2 Visual Journalism Openings at The Washington Post
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Come work in the heart of D.C. and help us tell visually arresting stories.
The Washington Post is looking for a hands-on leader to run our top-notch, award-winning graphics department. From charting to cartography, from 3-D modeling to HTML5 interactives, the graphics staff creates innovative visual story approaches that bring clarity to the complex. The team is annually recognized as one of the premier information design groups in journalism.
The Graphics Director will lead this team’s daily output, focusing on both breaking news turnarounds and high-end, long-range enterprise for print and online. The director will strategize with other Visual Department leaders to chart The Post’s future in visual storytelling, with particular attention to emerging digital and mobile forms. The Post places a premium on self-starters who embrace a collaborative approach.
Required experience: leadership and coaching skills; conceptualizing of visual stories; a solid understanding of data-visualization; a good ability to explain and sell ideas ; proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; solid knowledge of 3-D rendering and interactive programs.
Graphics is part of The Post’s Visuals Department, which also includes Design, Photography, Video and Digital. It’s a highly collaborative, high-energy group, marked by its creativity, diversity and sense of journalistic integrity. The Graphics Director should be equipped to continue the evolution of a staff rooted in great print graphics to seamlessly execute across multiple platforms. The Graphics Director reports directly to the Visuals Editor.
Our team is a highly collaborative, studio-like group of specialists that encourages idea exploration through rapid prototyping and experimentation. Our mission is to design highest-quality online and mobile news experiences that increase audience and generate conversation. The Web designer must have a high professional standard and appreciation for the visibility and impact of The Post. Journalism experience is required; a degree in design and/or journalism is preferred. Our work is challenging and rewarding, and our success is measured by the millions of people we serve each day.