Job Location:
DC-Washington-TWP Headquarters

Job Description

Are you a compensation professional looking to expand your knowledge of base and variable pay, as well as HRIS and analytics? As Compensation Analyst for The Washington Post’s dynamic Human Resources team, you’ll put your skills to work managing our day-to-day compensation processes and contributing to strategic-level programs designed to advance our goals of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Motivational Fit:

  • You are a self-starter who enjoys identifying a problem, researching options, and recommending a solution.
  • You are an effective communicator, capable of relaying information, expectations, and feedback clearly and concisely.
  • You enjoy working with qualitative data (e.g., analyzing a job), as well as quantitative data (e.g., preparing a compensation trends analysis).
  • You take pride in producing high quality, error-free deliverables while moving quickly and under deadline pressure. You can keep quality up whether working on mundane, repetitive tasks or strategic-level projects.
  • You value the responsibility that comes with handling sensitive compensation information.

Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate jobs and create accurate job descriptions, including responsibilities and required qualifications. Assign jobs to the appropriate compensation structures, FLSA classifications and union jurisdictions.
  • Advise hiring managers and recruiters on competitive market positioning and internal pay equity by analyzing compensation data, including salaries, bonuses, and benefits.
  • Process compensation- and job-related transactions, such as creating new job profiles, reclassifying positions, processing job and compensation changes, and creating position requisitions.
  • Participate in multiple salary surveys and track survey participation costs. Maintain the online market-pricing tool by resolving data issues.
  • Conduct market research and benchmarking by gathering data on industry compensation trends and practices.
  • Assist with annual merit and bonus processes.
  • Conduct manager training on writing effective job descriptions.
  • Recommend improvement in compensation plans, workflows, and Workday processes.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience in compensation, finance or data analytics or equivalent experience and education.
  • Knowledge of compensation laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Prior experience managing compensation programs and data integrity; strong attention to detail and accuracy in data analysis.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency using HRIS and market-pricing tools; experience with Workday preferred.
  • PHR, SPHR, CCP or advanced degree (preferred).


Compensation and Benefits

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match

  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave

  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days

  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent

  • Robust mental health resources

  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services

  • Gender affirming services

  • Pet insurance

  • Free Post digital subscription

  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The salary range for this position is:

74,000.00 – 111,000.00 USD Annual

The actual salary within this range will depend on individual skills, experience, and qualifications as they relate to specific job requirements. This position may be eligible for a bonus or incentive program, and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will discuss bonus payment terms and conditions during the interview process.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed. 

The innovation doesn’t end in the Newsroom – dozens of teams power The Washington Post.  We are now hiring the next innovator – how will you Impact Tomorrow?