Digital Media & Communications

The media landscape in Washington, DC is highly influential given the city’s international prominence. Nearly every major U.S. broadcast television network, print publication, digital media outlet and radio network has a presence in the Washington, DC metro area. Prominent media names in DC include The Washington Post, NPR, Vox, National Geographic, NPR, CNN, CBS, TikTok, Google and Facebook, among others. The world’s largest public relations firms such as Edelman, APCO Worldwide and FleishmanHillard are also proud to call DC home. 

Television, News, and Radio Broadcasting
Social Media
Public Relations & Brand Management

Major Employers

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Talent Pipeline

The Washington, DC region ranks in the top six nationally both in concentration and the total number of employees holding positions in news analysts, reporters and journalists (1,784), writers and editors (10,090), public relations specialists, public relations managers (21,857), and media and communication equipment workers (5,126).

Washington, DC has


the National Average for Public Relations Managers

Digital Media & Communications Talent Leads the Nation

News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists
Media and Communication Equipment Workers
Public Relations Managers
Public Relations Specialists
Writers and Editors

Company Spotlight

NPR’s 330,000 SF HQ building was built in 2013 for its 750 employees and houses a combination of program origination centers and production studios, a 10,000 SF data center, and a 90,000 SF open-concept newsroom to encourage collaboration and creativity among NPR’s employees.


A multi-year, performance-based incentive program designed to support companies in target industries actively planning to relocate, expand, or retain their physical location in Washington, DC, and to encourage the creation of new jobs.
Can provide a rebate to help offset a percentage of the costs for the production of movies, television shows, video productions, and/or infrastructure improvements of studio space in Washington, DC.
Offers recruitment and hiring support, and a variety of workforce development and training programs to help District employers including On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeship Programs.

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is the District government agency that designs and implements strategies to encourage companies to choose, stay, and grow in DC. Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership that leads business attraction efforts for DC. DMPED and WDCEP collaborate to advance the Mayor’s economic development strategy, with the primary focus of creating and retaining jobs to further drive sustainable, economic inclusion for the District of Columbia.

Ecosystem Assets

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1. Esri/U.S. Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey & Population Division (2021). Based on a comparison of the top 25 most populous metropolitan areas.

2. JobsEQ, Q4 2022

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