Climate Graphics Reporter, 12-month contract

Washington, DC
Mar 08, 2023
Mar 31, 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 a graphics reporter to join the Climate & Environment department on a 12-month contract.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong command of dynamic visual storytelling through interactive data visualizations and the use of JavaScript coding libraries, multimedia, mapping and data analysis. They should feel comfortable collecting data, reporting, writing and communicating complex visual concepts. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with the other graphics reporters in the climate team to pursue ambitious and innovative ideas, experiment with new forms of storytelling and participate in major projects.

The climate graphics team, which is embedded in the Climate & Environment department, also contributes to Climate Lab, The Post's home for data analysis and visualizations about our changing planet. Recent visuals stories by members of the team have revealed what the derailed Ohio train was carrying , the environmental toll of the food we eat, the surprising reasons some parts of Earth are warming more slowly, how British architecture has made homes vulnerable to extreme heat and cold, and how millions of people had moved into Hurricane Ian's path.

The newsroom's graphics and data reporters produced the analysis and animated mapping at the core of "2°C: Beyond the Limit," The Post series that 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 .

The best candidates will be news-driven and reader-focused, clear communicators with attention to detail and an obsession with accuracy, willing to experiment, share knowledge and learn from their colleagues.

The contract can go into effect immediately or as late as June.This contract position is eligible to work remotely, though some limitations may apply depending on your location.

Candidates should upload arésumé, cover letter and three work samples to ourjobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but those received by03/12/2023 will be prioritized. With each sample, candidates should include a description of their workflow from ideation to story, a list of software used and an explanation of their role. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Visual Enterprise EditorMonicaUlmanu, Climate & Environment Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Deputy Climate & Environment Editor Juliet Eilperin 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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