Graphics Reporter

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Jan 27, 2023
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 an energetic and creative visual journalist to join its award-winning Graphics team. This graphics reporter will focus on visualizing news stories through interactive graphics, maps, diagrams, charts and other creative story forms.

This is the job for you if...
  • You always know what is happening in the world. You are curious and follow the news, looking for opportunities to explain stories visually.
  • You want to take advantage of unique approaches to visual storytelling, and you enjoy experimenting with narrative forms.
  • You believe in the power of graphics to communicate effectively and are ambitious and detailed in their execution.
  • You work best in teams and thrive in collaborative environments.
  • You love mentoring and spending time sharing what you have learned.

  • You are an experienced graphics reporter who can advance stories with independence when needed. Ten or more years of experience in newsrooms working with strict deadlines are a plus, but not strictly required.
  • You can report, conceive, design and develop visual stories from beginning to end.
  • You are flexible and can give and take feedback positively.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom, but we are also open to remote candidates in European time zones.

Anyone interested in being considered for this job 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 11/15/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Graphics Director Chiqui Esteban and Managing Editor Krissah Thompson.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

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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