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Megan Griffith-Greene named The Post’s Service Journalism Editor

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Announcement from Head of Curation and Platforms Coleen O’Lear and SEO and Operations Editor Bryan Flaherty:

We are thrilled to announce that Megan Griffith-Greene will join The Washington Post as Service Journalism Editor. In this role, Megan will partner with reporting teams across the newsroom to identify, elevate and execute utility-focused stories that deepen readers’ relationships with The Post.

She will be tasked with building workflows and training the newsroom on best practices for creating and updating durable content that reaches new and existing audiences. She will be a key liaison with Product and Engineering as we enhance the tools that support the development and maintenance of durable service journalism. She also will work with SEO editors to ensure we have a long-term strategy that can help us attract new readers to relevant, valuable content no matter when it was published. This is a critical position in the newsroom as we continue to expand our coverage to empower readers in all facets of their life, from making decisions about their health and wellness to concerns over online privacy to navigating a warming planet.

Megan joins us from the Philadelphia Inquirer where, as Senior Service Editor, she helped transform the culture of service journalism across the newsroom, developed product strategy and built a desk that delivers information on and insight into every part of life in the City of Brotherly Love. Under her direction, the team wrote about the city’s best hoagies, what to know if you are arrested at a protest, an explainer of gun laws, how to be an ally to the trans community, breakdowns of covid-19 rules in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and guides on tenants’ rights and voting — the latter of which was presented in five languages.

Throughout her career, she has been a force for change and a champion of data-driven, audience-first thinking. Before working at the Inquirer, she spent eight years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., where she served in roles spanning newsletter production and strategy, audience engagement, new platform formats, feature writing and investigative research.

Megan, a Toronto native, has an alter ego as a trivia host and has written nearly 8,000 questions. She’s also a dinner party enthusiast, a lapsed weightlifter and once sang in a Care Bears movie when she was six.

Please join us in welcoming Megan. She starts Aug. 15 in Washington.

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