Graphics Columnist, Climate

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 19, 2022
Closes
Oct 08, 2022
Ref
JR-90273974
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 seeking a visual journalist to anchor a new column that explores climate, environment and extreme weather through innovative uses of data and graphics.

Visual journalism lies at the heart of The Post's expansion of climate coverage, and this column will use accessible and striking graphics, original analysis and a relatable tone to help readers navigate complex issues.

This new position will be part of the graphics team embedded in The Post's Climate & Environment department. This journalist will be responsible for writing and producing graphics for the column and will also collaborate with fellow graphics reporters and climate journalists at The Post.

The best candidates will have a creative and experimental mind as well as a desire to traverse a wide range of subjects, including climate science, environmental justice, consumer choices and extreme weather. We are seeking someone dedicated to digging into climate, environmental and extreme-weather data - or creating their own data sets - to offer new insights. The ideal candidate will be a disciplined writer, with a sharp editorial eye and the technical skills to produce interactive graphics and visual storytelling.

We want this columnist to bring personality and verve to the role - and be committed to ensuring our visuals appear on all platforms, including social media.

Interested candidates should send a résumé, three examples of their work and a cover letter outlining the vision for the role 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 9/30/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Climate and Environment Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Deputy Climate and Environment Editor Juliet Eilperin, Climate Visual Enterprise Editor Monica Ulmanu 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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