Graphics Assignment Editor, News

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 05, 2022
Closes
Oct 19, 2022
Ref
JR-90273809
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 looking for a visual journalist to join its award-winning Graphics team as an assignment editor focused on News. This editor will assign and edit projects, lead team members in conceiving and executing interactives and visualizations off the news cycle and ensure that the work meets our standards. We are looking for a journalist who is insatiably curious and wants to share that curiosity with our audience.

Successful candidates for this role will thrive in a highly collaborative, deadline-driven, creative environment and can give and take positive feedback. Applicants should have demonstrated the ability to lead and inspire others. Additional qualifications include a great interest in news events as well as the capacity to be imaginative and work quickly. Candidates should have a broad understanding of what producing graphics for a major news organization requires and be self-starters who can juggle more than one project at a time on deadline.

The ability to employ unique approaches to visual storytelling along with an innate understanding of the power of graphics to communicate effectively in an increasingly visual media landscape is essential, as is proficiency in design programs, including Illustrator and Photoshop, and familiarity with front-end development and data analysis. This position will require some on-call weekend shifts.

The person in this position is expected to start around 6-7 a.m. EST, kicking off the work in the department and working closely with other graphics reporters in early shifts.

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

Anyone interested in being considered for this position should send a cover letter, résumé and three work samples to our jobs portal. 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 08/10/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Graphics Director Chiqui Esteban and Managing Editor 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.

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