News designer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 22, 2021
Closes
Apr 12, 2021
Ref
JR-90272159
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 Design Department has an immediate opening for a news designer.



Our designers are responsible for the presentation of some of The Post's most ambitious stories across a wide array of digital and print products. They are expected to push the boundaries of visual storytelling to provide readers with riveting, highly informative experiences.



We are looking for journalists who can work well with multiple departments, while flourishing in a fast-paced news environment. All designers on our team are expected to contribute to digital design and the ideal candidates bring creativity to a project from its early stages while having a vision for how the experience can be shaped across digital platforms. For a single story, designers can be called upon to build presentations for mobile, desktop, Apple News, newsletters, social platforms and the newspaper or magazine. 



Our multifaceted team has recently undergone an expansion, and we are seeking designers with a wide range of skills and a strong design aesthetic. Consider applying if you have several of these qualities: You've got a background in print design with strong news judgment; you're a smart art director who can employ the right visual to represent an idea with a wide diversity of styles; you're fluent with HTML and CSS; you're comfortable with using JavaScript to create brilliant interactions; you know how to develop in React and are interested in best development practices and helping design and develop new storytelling components. 



The Post is routinely recognized for its visual storytelling, including being honored as the World's Best-Designed Digital News Experience in 2019 by the Society for News Design.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position will not be eligible for remote work. It requires night and weekend work.

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.



Those interested should upload a cover letter, résumé and portfolio highlighting three projects. Please explain your contributions to those presentations (please package your portfolio in a PDF with a screenshot, explanation and a link so we can ensure that the work is viewable by all who need to see it) to our jobs portal by April 9. All your application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Greg Manifold, Tracy Grant and Carla Broyles.

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.

Ever wondered if what you are doing will Impact Tomorrow? At The Washington Post, every employee shapes the way we deliver the news. Find the career that's right for you

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