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WaPost Seeks Blogger to Write 'at Least a Dozen Pieces' a Day

1:52 PM, Mar 20, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Washington Post seeks a blogger to write "at least a dozen pieces" a day, according to a memo obtained by Poynter. The blogger would be part of the Style section of the newspaper.

"Style is looking for a tenacious blogger to spearhead a new digital mission. This writer will be responsible for leading an of-the-moment conversation about the day’s culture news and helping create a dynamic digital home for Style," reads the announcement.

The ideal candidate would have experience reporting, writing and producing online content as well as a proven fluency in social media. We need someone with the confidence to work independently, but also a team player who can collaborate with our critics, columnists and reporters.

This blogger should be able to identify trends, cutting through the noise of the Internet to bring context and perspective to a Washington audience. We envision at least a dozen pieces of content per day, with the knowledge that one great sentence can equal one great post. This assignment requires not only the ability to aggregate content, but the skill to execute the types of stories that others will aggregate and share. We are looking for someone who will not just be part of the cultural conversation, but lead it.

This is a job that will require early mornings to get a start on the day’s news and may sometimes require late nights covering awards shows and other live events. For example, a recent Monday may have seen posts on topics including: Justin Timberlake’s rumored second album of the year; the History Channel’s controversial depiction of Satan as someone who looks like President Obama; reactions to media coverage of the Steubenville rape trial verdict; the recovery of a long-lost Rembrandt self-portrait; the new Beyonce song; a follow-up to that day’s “The bucks start here” feature in the Style section; reflections on the season finale of “Girls”; and more.

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