Washington Post seeks an energy reporter
The Washington Post is seeking an ambitious reporter to cover one of the most pressing issues facing humanity: how to power our future without destroying the planet.
Our next energy reporter will cover a period of economic and technological transformation with few precedents. This reporter will be expected to break news and write compelling enterprise about the search for renewable power and efforts to reinvent the grid, the rise of electric vehicles, and the remaking of the fossil fuel industry. We want someone who will provide authoritative coverage of the Energy Department and federal energy policy, including the politics and lobbying that shape it, while scrutinizing the promises of companies on green issues and the human consequences of corporate actions.
The successful candidate will think broadly about energy policy and demonstrate a talent for on-the-ground storytelling – often in visual formats – throughout the country, and, as necessary, around the world. This reporter also must respond quickly to news, collaborating with colleagues across the newsroom to cover disruptions in energy prices and provision caused by the rising incidence of severe weather and other major events.
This position 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.
Candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three clips to our jobs portal by Oct. 18. Cover letters should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery, Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb and Corporate Accountability Editor Ziva Branstetter. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field.
To apply, go here.