International Photo Assignment Editor
The Washington Post seeks an international photo assignment editor with five to seven years of professional newsroom experience (preferably covering international stories) to join our award-winning photo team in finding fresh and compelling ways to tell stories.
This photo assignment editor will assign photography for breaking news and feature stories, conduct photo research, and generate visual stories by working in collaboration with foreign correspondents and editors across more than 25 bureaus worldwide, our breaking news hubs in London and Seoul, and the photo team in our Washington headquarters. This role will require partnering with our visual enterprise and design editors to deliver photography that is engaging and informative and that resonates with our growing global audience.
The ideal candidate will have a nuanced eye for photography and the ability to work well with both our staff photojournalists and a diverse range of freelance photographers. Experience writing succinctly and accurately for photo presentations is required. The ability to pivot smoothly between breaking news and more ambitious, high-impact visual enterprise is essential. This position will require some night and weekend shifts to meet deadlines. Bilingual or multilingual applicants are encouraged.
This position is based in our Washington newsroom.
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position, résumé and portfolio as PDFs to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 01/27/2023 will be prioritized. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Your cover letter should be addressed to Director of Photography MaryAnne Golon and Managing Editor Krissah Thompson.
Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
- Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
- Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
- Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
- Nine paid holidays and two personal days
- 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
- Robust mental health resources
- Backup care and caregiver concierge services
- Gender affirming services
- Pet insurance
- Free Post digital subscription
- Leadership and career development programs
Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.
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.
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