Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Post’s Arc Publishing investing in growth

The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing has announced a significant investment in the organization, adding nearly 100 new hires in the last 18 months to strengthen its ability to respond to client needs and support its expansion. In the last year, Arc has experienced “incredible growth,” according to The Post, tripling revenue, expanding to new regions and powering several large broadcasters. Arc powers sites that serve more than 600 million unique visitors a month, according to The Post.
“Arc’s growth has been exceptional and the platform has quickly become one of the go-to publishing systems in the world,” said Shailesh Prakash, chief information officer and vice president of product at The Post. “We have brought on senior level talent to help us scale the business and, under Scot Gillespie’s leadership, we have expanded significantly, adding more publishers and broadcasters as well as serving brands across industries.”
With the investment, Arc is opening a dedicated engineering office in Chicago.
The Arc platform was initially built for The Post and leverages technologies from Amazon Web Services. It serves as the tech behind a large number of brand-name publications in the top U.S. markets and around the world, according to The Post.

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