responsibility for pushing the entire team staff to produce several posts a day across a variety of content types – text, visual and hybrid – and work with writers and editors across the Post newsroom to integrate content from outside the core team.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in:

*Narrative editing, long and short form

*Deadline editing

*Managing a digital operation, preferably one that produces a high volume of posts each day

*A variety of policy topics, including economics, health care and energy issues.

The Washington Post seeks writers to join a new venture led by economic correspondent Jim Tankersley, which will be dedicated to telling stories about how policy decisions affect Americans’ lives.

The new team will combine top-shelf writing, razor-sharp data analysis and rich human drama to explain complicated policy topics. It will produce a steady stream of data-driven, narrative stories, employing words, photographs and video; vibrant graphics that explain complex trends; and a variety of frontier-pushing approaches to engage readers in conversations about how to solve America’s biggest problems.

Writers will need to produce a daily stream of short, engaging, people-focused posts – written or visual. More importantly, they will produce at least one data-infused, narratively told policy story each week. The prototype story will include both a data-driven insight into a critical issue facing Americans and a human story that helps readers understand that insight. Story lengths will vary; the ideal candidate should be comfortable writing stories of 500 or 5,000 words.

Candidates absolutely must feel comfortable sifting through economic working papers or working an Excel spreadsheet. They must love writing and love people. The strongest contenders will have an eye for surprising story ideas, an ear for dialogue and an uncanny ability to explain complicated problems in simple and understandable language.

Deep knowledge of one or more policy areas is a plus. An unflinching curiosity about America and its problems – a drive to know why things are the way they are, and what great research suggests is the way to make things better – is prerequisite.

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.

Eli Saslow wins Sifford Prize

Memo from National Editor Cameron Barr, National Deputy Editor Anne Kornblut and National Enterprise Editor David Finkel:

Please join us in congratulating Eli Saslow, this year’s winner of the University of Missouri Journalism School’s Darrel Sifford Memorial Prize, which honors newspaper journalism “that illuminates the daily life of ordinary people and their everyday concerns.” From the judges: “Saslow is a rarity – a feature writer who naturally gravitates to ordinary people, and has a flair for word pictures that places him among the all-time greats. Within his five submitted features, there are hundreds of memorable sentences grounded in immersion reporting. Of the five stories, 'Life of a Salesman' is especially haunting, and therefore especially memorable.”

This is the second year in a row that The Washington Post has won the Sifford Prize; Eli joins last year’s winner, Greg Jaffe.