The Washington Post’s Local Enterprise team has an opening. This is one of the Post’s premier reporting and writing teams, a group dedicated to every form of storytelling across every platform: breaking news, accountability reporting, lede-alls, how-we-live-now pieces, profiles and long-form narratives.
Enterprise reporters must have both fast-twitch and slow-twitch journalistic muscles, able to produce great reads in two hours, two days or two weeks, depending on the assignment. They must be engaged in the news and jump in whenever asked on breaking stories like the Navy Yard shooting, the government shutdown, the sequester, heinous winter weather or the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, to just name a few.
Our enterprise reporters frequently help anchor coverage for the web and/or print, making their ability to collaborate with colleagues hugely important. They are expected to come up with compelling story ideas – and ways of telling stories — that will appeal to readers on every platform, and deliver A-1 quality reporting and writing.
They often produce ambitious runs of coverage on subjects as varied as the expansion of casino gambling in Maryland, the Baltimore prison guard scandal, the Redskins name controversy and the Naval Academy rape case.
Like everyone in the Post newsroom, local enterprise reporters must think beyond print, finding new ways to tell stories for our growing digital audience. Being creative and able to work effectively with photo, video, graphics, design, the homepage and social are crucial.
If interested, please contact Mike Semel (firstname.lastname@example.org), Monica Norton (email@example.com), Lynda Robinson (Lynda.firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Grant (email@example.com) by May 23.
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