Weather Reporter, Capital Weather Gang

The Washington Post is seeking a creative and energetic science journalist to serve as a weather reporter for the Capital Weather Gang, The Post’s flagship weather destination.

 

Date posted

June 20, 2022 4:45 pm

Application deadline

July 20, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

The Washington Post

Location

  • United States

Job description

The Washington Post is seeking a creative and energetic science journalist to serve as a weather reporter for the Capital Weather Gang, The Post’s flagship weather destination. 

This writer will have a wide-ranging role on a weather team that is expanding as part of The Post’s Climate & Environment department. This reporter will be expected to write with urgency about weather events around the world, spotlighting cases of extreme weather and demystifying the underlying meteorological science behind everything from polar vortexes to Category 5 hurricanes. This writer will also help explore the role of a changing climate related to weather events and tackle other weather-adjacent subjects, such as supermoons, solar storms and meteor showers. 

Top candidates will have a boundless enthusiasm for weather and communicating its wonder and peril through accessible, engaging and highly conversational prose. This is a high-metabolism role that requires producing stories throughout the week, often on tight deadlines, and a willingness to pivot easily between different weather-related developments. We expect this writer to embrace a range of storytelling formats, including graphics, video, audio and social media. 

Applicants for this role should have a track record covering weather, climate or related science news. Formal training in meteorology or climate science would be a plus, but a weather-savvy science journalist would also be a strong fit for this position.

This position may require occasional weekend work and is based in our Washington newsroom. 

Those interested should submit a cover letter outlining a vision for the role, a résumé and three to five stories you’ve written (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 07/03/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Climate & Environment Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Deputy Climate & Environment Editor Juliet Eilperin and Weather Editor, Jason Samenow. 

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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