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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

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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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The Washington Post CEO & Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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  • "Best Decision I've Made So Far - I Love The Post!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some said leaving a "Career Company" for a news publishing company was a risky move; however, being at the forefront of quality journalism and engineering advances in the industry supported by dedicated employees and of course a wealthy owner turned out to be the best career decision I've made so far! I absolutely love this place.

    What I love most about The Post?
    - The people - friendly and hardworking
    - The positive and engaging work environment
    - The location - sleek building in downtown DC - Franklin park/penthouse rooftop/Lobby Floor Gym
    - The mission - quality journalism supported by boundary pushing technology

    Cons

    None so far. Employer continues to listen, improve engagement and employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Especially with improving employee benefits and perks. You have developed a wonderful work environment for your employees. Bravo!

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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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