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:
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.