The Washington Post

The Washington Post was named the #8 Most Innovative Company of 2018 in the world by Fast Company – an award reflective of our dedication to transformation, integrity and quality. In addition, we maintained our title of #1 Most Innovative Media Company of 2018 by Fast Company. We are combining our agile, high-performance engineering team with 140 years of world class journalism to deliver quality content and innovative experiences. We offer a wide array of products and services including The Washington Post newspaper, The Washington Post app,, WP BrandConnect, Washington Post Live conferences and Post TV, yet our approach is always the same - shape ideas, redefine speed and take ownership. Every employee, every project, every day.

Changing the landscape of media technology


The mission of The Washington Post is defined in a set of principles written by Eugene Meyer, who bought the newspaper in 1933. Today they are displayed in brass linotype letters in an entrance to the newsroom. (His gender references have been supplanted by our policy of inclusion, but the values remain).

The Seven Principles for the Conduct of a Newspaper:

  1. The first mission of a newspaper is to tell the truth as nearly as the truth may be ascertained.
  2. The newspaper shall tell ALL the truth so far as it can learn it, concerning the important affairs of America and the world.
  3. As a disseminator of the news, the paper shall observe the decencies that are obligatory upon a private gentleman.
  4. What it prints shall be fit reading for the young as well as for the old.
  5. The newspaper’s duty is to its readers and to the public at large, and not to the private interests of its owners.
  6. In the pursuit of truth, the newspaper shall be prepared to make sacrifices of its material fortunes, if such course be necessary for the public good.
  7. The newspaper shall not be the ally of any special interest, but shall be fair and free and wholesome in its outlook on public affairs and public men.


Shape Ideas

Ideas transforms us. Be creative and curious. Be willing to fail and keep learning. Be responsibly reckless. Experiment often. Think big and invent the future.

Redefine Speed
Speed matters. Have a bias for action and a dedication to quality. Have the flexibility to turn on a dime. Be willing to disagree, commit and keep moving. Sense the urgency and act.

Take Ownership
Ownership drives success. Own your results. Have the mental toughness and teamwork to push through obstacles. Make a judgment call and be right a lot. Take responsibility and deliver.

Diversity & Inclusion

Forbes named Washington, D.C. the #1 city for women in technology in 2017 and The Washington Post is part of that. We often hire women in technology and our Engineering team reflects that at all levels!


1.     Same sex domestic partner coverage

2.     Great vacation

3.     Back-up child care

4.     in-building gym access

5.     401(k) & 100% company paid supplemental retirement plan

6.     Commuter expense deductions

7.     Flex time and ability to work from home

8.     World class health benefits


The Washington Post’s culture is centered around shaping ideas, redefining speed, and taking ownership as we’ve evolved into a media and media technology company.

Opportunities at The Washington Post