Journo Jobs

Washington Post seeks a weekend business editor

December 7, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Washington Post is looking for an experienced editor to help lead business news coverage from Thursday through Sunday, responding to breaking news across such critical coverage areas as technology, economic policy, financial markets and general business.

This is a full-time, four-day-a-week position that requires strong news judgment, versatility and a proven record of collaboration. The ideal candidate will have a sense of urgency when news breaks, the capacity to mobilize our large staff in response to major stories, and the ability to edit sharp, comprehensive stories and explainers on deadline. We are looking for someone who can scan the horizon each day, spot trends and patterns in business news, and seize opportunities to tell stories of consequence to our readers.

On Thursdays and Fridays, this person will run our breaking news and general assignment team from the morning to the early afternoon, working closely with the Business section’s general assignment and breaking news editor. On Saturdays and Sundays, this person will be the main voice for the Business Desk at newsroom meetings.

This position, which is part of a major expansion of The Post’s editing ranks, is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, it will not be eligible for remote work.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and résumé to our jobs portal by Dec. 20. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery, Deputy Business Editor Zach Goldfarb and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson.

To apply, go here.

Subscribe to TBN

Receive updates about new stories in the industry daily or weekly.

Subscribe to TBN

Receive updates about new stories in the industry.