Compensation Analyst

The Washington Post
Washington, DC
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

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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 or equivalent experience and education.
  • Knowledge of compensation laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Experience with job analysis, job classification, and market pricing required; knowledge of formal job analysis methodologies is a plus.
  • Prior experience administering compensation processes; 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).


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 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?



Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

Since it first began publication more than 130 years ago, The Washington Post has grown into one of the most storied and respected news organizations in the world. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, today's Post is the indispensable guide to Washington. In print, we enjoy the highest penetration of any major metropolitan newspaper in the United States. On the web, we have the third largest news website with 17 million unique visitors each month, and have recently launched a celebrated news app for the iPad. We serve Washington in all media, on any platform, including paid products, events, and tailored content.

More broadly, The Washington Post Company delivers quality products to today's students, readers and viewers. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE.
Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

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