Analytics, Insights & Trainings Editor

The Washington Post Co.

Washington, DC

Application Instructions

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.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking journalists with strong news analytics skills for the expansion of a team dedicated to providing the newsroom with meaningful, data-based insights and training. Understanding audience behavior, trends and desires and translating them into actionable strategies that can be implemented across all The Post’s newsroom teams will be integral to our goal of expanding readership domestically and internationally.

Editors on this team will be responsible for parsing audience data and establishing insightful takeaways that editors across the newsroom can use to better understand the needs of readers, viewers and listeners as we continue to push The Post’s world-class journalism into multiple formats for a variety of audiences.

Ideal candidates for this position will have a passion for understanding audience behavior, the latest trends and experiments in the industry, and helping others to learn how to focus and craft strategies for specific audience segments. They’ll be thoughtful about the large and small strategies that can be implemented to improve our audience’s experience of our report while deepening trust and connectivity.

Strong candidates will have a minimum of five years of newsroom experience particularly in the area of audience analytics and engagement. Experience with an enterprise web analytics system like Google Analytics, familiarity with data analysis using Python and experience using SQL to manipulate data from various data sources will help the candidate succeed in this role. Experience in Tableau or other visualization/reporting tools is a plus. This role reports to the director of analytics, insights & trainings.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 09/25/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Head of Audience Strategy and Growth Erika Allen and Managing Editor Kat Downs Mulder.

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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