Multiplatform Editor for By The Way

Employment Type

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Application Instructions

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Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for a multiplatform editor for By The Way, a digital travel product that provides local insights and expert advice. The ideal candidate is an experienced and organized copy editor who is comfortable working across platforms and thrives on collaboration in a fast-paced news environment.

We want an energetic, detail-oriented editor with an interest in travel journalism, a flair for headline writing, a strong understanding of language and style, and a familiarity with SEO, linking and digital platforms. The multiplatform editor will be responsible for copy editing features and news. Additionally, this person will work on Instagram and other social platforms, writing photo captions and editing copy. Ideal candidates should be able to think creatively to help reimagine travel journalism for mobile audiences. 

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and is not eligible for remote work. 

Candidates should have at least five years of copy-editing experience at a mid-to-large-market news organization. A copy editing test will be required. Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume and 5-7 examples of work as PDFs to our jobs portal by May 22. The cover letter should be addressed to Multiplatform Editing Chief Jesse Lewis, By The Way Editor Amanda Finnegan and Managing Editor Tracy Grant. 

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