Versatile local news editor

Washington Post Express, Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedMarch 11, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Express, The Washington Post’s commuter daily, is looking for a versatile editor to steer its local news coverage.

This editor will be responsible for overseeing Express’ local news section, curating content produced by The Washington Post and AP and supplementing it with staff-written and freelance content as needed. In addition to being up on regional news, the ideal candidate will have an eye for offbeat and intriguing human-interest stories that capture the flavor of life in and around the nation’s capital.

The local editor will have a particular interest in the concerns of Washington’s transit riders and will work closely with our DC Rider columnist to cover the Metro-riding population the way a beat reporter covers a community. This isn’t about reporting on the bureaucracy of Metro as an agency, but rather the people who use the system daily. With that in mind, you will also work to build a social media audience and engage directly with readers/riders.

While this job will involve some editing of original content, most content will come from the Post and AP, requiring a keen sense of packaging and exceptional copy editing and headline writing skills. Versatility is also essential. We’re a small, highly collaborative team, and we value people who are able to contribute in multiple ways, whether it’s with bolstering our social media presence or chipping in to help edit other parts of the paper when needed.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and five to 10 sample of your best editing and headline writing work to

Express publishes Monday through Friday and reaches more than 300,000 loyal readers daily. This job requires a Sunday-Thursday schedule. We’re located in downtown D.C., near the McPherson Square Metro station.

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