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:
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.
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.
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.
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.