Email Marketing Specialist at The Washington Post

  • Full-time
  • Washington, D.C.


  • Reformatting, building, testing, troubleshooting, and sending transactional and marketing emails using HTML/CSS
  • Work with the Digital Marketing Manager to develop automated, transactional and ad-hoc email campaigns
  • Provide recommendations to drive better results based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as ideas for multivariate (A/B) testing
  • Create and update reports on email campaign performance derived from channel analytics and in-house data systems
  • Run queries within our Email Service Provider (ESP) to develop dynamic lists and audiences for email marketing
  • Provide competitor analysis/research
  • Provide quality control across digital platforms including device type, email platform and browser


  • Have a B.S or B.A.
  • 1-2 + years of email marketing experience, including lead nurturing, automated marketing, and ad hoc marketing emails
  • Manage the design, development and execution of email marketing campaigns which includes: coding emails using HTML and CSS, gaining approval from stakeholders, testing emails across platforms and devices using Litmus and other tools, and monitoring email campaign performance
  • Produce weekly updates and reporting on transactional, automated and ad hoc email marketing campaigns for stakeholders
  • Set up A/B tests and evaluate email metrics and other digital analytics to inform the development of new tests and to optimize existing programs
  • Experience with Email Service Providers (ESPs) such as Marketo, Sailthru, or Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • Familiarity with multi-channel campaign execution (email, social, search, and additional channels)


  • Knowledge of templating languages like Nunjucks or Handlebars
  • Experience coding email using the hybrid method
  • Experience using email personalization products like MovableInk or Liveclicker
  • Experience tracking campaigns and working in Adobe Analytics (Omniture)

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