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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

  • How The Washington Post is building media technology for other publishers. Digiday has the story: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQK7e.

    How The Washington Post is building its tech platform, Arc - Digiday

    Arc, The Washington Post's technology platform, is increasingly paying off for the newspaper company. Arc has signed five major publishers as clients this year - Bonnier Corp., Advance Local, Boston Globe Media Partners, Philadelphia Media Network and Le Parisien. With those additions, Arc supports 90 sites and apps representing 500 million monthly unique visitors, the Post said.

  • Innovation is a pillar at The Washington Post not just in storytelling and technology, but also in digital media and advertising.

    Congratulations to Jason, our VP of Programmatic Strategy, on being named to AdMonsters' 2018 Power List: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQKuN.

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    I regularly hear from highly tenured people at The Post that we are in the midst of another golden era of the paper, reminiscent of the Watergate years. I wasn't here for that period, but I can attest to the fact that it's an exciting time to be at this organization. Since the sale of the paper to our new owner, we have been encouraged to think big, be innovative in our approach to obstacles and challenges, push the envelope and ask how we can differentiate our products and experiences for subscribers. The environment feels creative and collaborative and my projects are interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    It's a big organization so sometimes it's hard to know what is going on in areas outside of your department.

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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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