Overview

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Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a publicist to help the Communications team maximize the visibility of Post journalism and journalists during a time of rapid growth across the company. This position will have an essential role in supporting a 24/7 global news operation, working Sunday-Thursday 1-9:30pmET (remote work Sunday; remote work inlater hours of weekdays) . The publicist will be responsible for planning, executing and managing all aspects of assigned newsroom publicity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and grow awareness for newsroom reporting and initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain close and communicative relationships with broadcast producers and industry/beat reporters.
  • Think creatively on promotional opportunities to encompass digital, broadcast and social media platforms.
  • Identify and develop strategic publicity plans.
  • Provide timely coverage reports to appropriate editors and reporters.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent news judgment, communication and interpersonal skills, including writing, proofreading and speaking.
  • Ability to establish rapport and develop credibility from colleagues and external business partners.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Careful attention to detail with good follow-through.
  • Strategic, collaborative and creative thinker who can adapt and prioritize moment to moment.
  • Dynamic self-starter with strong decision-making skills.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, Cision or related journalist database.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • At least three (3) years of related work experience, interest or experience in international news is a strong plus.

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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