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The Washington Post Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1877
Company - Private
Media
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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

  • The Washington Post receives six NABJ awards: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQlrR.

    The Washington Post receives six NABJ awards

    The Washington Post collected six awards at the National Association of Black Journalists gala on Saturday - five of them for the Features department's outstanding and comprehensive coverage of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  • It's important for "publishers to SET trends to move advertisers forward." Our newest VP of Innovation and Commercial Product digs into the publisher's new role in advertising on AdExchanger: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQl5j.

    The Publisher's New Role In Advertising | AdExchanger

    "The Sell Sider" is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today's column is written by Jarrod Dicker, vice president of commercial product and innovation at The Washington Post. When balancing both proactive and reactive strategies, it's a continuous battle for publishers to decide when to push and when to...

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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 worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Dedicated people, from top to bottom, committed to the broader mission of journalism
    - Culture of innovation and experimentation, especially with Bezos ethos infused throughout the organization
    - Focus on employee development

    Cons

    - With limited growth can come limited opportunities for development and career pathing
    - Still some vestiges of consensus-based decision-making can slow down some projections

    Advice to Management

    Continue to explore new best practices for management and training, and continue to find ways to develop your most committed people

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The Washington Post Photos

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The Washington Post Interviews

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    Social Media Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at The Washington Post (New York, NY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, and had one employee referral. One in-person interview, one over the phone and one writing test. Total 3 "rounds" of steps in the interview process. About a month long process. It would have been longer, including writing a “report” on analyzing social and audience data, if I progressed further into the interviewing process. Overall, a fine interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle social in a breaking news situation?   Answer Question
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The Washington Post Awards & Accolades

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

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