Washington Jewish Week seeks new editor

Washington Jewish Week, owned and operated by WJW Media Group, an award-winning publication serving the Jewish community for the most powerful city in the world — is seeking a dynamic editor to be the face of the publication and lead its editorial team.

The publication, both in print and its digital platform, is independently owned, and has been serving the Washington metropolitan area Jewish community since 1930. The candidate will lead a staff of talented journalists, covering local, national and international news of interest to one of the largest and most influential Jewish communities in North America.

The position requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills; community engagement and relationship building abilities; creativity, and strong news development. The candidate will direct the staff on investigative reporting, feature writing, opinion and analysis. The editor must have superior editing and publication production skills. The editor must be proficient with modern social media and digital media platforms. We are looking for candidates with a proven commitment to excellence of producing world class Jewish journalism, and playing a key role building and strengthening Jewish community.

The Washington Jewish Week editor will also work closely with its sister publication, Baltimore Jewish Times. The two editors will collaborate together on content initiatives that provide efficient strategies for stronger quality and improved audience development.

Applicants should have a strong knowledge and working relationship on domestic and international issues of concern to the Jewish community, and experience with the use of social networking and new media trends. Prior substantive content/media management experience is required.

We offer competitive salary and benefits, along with the support of a committed ownership group and management team. Inquiring candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, appropriate writing samples, compensation history and references to publisher@washingtonjewishweek.com.

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