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The Washington Post’s Workforce Demographics

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The Washington Post is an organization that values and is committed to building a stronger culture of diversity and equity, where current and future Washington Post employees can thrive in an inclusive and respectful environment.

To further advance our commitment to these fundamental values and ensure transparency, we release our public demographics report annually. The data in this report is current as of June 30, 2022.

This report provides both snapshots and trended data views of the gender and racial composition of our workforce over a five-year period. In addition to organization-wide data, breakouts for News & Editorial and Business are included.


2022 Snapshot

Organization-wide

Gender

All employees

Male 54.5%

Female 44.9%

Did not disclose 0.6%

Leadership

Male 52.8%

Female 47.0%

Did not disclose 0.2%

Race and ethnicity

All employees

White 55.2%

Black or African American 17.8

Asian 12.2

Hispanic or Latino 6.5

Multiracial 2.8

Native American 0.2

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.1

Did not disclose 5.2

Leadership

White 64.3%

Black or African American 15.5

Asian 8.6

Hispanic or Latino 5.8

Multiracial 2.2

Native American 0.2

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0

Did not disclose 3.4

Gender

All employees

Leadership

Male 54.5%

Female 44.9%

Male 52.8%

Female 47.0%

Did not disclose 0.6%

Did not disclose 0.2%

Race and ethnicity

All employees

Leadership

White 55.2%

White 64.3%

Black or African American 17.8

Black or African American 15.5

Asian 12.2

Asian 8.6

Hispanic or Latino 6.5

Hispanic or Latino 5.8

Multiracial 2.2

Multiracial 2.8

Native American 0.2

Native American 0.2

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.1

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0

Did not disclose 5.2

Did not disclose 3.4

News and editorial

Gender

All employees

Female 53.4%

Male 46.0%

Did not disclose 0.7%

Leadership

Male 43.7%

Female 55.9%

Did not disclose 0.4%

Race and ethnicity

All employees

White 65.9%

Black or African American 9.3

Asian 9.1

Hispanic or Latino 5.1

Multiracial 2.9

Native American 0.2

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.1

Did not disclose 7.3

Leadership

White 73.3%

Black or African American 9.3

Asian 8.5

Hispanic or Latino 4.0

Multiracial 1.6

Native American 0

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0

Did not disclose 3.2

Gender

All employees

Leadership

Male 46.0%

Female 53.4%

Male 43.7%

Female 55.9%

Did not disclose 0.7%

Did not disclose 0.4%

Race and ethnicity

All employees

Leadership

White 65.9%

White 73.3%

Black or African American 9.3

Black or African American 9.3

Asian 9.1

Asian 8.5

Hispanic or Latino 5.1

Hispanic or Latino 4.0

Multiracial 1.6

Multiracial 2.9

Native American 0.2

Native American 0

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.1

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0

Did not disclose 7.3

Did not disclose 3.2

Business

Gender

All employees

Male 60.7%

Female 38.7%

Did not disclose 0.6%

Leadership

Male 53.6%

Female 46.4%

Did not disclose 0.0%

Race and ethnicity

All employees

White 47.3%

Black or African American 24.1

Asian 14.4

Hispanic or Latino 7.6

Multiracial 2.6

Native American 0.2

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.1

Did not disclose 3.7

Leadership

White 58.5%

Black or African American 19.6

Asian 8.7

Hispanic or Latino 6.9

Multiracial 2.6

Native American 0.3

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0

Did not disclose 3.4

Gender

All employees

Leadership

Male 60.7%

Female 38.7%

Male 58.7%

Female 41.3%

Did not disclose 0.6%

Did not disclose 0.0%

Race and ethnicity

All employees

Leadership

White 47.3%

White 58.5%

Black or African American 24.1

Black or African American 19.6

Asian 14.4

Asian 8.7

Hispanic or Latino 7.6

Hispanic or Latino 6.9

Multiracial 2.6

Multiracial 2.6

Native American 0.2

Native American 0.3

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.1

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0

Did not disclose 3.7

Did not disclose 3.4


Trended data

Organization-wide

Gender

All employees

Female

41.5

42.8

43.2

42.9

44.4

44.9

Did not

disclose

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.6

0.6

0.6

Male

58.3

56.9

56.5

56.6

55.1

54.5

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Leadership

Female

40.6

42.5

43.2

42.0

45.5

47.0

Did not

disclose

0.4

0.2

0.2

Male

59.4

57.5

56.8

57.6

54.3

52.8

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Race and ethnicity

All employees

58.4%

55.2% White

17.8% Black or

African American

12.2% Asian

23.8%

6.5% Hispanic

or Latino

2.8% Multiracial

0.2% Native

American

10.3%

4.3%

0.1% Native

Hawaiian or other

Pacific Islander

1.4%

0.3%

5.2% Did not

disclose

0.2%

1.3%

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

