Media Moves

WaPo promotes Flaherty to direct optimization, news product

October 28, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Bryan Flaherty

The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post’s head of curation and platforms Coleen O’Lear and chief product officer and managing editor Kat Downs Mulder:

We are thrilled to announce Bryan Flaherty has been promoted to director of optimization and news product. In this newly created leadership role, Bryan will oversee the SEO and News Product departments under Curation and Platforms, bringing synergy to two teams that work closely across the newsroom to optimize The Post’s journalism and increase adoption of new features in our tools.

For the past nine months, Bryan has successfully led the newsroom’s search engine optimization efforts.

Bryan joined The Post in 2011. He began his Post career in Sports, where he worked as a reporter, multiplatform editor and digital night editor, and joined Audience in 2019 as the section’s operations editor. Bryan also worked as an operations editor in Local and as a senior operations editor in Features.

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida and a master’s in social science from the University of Chicago.

Please join us in congratulating Bryan on this well-deserved promotion. He starts Nov. 1.

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