We’re Hiring A Senior Visual Journalist
FiveThirtyEight is seeking a kind, collaborative and creative Senior Visual Journalist to join our Interactives and Graphics team. Senior Visual Journalists are design leaders in the FiveThirtyEight newsroom. Though they serve primarily as individual contributors, they also amplify the work of the team by mentoring more junior visual journalists, thoughtfully giving and receiving feedback and leading by example. We’re looking for a seasoned journalist who will exercise strong news judgment, bring a sharp eye for detail and hold our work to the highest standards.
The Senior Visual Journalist will report to either the Deputy Editor, Interactives and Graphics, or the Senior Editor for Interactives and work closely with the rest of the Interactives team as well as reporters and editors across the newsroom. This full-time role with benefits is a U.S.-based position. Full-time remote work may be considered, but because our offices are in New York City, we prefer candidates based in the area.
Producing highly polished, visually impactful stories and projects that attract, excite and engage our readersLeading the design process for our larger projects, including by creating principles, specifications and other documentation that enable work to be delegated to the teamContributing to a rotation of daily charts production and “seconding” less experienced visual journalistsInspiring, mentoring and guiding teammates and colleagues in their visual workParticipating in larger strategic conversations about visual style, site design, branding, accessibility and moreGiving thoughtful, candid feedback to peers, colleagues and managers and openly receiving it in turn
Five or more years of relevant experienceA solid understanding of U.S. politics, particularly electoral politics, major U.S. sports and/or scienceExperience with statistical programming languages, such as RExperience with cartography and mapping tools, such as QGIS and TopoJSONExperience applying product-design techniques to large journalism projects, such as user research, rapid prototyping and user testing
Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply even if they don’t meet every qualification.
Qualified but ready for a new challenge? We’re also hiring a Senior Editor for Interactives.
ABC News and FiveThirtyEight are equal-opportunity employers. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.