Leadership

69.4%

64.3% White

15.5% Black or

African American

19.6%

8.6% Asian

5.8% Hispanic

or Latino

7.1%

2.2% Multiracial

0.2% Native

American

2.5%

0.5%

0.2%

3.4% Did not

disclose

0.7%

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

Gender

All employees

Leadership

Female

41.5

42.8

43.2

42.9

44.4

44.9

40.6

42.5

43.2

42.0

45.5

47.0

Did not

disclose

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.6

0.4

0.6

0.6

0.2

0.2

Male

58.3

56.9

56.5

56.6

55.1

54.5

59.4

57.5

56.8

57.6

54.3

52.8

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Race and ethnicity

All employees

Leadership

58.4%

69.4%

55.2% White

64.3% White

17.8% Black or

African American

15.5% Black or

African American

23.8%

12.2% Asian

6.5% Hispanic

or Latino

19.6%

8.6% Asian

2.8% Multiracial

5.8% Hispanic

or Latino

10.3%

0.2% Native

American

4.3%

7.1%

2.2% Multiracial

0.1% Native

Hawaiian or other

Pacific Islander

0.2% Native

American

1.4%

2.5%

0.5%

0.3%

0.2%

3.4% Did not

disclose

0.2%

5.2% Did not disclose

0.7%

1.3%

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

News and editorial

Gender

All employees

Female

48.7

50.6

51.0

51.2

52.9

53.4

Did not

disclose

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.6

0.5

0.7

51.2

49.2

48.8

48.2

46.6

46.0

Male

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Leadership

Female

47.1

49.7

50.5

51.0

56.3

55.9

Did not

disclose

0.5

0.4

Male

52.9

50.3

49.5

48.6

43.8

43.7

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Race and ethnicity

All employees

73.9%

65.9% White

9.3% Black or

African American

9.1% Asian

5.1% Hispanic

or Latino

9.7%

2.9% Multiracial

0.2% Native

American

8.2%

3.8%

0.1% Native

Hawaiian or other

Pacific Islander

2.0%

0.4%

7.3% Did not

disclose

0.1%

1.8%

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

Leadership

80.6%

73.3% White

9.3% Black or

African American

8.5% Asian

9.4%

4.0% Hispanic

or Latino

6.5%

1.8%

1.6% Multiracial

3.2% Did not

disclose

1.2%

0.6%

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

Gender

All employees

Leadership

Female

48.7

50.6

51.0

51.2

52.9

53.4

47.1

49.7

50.5

51.0

56.3

55.9

Did not

disclose

0.1

0.2

0.5

0.2

0.6

0.5

0.7

0.4

Male

51.2

49.2

48.8

48.2

46.6

46.0

52.9

50.3

49.5

48.6

43.8

43.7

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Race and ethnicity

All employees

Leadership

73.9%

80.6%

65.9% White

73.3% White

9.3% Black or

African American

9.1% Asian

9.3% Black or

African American

5.1% Hispanic

or Latino

9.7%

2.9% Multiracial

8.5% Asian

9.4%

8.2%

0.2% Native

American

4.0% Hispanic

or Latino

3.8%

0.1% Native

Hawaiian or other

Pacific Islander

6.5%

2.0%

1.8%

1.6% Multiracial

0.4%

3.2% Did not

disclose

1.2%

0.1%

7.3% Did not disclose

0.6%

1.8%

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

Business

Gender

All employees

Female

36.8

37.5

37.6

36.8

38.1

38.7

Did not

disclose

0.2

0.5

0.3

0.6

0.4

0.6

62.9

62.2

62.0

62.7

61.2

60.7

Male

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Leadership

36.6

37.8

38.4

36.3

38.7

41.3

Female

Did not

disclose

0.3

0.3

63.4

62.2

61.6

63.4

61.0

58.7

Male

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Race and ethnicity

All employees

48.3%

47.3% White

24.1% Black or

African American

32.9%

14.4%Asian

7.6% Hispanic

or Latino

2.6% Multiracial

0.2% Native

American

11.7%

0.1% Native

Hawaiian or other

Pacific Islander

4.7%

1.0%

0.2%

3.7% Did not

disclose

0.3%

0.9%

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

Leadership

62.3%

58.5% White

19.6% Black or

African American

26.1%

8.7% Asian

6.9% Hispanic

or Latino

7.5%

2.6% Multiracial

3.0%

0.3% Native

American

0%

0.4%

3.4% Did not

disclose

0.7%

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

Gender

All employees

Leadership

Female

36.8

37.5

37.6

36.8

38.1

38.7

36.6

37.8

38.4

36.3

38.7

41.3

Did not

disclose

0.3

0.2

0.5

0.3

0.3

0.6

0.4

0.6

Male

62.9

62.2

62.0

62.7

61.2

60.7

63.4

62.2

61.6

63.4

61.0

58.7

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Race and ethnicity

All employees

Leadership

48.3%

62.3%

47.3% White

58.5% White

24.1% Black or

African American

32.9%

19.6% Black or

African American

26.1%

14.4%Asian

7.6% Hispanic

or Latino

8.7% Asian

2.6% Multiracial

6.9% Hispanic

or Latino

11.7%

0.2% Native

American

4.7%

7.5%

2.6% Multiracial

0.1% Native

Hawaiian or other

Pacific Islander

3.0%

1.0%

0.3% Native

American

0%

0.2%

3.4% Did not

disclose

0.4%

0.3%

3.7% Did not disclose

0.7%

0.9%

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

2017

‘18

‘19

‘20

‘21

2022

Notes

  • Percentages may not total up to 100% due to rounding.
  • All data based on self-reported employee identification using E.E.O. race and ethnicity classifications.
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