Islamabad CorrespondentForeign is seeking an Islamabad correspondent for a tour of at least one year, beginning Feb. 1. The post includes primary responsibility for Pakistan, a nuclear power facing enormous challenges from inside and outside its borders. It would include some shared responsibility for Afghanistan, working closely with our correspondent in Kabul. We're looking for a strong writer, energetic reporter and big thinker eager to dive deeply into the confusion and chaos of a region that ranks at the top of Washington's most urgent concerns. The job would require a candidate willing to be based in Pakistan, rather than to make periodic rotations.
We ask that any applicant give full consideration to the security risks inherent in reporting from Pakistan and Afghanistan. There is a strong internal candidate, but we're eager to hear from others; we're interested in talking to anyone interested in this or any other foreign post. Those interested should contact Douglas Jehl at jehld[at]washpost.com by Monday, October 5.