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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

  • Arc Publishing, our state-of-the-art digital platform and suite of tools for modern publishers and brands, is expanding into Japan with a partnership with DAC: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQZQT.

    DAC and The Washington Post partner to make Arc Publishing available in Japan

    D.A.Consortium Inc. and The Washington Post have announced the launch of Arc Publishing in Japan. As a member of the Arc Partner Network, DAC will begin selling the suite of digital publishing tools developed by The Washington Post to Japanese publishers, magazines and brands beginning in February 2019.

  • "It's high-quality storytelling," says Jessica Stahl, Director of Audio at The Washington Post, on podcasts. Jessica sits down with Digiday to chat about The Post's podcast strategy: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQog8.

    Inside the Washington Post's podcast strategy - Digiday

    Publisher interest in podcasts is at an all-time high. But figuring out exactly what kind of storytelling model is ideal for audiences, as well as metrics for success, still remains difficult.

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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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    "A mission-driven place with opportunities to leave your mark"

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    Pros

    A very agile culture with great energy and a strong sense of mission. There is a lot of innovation happening in all parts of the company. Much more often than not, management is not only receptive to initiative, they invite it. If you have something to contribute and know how to navigate the place, chances are - your ideas will be implemented. You can do some of your best work here and be proud that it serves a greater cause.

    Cons

    In order to succeed here, you need a certain level of agency and self-efficacy. If you prefer a highly-structured environment with infrequent change, this is not a place for you.

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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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