The Washington Post is expanding its ranks as editor as it continues its plans to grow national and international coverage under the leadership of its new editor, Sally Buzbee.
Ms Buzbee, the former Associated Press editor who took over as head of The Post in June, announced the creation of 41 editorial posts in a memo to staff on Monday, saying the posts would increase The Post’s capacity. Post to cover world news like this breaks.
The roles include two new associate editors under The Post to work alongside the existing two, one of whom will oversee The Post’s live coverage of developing news. A number of Assignment Editors, Breaking News Editors and Cross-Platform Editors positions will also be created, along with two Editor roles responsible for upholding newsroom standards.
The new positions will increase the number of journalists of color in editing roles, Ms. Buzbee said in an interview.
“A real benefit for us in a situation like this is to ensure that it will also improve the diversity of our staff, provide career paths in the newsroom for a more diverse group of people, for people from different backgrounds. and very varied skills, “she said.
The jobs are mostly based in Washington, she said.
“I could see some of these jobs potentially being filled outside of Washington, and I could see future jobs around national expansion potentially that way, but I also think the vast majority of our leadership will be here,” he said. Ms. Buzbee said. noted.
The Post has seen a rejuvenation over the past decade with the investment of Jeff Bezos, the founder and billionaire of Amazon, who bought the newspaper in 2013 for $ 250 million. Under Martin Baron, the editor who retired in February, the newsroom nearly doubled to over 1,000 journalists.
Shortly after Ms Buzbee arrived as Mr Baron’s replacement in June, the publication in June announced the establishment of last-minute information centers in Seoul and London as part of its efforts to become a global newsroom.
“To become a 24/7 news organization, you need to empower people around the world to make decisions,” Ms. Buzbee said. “I would say we’re making progress towards that, maybe not quite there.”