Holden Foreman is a software engineer on The Washington Post’s news engineering team. Outside of work, he runs a website called MeetYourMedia, where he shares research on various media trends. He is a former student journalist and studied computer science at Stanford University.
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How we improved the engineering internship recruitment process at The Washington Post
We found better ways to help students find us, level the playing field for candidates, and make the process easier for everyonePosted on
Internships can be a great opportunity for students to gain professional experience and for employees to mentor the next generation of engineers, but news organizations that aren’t careful and intentional when recruiting can risk inadvertently over-indexing on candidates with the most access to time, money, and social connections. Since our team loves finding ways to make our processes better, we decided to examine our internship hiring process and see where we could make improvements.