Washington Post seeks tech policy editor
The Washington Post is looking for a technology policy editor to join our Washington newsroom.
This editor will be part of a significant expansion of our technology team, which will include the hiring of reporters, editors and video journalists in San Francisco, Seattle and our Washington newsroom.
The editor will be responsible for overseeing reporters who cover how government officials are pursuing policies affecting the tech industry. These reporters will cover tech policy emerging from the White House, Congress and regulatory agencies such as the FCC and FTC as well as state officials and key foreign regulators.
This editor also will lead reporters who are writing about how technology companies are working to lobby and shape policy, often behind closed doors and against each other. Subjects could range from privacy and cybersecurity to net neutrality and driverless cars.
This editor will work on a technology team led by San Francisco-based technology editor, Christina Passariello, and with a new deputy technology editor. Talents should include the fast-twitch capacity to fire off an alert about a new development as well as a thoughtful, sophisticated approach to editing a complex feature. We’re looking for someone who has an appreciation for the intricacies of technology policy, but will make sure our stories are accessible. The ability to coach reporters and help them identify broad connections and big stories is essential in this role.
Extensive experience covering or editing technology subjects is not required. But enthusiasm, as well as strong line-editing and conceptual skills, are necessary to succeed in this position.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to David Cho David.Cho@washpost.com, Zachary Goldfarb Zachary.Goldfarb@washpost.com, Christina Passariello Christina.Passariello@washpost.com, or Tracy Grant Tracy.Grant@washpost.com by Nov. 9.