Washington Post seeks a personal finance editor

March 29, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Washington Post is seeking an entrepreneurial, innovative and experienced editor to work with our award-winning personal finance columnist, Michelle Singletary, and to develop a new line of coverage aimed at helping readers take control of their money.


The Post is already a destination for readers seeking news and advice about personal finance. Michelle’s twice-weekly column, The Color of Money, and her ambitious projects, such as “Sincerely, Michelle,” attract large audiences and are the mainstay of our coverage in this space. In addition to editing Michelle, this editor will work with existing reporting and visual staff, as well as freelance writers, to explore additional topics and story forms that resonate with online readers. This person will also take on the job of reimagining our Sunday Business print section to serve readers looking for consumer-oriented advice about money, the economy and personal technology.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced line editor with a record of success helping writers pursue newsy, ambitious targets and develop their creative potential in other realms, such as social media, live events and podcasts. A collaborative spirit is essential, as this editor will coordinate closely with assignment editors across the Technology and Business staff, as well as a visual enterprise editor dedicated to telling stories in visually compelling ways. Experience covering personal finance is a plus but is not required.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Your cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery and Deputy Business Editor Damian Paletta.

To apply, go here.

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