News Designer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 04, 2022
Closes
May 19, 2022
Ref
JR-90273536
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring two news designers as part of the newsroom's expansion.

The Post's Design Department blends all facets of design, development and art direction. The team is responsible for enhancing article experiences, presenting stories across multiple platforms - digitally and in print - and building our storytelling templates.

We are seeking candidates with a strong design aesthetic and a diverse set of skills. Consider applying if your skillset includes several of the following elements: illustration and art direction experience; a passion for storytelling; print design experience; fluency in HTML, CSS or React; a talent for translating complex stories across multiple platforms; or an interest in developing the future of storytelling by creating individual components or tools.

The Post is recognized for its innovation and reader-focused approach to storytelling. Designers are involved in every phase of projects - idea generation, presentation and promotion. Team members are based in one of four areas within the Design team - news, features, curation/platforms or news development - but work across a broad range of coverage areas using multiple presentation approaches.

These positions are based in our Washington newsroom and require night and weekend work.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Those interested should upload a cover letter, résumé and portfolio highlighting three projects. Please explain your contributions to those presentations (please package your portfolio in a PDF with a screenshot, explanation and a link so we can ensure that the work is viewable by all who need to see it) to our jobs portal by May 18. All your application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Creative Director Greg Manifold and Managing Editors Kat Downs Mulder and Krissah Thompson.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Ever wondered if what you are doing will Impact Tomorrow? At The Washington Post, every employee shapes the way we deliver the news. Find the career that's right for you

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