Compensation Analyst

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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 can apply your exceptionally analytical skills when processing qualitative data (e.g., analyzing a job), as well as quantitative data (e.g., preparing a compensation trends analysis)
  • You possess an uncanny ability to make sense out of large amounts of information, connect all the dots, and take action resulting in immediate success
  • You like the details and have a knack for catching errors even while moving quickly and under deadline pressure
  • You have outstanding time management and organizational skills, allowing you to excel at working independently
  • You have proven track record of building relationships with employees, managers, and executives throughout the organization
  • You are comfortable with change and enjoy reengineering processes to increase speed, efficiency, and effectiveness


Responsibilities include:

  • Advise hiring managers and recruiters on job design, job evaluation, competitive market positioning, and internal pay equity
  • Participate in multiple salary surveys and track survey participation costs
  • Manage position requisitions and process job changes in Workday
  • Maintain and optimize the online market-pricing tool by monitoring integrations, resolving data issues, and managing vendor relationships
  • Prepare compensation analyses and dashboards in Excel and HRIS (Workday)
  • Administer annual merit and bonus processes, including budgeting, HRIS configuration and optimization, and employee communications
  • Streamline and maintain compensation plans, processes, and transactions in Workday


Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience in compensation, finance or data analytics
  • Proven knowledge of compensation practices, as well as state and federal laws
  • Prior experience managing compensation programs and data integrity
  • Advanced Excel skills, proficiency in Microsoft office
  • Excellent time management, project management, and communication skills
  • Strong attention to details
  • PHR, SPHR, CCP or advanced degree (preferred)


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?

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