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The Washington Post Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1877
Company - Private
Publishing
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The Washington Post was named the #1 Most Innovative Media Company of 2015 by Fast Company – an award reflective of our dedication to transformation, integrity and quality. We are combining our agile, high-performance engineering team with 138 years of world-class ... Read more

Mission: We connect, inform, and enlighten Washington and those who seek to understand our nation’s capital with the highest-caliber, most trustworthy news and information.

To achieve this mission, we:
• Operate with integrity ... Read more

Company Updates

  • NEWS: The Washington Post named the top tech employer in Washington, D.C. by Hired: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQkpG.

  • 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.

    'When you're surrounded by something constantly, it stops surprising you': The Washington Post Magazine experiments with storytelling through poems, songs and board games

    The Washington Post Magazine released an alternative storytelling issue, featuring stories in innovative formats like song, poetry, graphic novel, three-act play and even a board game. "One of the things we wanted to do with this creative storytelling issue was to restore that sense of surprise to journalism," said Richard Just, editor of the Washington post magazine.

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The Washington Post – Why Work For Us?


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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.

We have a lot of options, we are not tied to one tool.

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.

 Learn more about out Engineering team at our blog:

https://developer.washingtonpost.com/pb/blog/

The Washington Post Reviews

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    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, the work is always interesting and rewarding, innovation is encouraged and constant

    Cons

    It is a pretty big company so it can be hard to get to know everyone. Departments tend to be pretty secluded. I was pretty sad they did not have an education allowance as well when I first started, but I learn so much on the job now that I have decided not to go back to school anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Continue checking in with employees and being flexible to change and growth

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The Washington Post Photos

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The Washington Post Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The Washington Post (Washington, DC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    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.

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The Washington Post Awards & Accolades

  • Pulitzer Prize, The Washington Post, 2014
  • Most Innovative Companies(1), Fast Company, 2015

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