The Stunning Employee Perk at The Washington Post
The Washington Post is having a really good year.
In 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the newspaper in an effort “to make it into a more powerful national — and even global — publication.” Since then, the newspaper’s online audience has soared. In April of this year, The Post reported 30 percent year-over-year growth in unique digital visitors.
And if that wasn’t enough of a victory, employees at The Post recently traded their old-world headquarters for a modern, marble-laced building in DC’s upscale K St neighborhood.
Located at 1301 K Street, the new headquarters feature a 24-hour newsroom built for the future.
Designed for a media and technology company, the open, two-floor space allows for greater collaboration in a modern environment. Reporters and editors are joined by embedded videographers, photographers, designers, engineers and social media editors.
Employees will also have access to dignified spaces for networking opportunities. The new building contains the addition of The Washington Post Live Center for “high-end events, sit-down dinners, panel discussions and galas” on the fourth floor.
The Washington Post’s New Rooftop Penthouse
But the pièce de résistance is the sprawling rooftop Penthouse– a combined 4,620 square feet– shared by the buildings renters. The new Penthouse will be available — complete with a gorgeous view of the Washington Monument — for staff members to access during the workday.
The Penthouse features breathtaking views of the Washington Monument and The Washington Post sign is visible on the main entrance and the West Tower– which may be seen on K Street from as far away as Georgetown.
Photography by Joy Asico