The Washington Post has named Kat Downs Mulder vice president of Product and Design. In the newly created role, which is among the senior level positions that appear on The Post masthead, Downs Mulder will oversee The Post’s product strategy, the Post said.

“Kat has played a significant role in helping establish The Post as one of the industry’s leading product innovators. She has reimagined the news-reading experience across platforms and driven a product strategy that has helped substantially increase subscriber growth and retention,” said Shailesh Prakash, chief information officer and vice president of Digital Product Development at the Post. “In this new role, Kat becomes the most senior leader for product and design in the company, setting an important precedent among our peers in the industry. Product is essential to the success of any modern media and technology company and Kat’s vision will ensure we are well-positioned for continued growth and innovation.”

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