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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

  • "Shailesh Prakash and Joey Marburger are proving that “newspaper innovation” can be a reality rather than an oxymoron." That's why they are named Fast Company's most creative people in business: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQFew.

    Most Creative People in Business 2017 | Fast Company

    Meet 2017's most inspiring leaders in the Fast Company community

  • An honest conversation with our team about creating "one of the most inclusive engineering teams in Washington, DC: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQFPv.

    How The Washington Post Created One of the Most Inclusive Engineering Teams in D.C.

    The Washington Post is known for a lot of things: Its Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting, its financial comeback after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the company, and its continued outreach and programming in the local D.C. area. In D.C., you can add one more item to that list: Having one of the most inclusive engineering teams in D.C.

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    You can write all you want. Interview anyone. Great experience for entry level.

    Cons

    Needless drama and favorites, vague guidance by management

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more flexibility in terms of working location

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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

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

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