Playbook Editor (Washington DC)

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We're looking for a top-notcheditorto oversee POLITICO Playbook, our franchise newsletter on power, personalities and politics in the nation's capital and the most coveted journalistic real estate in Washington. The mission: Ensure it delivers the goods day in and day out to a highly discerning audience of political power players, professionals and obsessives.

Theideal candidate must be a voracious consumer of political news,able to pinpoint the stories and reporting nuggets across the news landscape that move the needle; deciding what should or shouldn't make the cut for the newsletter is a key part of the job. The ability to synthesize the state of play in Washington and politics with snappy and incisive writing is a must. And critically, we're looking for someone who will bring creative ideas for new features or reporting targets to strengthen its connection with readers and keep it feeling fresh.

This is a powerful and rewarding job. It's a chance to manage top talent and to help guide a publication that consistently drives the agenda in Washington.The hours often include late nights and some weekend work, butPOLITICO has put in place a robust supporting cast for Playbook to ensure the workload is manageable. Work-life balance is important to us in principle and in order to avoid burnout.

What You'll Do:

  • Work with a team of three authors, four producers and a deputyeditorto produce POLITICO's marquee newsletter.
  • Conceive new ideas to ensure Playbook connects even more strongly with our audience of DC insiders and people who breathe politics.
  • Work with Playbook authors and POLITICO's audio team on our flagship politics podcast, Deep Dive. Help coordinate Playbook-branded news events.
  • Collaborate witheditors and reporters across the newsroom on items from our policy, states and Magazine teams.


What You'll Need:

  • 5+ years of newsroom experience, including some experience editing and managing a team of reporters.
  • A command of politics and impeccable news judgment.
  • A creative streak and a willingness to try new things.
  • Sharp, conversational writing skills.


We are driven by our values.We are relentless contributors, disruptors of the status quo, collaborators, talent cultivators and DEI stewards. Our culture is defined by grit, total integrity and a prioritization on innovation.

We value our people.We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, commuter and cell phone reimbursements, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development. Clickherefor more on what we offer and what it's like to work for POLITICO.

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