Media Moves

Washington Post promotes two on its design leadership team

May 13, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Rachel Orr

The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post’s creative director Gregory Manifold, design editor Matt Callahan, deputy design director Brian Gross and deputy design director Amy Cavenaile:

We are delighted to announce that Rachel Orr and Virginia Singarayar have been promoted to senior design editors.

During the past year, Rachel has taken on an expanded portfolio, managing the design strategy and staff for The Lily, By The Way, Launcher and Voraciously.

As a design editor since 2019, Rachel is a creative leader who approaches her work and designers with a compassion that drives creativity and team growth, making her an excellent fit for this role.

Rachel began her Post career in 2013 as a designer for Express. She joined the newsroom in 2014 as an original member of Team Rainbow, designing for The Post’s Select app. She is a founding member of The Lily and By The Way and was instrumental in developing each brand’s visual identity.

Rachel’s work on our apps, The Lily and By The Way has been recognized by the Society for News Design, the Society of Publication Designers and the Webbys. Prior to joining The Post, Rachel worked as a designer for the Gannett Design Studio in Phoenix.

Virginia Singarayar

Virginia is being recognized as a senior design editor for her consistently high impact in Sports, and for taking on complex assignments in Business and Tech.

As a design editor since 2019, she’s been an ardent proponent of design and of her designers and their place in the newsroom.

Virginia joined The Post as a designer in 2014 from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She guided sports designers through championship title runs of both the Capitals and Nationals. Their work has been recognized with numerous awards and medals in recent Society for News Design contests.


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