Visual Forensics Motion Graphics Reporter

Washington, DC
Apr 11, 2023
Jun 04, 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 experienced motion graphics reporter to join its Visual Forensics team. The Visual Forensics team reacts quickly to major news events and conducts investigative reporting primarily based on open-source visuals. The team has won a duPont award for its coverage of the 2020 crackdown on protesters in Lafayette Square and contributed to The Post's Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack .

The ideal candidate will be extremely organized and able to work quickly within the news cycle, using highly developed graphics skills to reveal new insights. Recent contributions by reporters on the team include 3D analysis to show how Israeli troops fired at a group of civilians and how police action at a soccer stadium in Indonesia led to a deadly crush . The candidate must have experience enhancing stories using 2D animation techniques, and some familiarity with 3D modeling is a plus.

A keen understanding of the use of mapping as a reporting tool is required, as is proficiency in such Adobe tools as After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere. The ideal candidate will have a track record of significant contributions to high-impact stories and experience in a newsroom environment.

Finally, this position requires a true team player, one who understands that the best work is done in a collaborative environment.

This position can be based in our Washington newsroom or bureaus in New York, San Francisco or London.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining their experience 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 04/30/2023 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Executive Producer Nadine Ajaka, Senior Producer Elyse Samuels and Director of Video Micah Gelman.

The Washington Post includes salary ranges for certain positions to comply with local pay transparency laws. The salary range for this position is:

95,000.00 - 125,000.00 USD Annual

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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