Bryan Flaherty was promoted to director of optimization and news products

An announcement from Head of Curation and Platforms Coleen O’Lear and Chief Product Officer and Managing Editor Kat Downs Mulder:

We are pleased to announce Bryan Flaherty has been promoted to director of optimization and media product. In this newly created leadership role, Bryan will oversee the SEO and News Product departments under Curation and Platform, bringing synergy to the two teams that work closely together in the newsroom to enhance The Post’s journalism and increase the adoption of new content in our properties.

For the past nine months, Bryan has successfully led the news in search engine efforts. He is a natural leader and multitasker. As an SEO service editor, Bryan has demonstrated a deep understanding of search and product news, collaborating with product managers and engineers to create new templates and improve our management systems and workflows at scale. He provided much-needed technical and organizational vision for key cross-company growth initiatives, including establishing best practices for new formats, site and article navigation and circulation, and our tagging and taxonomy infrastructure. Bryan’s ability to leverage ideas and teams is top-notch, as exemplified by the recent reorganization of the former Operations team to better execute The Post’s SEO and strategic outreach efforts.

Bryan joined The Post in 2011. He began his Post career in Sports, where he worked as a reporter, multiplatform editor and digital night editor, and joined the audience in 2019 as the division’s operations editor. Bryan has also served as a staff editor in Community and as a senior staff editor in Features.

He has 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. A native of Northern Virginia, Bryan lives in Fairfax City with his wife, Meg, and their newborn daughter. In his now-importantly-limited time (see: “newborn”), he likes to travel, experiment in the kitchen and work in his garden, which he cultivates all year round.

Please join us in congratulating Bryan on this well-deserved promotion. He starts Nov. 1.