Senior Politics Editor
Posted on 11/16/2022
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Public Policy
  • 5+ years experience in political digital journalism at national outlets, including multiple years editing
  • Deep knowledge of American politics and public policy
  • Proven ability to direct a fast-tempo news team
  • Extensive contacts and sources: know how to guide reporters to break news
  • Skilled editing touch: be able to polish story drafts, sharpen ledes and write headlines that pop
  • Excellent journalistic judgment: know when to jump on a story, when to hold off, and where to direct resources for maximum impact
  • A thorough understanding of audience metrics and the capacity to publish powerful journalism that lands with readers
  • Manage and edit a talented team of ~10 reporters and work with them on selecting story angles, establishing coverage priorities and fine-tuning pieces
  • Direct coverage of high-profile political news and policy: Elections, congressional hearings, debates, legislation, the executive branch, the judiciary, important state and local news, foreign policy and more
  • Collaborate with HuffPost's Breaking News and National desks as well as Audience, Front and Visuals teams to ensure high-impact, comprehensive coverage that resonates with readers
  • Establish high standards for every aspect of our political reporting: HuffPost should regularly break news, offer thorough, up-to-the-minute coverage of important political stories, and stand out with a clear, unique voice
  • Create and execute a vision for HuffPost's political reporting: Which issues and coverage areas are most important, and how can we best serve our audience and break through a highly competitive space in journalism?

1,001-5,000 employees

Cross-platform digital media company
Company Overview
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  • Wellness - Comprehensive benefits for medical, dental, and vision insurance with a focus on Wellness. Plus discounts on Gyms,, and access to resources like Maven, Tend Dental, and One Medical.
  • Planning for the future - Take advantage of the 401(k) plan with a company match, short and long-term disability coverage and life insurance.
  • Work-life balance - We offer our employees paid time off (including your birthday!), paid holidays and generous leave options for life events such as becoming a parent or getting married.
  • Career development - Opportunities for personal and professional growth via work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more.