Climate Graphics Reporter

Washington, DC
Jul 14, 2022
Oct 01, 2022
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 looking for a graphics reporter to join an innovative and highly collaborative visuals team in the Climate & Environment Department.

This reporter, who is part of a significant expansion of climate coverage at The Post, will pursue visually driven stories about climate science and impacts, environmental disparities and how society is being disrupted by - and adapting to - a warming planet. This journalist will develop graphics in quick response to news events and pursue medium- and long-term projects that explain how the planet is changing and scrutinize the records of powerful institutions.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong command of dynamic visual storytelling through data analysis, mapping, satellite imagery, interactive visualizations and JavaScript coding libraries. They should feel comfortable collecting data, reporting and writing for quick turnaround visual stories. They will also be encouraged to pursue ambitious and innovative ideas and experiment with new forms of storytelling.

This reporter will join a team of visual and data journalists embedded in the Climate & Environment Department working across formats and platforms. Often story ideas will emerge from collaborative discussions with colleagues, but we will strongly encourage this reporter to also propose their own ideas for both short and longer-term efforts. The best candidates will be skilled at juggling multiple stories, staying organized and communicating clearly with reporters and editors.

The Post's graphics and data reporters produced the analysis and animated mapping at the core of "2C: Beyond the Limit," which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism; revealed what fuels the West's infernos ; exposed the gap between what nations declare their emissions to be versus the greenhouse gases they are sending into the atmosphere; and visualized how many Americans live in areas with significant wildfire risk .

Candidates should upload arésumé, cover letter and three work samples to ourjobs portal. With each sample, candidates should include a description of their workflow from ideation to story and an explanation of their role. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 07/26/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Climate & Environment Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Deputy Climate & Environment Editor Juliet Eilperin and Visual Enterprise EditorMonicaUlmanu.

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.

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