Video Game Reporter at The Washington Post in Washington, Washington DC

Posted in General Business 17 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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 a veteran reporter to cover the video game industry and the world of esports.

In recent years, video games have become an increasingly important cultural and economic force. An industry that generates billions while marketing itself toward the world's youth requires monitoring. Our esports coverage holds accountable the leaders and companies that comprise the gaming industry. The successful candidate for this role can help bridge the gap between an audience unaware of the modern gaming landscape and those who inhabit it daily.

Applicants should have a self-starter attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit and the willingness to devote the work necessary to growing a new venture. The ideal candidateswill have a passion for gaming and a strong familiarity with the video game industry and esports leagues. The reporter should haveat least five years' experiencecovering a beat and a proven ability for handling breaking news as well as writing features. Thesuccessful candidatemust beable tobalancelonger-term projects with quick-turn assignments off daily developments.

Other position requirements include afacility with digital storytelling,a deep familiarity with Internet cultureand sourcing in the world of gaming.Familiarity with video and live streaming is desirable.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position will not be eligible for remote work.

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.

Interested applicants shoulduploada cover letter outlining a vision for the role, resume and three clips (as a pdf)toour jobs portal by Nov. 19. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Assignment EditorMike Hume, Sports Editor Matt Vita, and Managing Editors TracyGrant and Krissah Thompson.

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