The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion from big personalities in politics, pop culture, world news and more. Fiercely independent, our stories are infused with irreverent intelligence. We are an IAC company (NASDAQ: IACI) located in IAC Headquarters in Chelsea, NYC.
Team and Culture
The Daily Beast is an informal and focused environment. The urgency of a newsroom with a commitment to sustainable pace and a commitment to encouraging personal interests, fitness and time away from work. The technology team is small, collaborative, intelligent and enthusiastic. We value continuous improvement and learning through retrospection, experiementation and access to outside resources. Our CTO and product team are committed to testing as a means to validating assumptions about features, building with quality, and communicating expectations. A major goal of senior leadership and the CTO is to allow technologists to contribute to the strategic direction of the website, app and affiliated products. IAC is a mix small and large independent startups supported by large corporate resources. IAC provides formal and informal opportunities to mingle with staff in the other companies.
Workflow and Process
Hours and Schedule
Office hours are from 9:30 to 6pm. We work onsite with occasional remote work from home as needed. We have standard holidays. Vacations are pre-arranged with direct managers with no set limit on vacation days. IAC has all-company dog days.
The office is bright and open with views of the Hudson River. Developers sit facing each other adjacent to product, design, UX, and web analytics groups and near the reporters and editors. There are conference rooms and informal couches and tables for meetings and quite time throughout the building. Each floor has a fully stocked snack bar and IAC provides a shared kitchen/cafe space for meals. IAC offers a weekly breakfast, monthly happy hours and seasonal social events. IAC Headquarters is Frank Gehry's first major glass building with a sweeping sailboat-like design located between the highline and Chelsea piers.