The Washington Post is one of the largest and most well-known names in American journalism, but not all of its contents come from professional writers. Content in its Outlook/PostEverything section come from everyday people. The Post is looking for a writer and editor that can turn these people’s stories into first-person essays and arguments fit for print.
PostEverything is a new section seeking out individuals who can add unique perspectives to an unfolding story. But turning their views into the kind of writing people expect from the Post takes work. You could be the person for the job.
Applicants will need the ability to write in many voices and the skill to turn interview questions into a coherent story. Ideal candidates will have several years of experience talking to sources. You also have to be comfortable having your work appear under someone else’s byline—the voice you helped bring to readers.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and several writing or editing samples to Adam Kushner, Mike Madden, or Tracy Grant by February 21st. You can read the job opening on the Washington Post‘s PR Tumblr page.