Washington Post seeks an economics reporter
The Washington Post is looking for an economics reporter to cover how economic and social forces, as well as the decisions of businesses and policymakers, shape the lives of workers.
While the U.S. economy appears healthy, employees still face immense uncertainties about the future of work. The jobs that guaranteed security and adequate retirement benefits when baby boomers entered the workforce have vanished. Wage growth has been slow after decades of stagnation. Companies are embracing the gig economy and a contract workforce. Organized labor has shown signs of strength in parts of the country. And issues of automation, discrimination, worker protections and workplace culture are all unsettled.
This reporter will cover this beat through sophisticated news and enterprise, producing quick turnaround pieces around one central insight and deeply reported features and investigative stories. Top candidates should demonstrate a deep familiarity with the world of work and experience writing about economics and business subjects.
This reporter will be part of The Post’s economics pod, a collaborative team that often tackles the biggest stories together.
This job, which will involve travel around the country, is based in our Washington, D.C., newsroom and is not eligible for remote work.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter explaining how they would cover the beat, resume and three clips (attached as PDFs) to David Cho (David.Cho@washpost.com), Zachary Goldfarb (Zachary.Goldfarb@washpost.com), Suzanne Goldenberg (Suzanne.Goldenberg@washpost.com) and Tracy Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 29.