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Innovation flows through every part of The Washington Post. The Washington Post Magazine experiments with storytelling through poems, songs, and board games: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQk2J.
The Washington Post was named the #1 Most Innovative Media Company of 2015 by Fast Company – an award reflective of our dedication to transformation, excellence and integrity.We are combining our agile, high-performance engineering team with 138 years of world class journalism to deliver quality content and innovative experiences. .
Under Jeff Bezos’ new ownership, The Washington Post was named the #1 Most Innovative Media Company of 2015 - an award reflective of our culture of innovation and transformation.
Digiday has named The Washington Post “Most Innovative Publisher” of 2015. The award reflects The Post’s commitment to digital experimentation, new developments across engineering and ad technology, and increasing dominance in the media industry.
Recently hiring over 100 Engineering professionals and looking to add more, this team is committed to creating excellent experiences and products worthy of our tradition and our future. Our dedication to innovation, excellence and integrity are at the core of what we do – and why our employees are proud to call The Post their home.
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The Engineers who thrive here are the Engineers who thrive on new technology and like to figure out how to make that new technology solve our exciting challenges.
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I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (Less than a year)
- TWP has a great culture with a lot of transparency and collaboration across teams and orgs.
- Career development and ongoing 'leadership/management' training is taken very seriously here; the HR team does an exceptional job
- Heavy investment in product and engineering, but with shared common goal of enabling growth within the newsroom (talent, coverage, etc).
- The DC office is beautiful physical space to get to work in every day
- Benefits could be a bit better (although to TWP's credit, they do seem to be getting better)
- Could use a bit more top-down transparency around long-term strategy; I feel I get more insight into TWP's strategy from industry publications than I do from leadership
- Speed is is a cultural pillar at TWP, but I've found it often comes at a cost
Advice to Management
Begin holding quarterly meetings around state of the business and long-term strategy.
I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The Washington Post (Washington, DC) in March 2017.
There was an initial phone screen with HR. Following that I had a in person interview with the hiring manager. For the final interview, I met with the HM and the team.