The Washington Post is expanding its editorial staff as it moves forward with plans to expand in national and international publications under its new editor-in-chief, Sally Buzbee.
Mrs. Buzbee, former editor-in-chief of The Associated Press, took the helm In The Post in June, announced In a memo sent to staff Monday, the creation of 41 editing roles will increase The Post’s capacity to cover global news as it breaks.
Roles include two new assistant managing editors on The Post’s masthead to work with two existing people, one of whom will oversee The Post’s live coverage of developing news. Two roles will be created for editorial appointments, breaking news editors and a range of positions for multiplatform editors, as well as editors tasked with maintaining newsroom standards.
Ms. Buzbee said in an interview that the new positions will increase the number of journalists of color in editing duties.
“A real benefit for us in a situation like this is to enable this to also enhance the diversity of our staff, providing newsroom career paths for a more diverse group of people with a wide variety of backgrounds and skills. “said.
He said things are mostly in Washington.
“I could see some of these jobs being filled potentially outside of Washington, and I could potentially see future jobs around this kind of national expansion, but I also think the vast majority of our leadership will be here,” Ms Buzbee said. said.
The Post has had a rejuvenation in the last decade, with an investment from Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos, who bought the newspaper for $250 million over the past decade. Under the direction of managing editor Martin Baron retired In February, the newsroom nearly doubled to more than 1,000 journalists.
Shortly after Miss Buzbee replaced Mr. Baron in June, the broadcast announced Creation of new breaking news centers in Seoul and London as part of efforts to become a global newsroom in June.
“To be a 24/7 news organization, you need to empower people around the world to make decisions,” said Ms. Buzbee. “I would say we are in the process of moving towards that, maybe not quite there.”