The Washington Post
Full Time
Washington, D.C.
Deadline – 7/30/20

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a general assignment business reporter to cover breaking news.

This reporter will play a critical role in our  aggressive – and insightful – coverage of business news. We are looking for a clean writer who has the experience and knowledge to determine what’s compelling about a breaking news story and then write about it quickly and clearly.

Candidates for this position should have a high comfort level with a job that can vary from day to day and with writing about a range of business topics, from traditional industry news to technology, economics and markets.

Beyond jumping on breaking news, this reporter will also be expected to update a developing story over the course of the day or turn it into a broader piece, sometimes with the help of a beat reporter. On most days, this person will likely start in the early morning.

When there isn’t obvious breaking news, this reporter will be expected to pursue interesting stories gathering attention online or other news-driven enterprise.

We have identified a strong internal candidate for this role, but if you are interested in the position, please upload a resume, cover letter and three clips (as PDFs; please make certain of legibility) to our jobs portal by July 30. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to David Cho, Zachary Goldfarb or Tracy Grant.