Jamie Ross to Join Washington Post as Writer for ‘The 7’

Announcement from Head of Mobile Strategy Coleen O’Lear and The 7 Assignment Editor John Taylor:

We are delighted to announce that Jamie Ross will be joining The Washington Post as a writer for The 7, our morning briefing.

Jamie will join Tess Homan in researching and writing the daily briefing and newsletter from her base in Edinburgh. It’s a job he knows well: for the past four years, Jamie has been a news correspondent for the Daily Beast and senior editor for the Cheat Sheet, which won the Digiday award for best email newsletter in 2018.

Prior to joining the Daily Beast in 2018, Jamie worked as a reporter covering UK politics and Scotland correspondent for BuzzFeed News – a period which coincided with two general elections, the Scottish independence referendum and the vote on Brexit. Jamie worked at BBC News in Glasgow in the lead up to the Scottish independence referendum, working on social media and writing features and breaking news whilst training at the BBC Academy.

Jamie is from Kinross, a small town in central Scotland where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned before escaping in 1568. He enjoys walking his dog, Martha, in Edinburgh’s parks and historic sites, and follows – as he puts it – “the mixed fortunes” of Celtic Football Club and the Scottish national team.

Please join us in welcoming Jamie to The Post. It starts on March 21.