Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.
The Washington Post is seeking an experienced audio producer with a passion for politics to work on a weekly election-focused project and our award-winning daily news podcast, “Post Reports.” You will help shape the sound of The Post by producing episodes that showcase our world-class journalism.
In this role, you will be comfortable pivoting from producing lively conversations that showcase the deep, original analysis of our politics team to episodes that help illuminate a wide range of topics and capture the boundless curiosity of our co-hosts, Martine Powers and Elahe Izadi. In this role, you will utilize your keen news judgment to identify Washington Post stories and pitch enterprise ideas that give our listeners a better understanding of the moment. You will work closely with colleagues throughout our newsroom and bureaus to transform their reporting and insights into compelling listening experiences.
A strong candidate will be motivated to work on a highly collaborative team. You also thrive while working independently and can manage having more than one episode in production at once. You demonstrate grace under pressure and live for the moments when the news breaks and changes the day’s show plans. You get as much satisfaction giving your colleagues who are on mic just the right nudge for a memorable moment that unfolds on tape as crafting a cold open that hooks the ear and won’t let go.
Candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three examples of their work as PDFs to our jobs portal. All your application materials should be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled, but those received by Feb. 14 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Director of Audio Renita Jablonski, Deputy Director of Audio Allison Michaels and Post Reports Executive Producer Maggie Penman.
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
Free Post digital subscription
Leadership and career development programs
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