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May 13, 2010

WaPo Is Looking for a Fine Arts Editor

A friend sends along the following:

Washington Post Fine Arts Editor

We are seeking applicants for the post of fine-arts editor of the Style section, the Washington Post's 41-year-old showcase of voiced criticism and narrative. This is a challenging and rewarding position, charged with guiding coverage of theater, visual arts and architecture in the nation's capital. This job demands a passion for and knowlege of the arts, ideally local institutions as grand as the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center and the National Gallery, as well as important regional venues of national significance, such as Arena Stage, the Phillips Collection and the Textile Museum. The role requires a strong and sensitive manager who can inspire creative intellects, a wordsmith who can hone criticism, profiles, trend pieces, scenes, as well as innovate new ways of covering the arts world. The fine arts editor must be a collegial staffer who can help Sunday Arts and Style editor Rich Leiby imagine new story formats and themes that continue the momentum he has built in our weekly culture showcase. He or she will also help conceive, launch and curate a new blog, Arts Post, which will be a vigorous forum for debate, diversions and news about creative minds found here in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

If this is a position that excites you, please send a resume, a one-paragraph personal statement, and up to six examples of writing or impactful editing that you'd like us to consider by Wednesday, May 26.

Ned Martel           Lynn Medford

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