Bryan Flaherty is promoted to director of optimization and information products

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Announcement from Head of Curatorial and Platforms Coleen O’Lear and Chief Product Officer and Editor Kat Downs Mulder:

We are delighted to announce that Bryan Flaherty has been promoted to Director of Optimization and Information Products. In this newly created leadership role, Bryan will oversee the SEO and News Product departments under Curation and Platforms, bringing synergy to two teams that work closely together in the newsroom to optimize The Post’s journalism and increase adoption of new features in our tools.

For the past nine months, Bryan has successfully led the newsroom’s search engine optimization efforts. He is a natural and versatile leader. As an assignment editor for SEO, Bryan has demonstrated deep knowledge of search and news products, collaborating with product managers and engineers to develop new models and improve our optimization systems and our large-scale workflows. He provided strategic vision and essential organization for major cross-company growth initiatives, including establishing best practices for new formats, navigation and recirculation of sites and articles, and our tagging and taxonomy infrastructure. . Bryan’s ability to operationalize ideas and teams is second to none, as evidenced by the recent restructuring of what was previously the operations team to better position The Post’s SEO and strategic reach efforts.

Bryan joined The Post in 2011. He began his career in sports, where he worked as a journalist, cross-platform editor and digital night editor, and joined Audience in 2019 as section operations editor. Bryan also worked as an operations editor in Local and as a senior operations editor in Features.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago. Originally from Northern Virginia, Bryan lives in Fairfax City with his wife, Meg, and their newborn daughter. In his now very limited free time (see: “newborn”), he enjoys hiking, experimenting in the kitchen and working in his garden, which he cultivates all year round.

Please join us in congratulating Bryan on this well-deserved promotion. It starts on November 1.

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