Graphics Reporter - Multiple Mediums, The Wall Street Journal - NY

Recruiter
Dow Jones
Location
New York
Salary
$DoE
Posted
05 Nov 2019
Closes
04 Jan 2020
Ref
Job_Req_19136
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Graphics Reporter to join a new multidisciplinary team based in New York.

You will work closely with other reporters, editors and visual journalists to create news graphics and data visualizations for a new digital magazine aimed at 18 to 34-year-olds.

You will focus on graphics and interactives and also have opportunities to work on stories and explainers in areas such as business, technology and world news coverage.

This team sits within the Journal's strategy department, which serves as an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation.

The department includes the full range of journalistic talent that makes the Journal one of the leading news organizations in the world- writers, video journalists, designers, editors, product managers, engineers, designers, data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and more-in a lively, collaborative project to discover new offerings of journalistic value.

This is one of those rare journalism jobs where people are encouraged to break out of silos and wear a variety of hats. High-level proficiency in one other journalistic medium (writing, video, audio or photography) is important. Solid reporting experience, news judgment and journalism ethics are a must.

We are looking for graphics reporters who are also skilled at writing or video or photography or animation or other ways of thinking about stories.

Beyond that, we're looking for someone who is excited to think about content differently, moving away from news stories that are tied to particular days and toward content that is purposefully useful to our audience and longer-lasting.

You will report to the young audiences editor.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with reporters, editors and other visual journalists to generate new ideas.
  • Create concepts for new approaches to visual storytelling.
  • Create graphics and interactives for digital platforms.
  • Create graphics and interactives for both news and longer-term projects.
  • Research and report original visual stories.
  • Contribute to editing other visual stories that are created in the department.


Job requirements:

  • Prior experience in a newsroom, with excellent news, data and design judgment.
  • Experience in video production, news-writing or photography.
  • A creative vision and willingness to share and collaborate on new ideas.
  • Strong visual journalism skills with at least one or two specialties that might include design, coding, 3D, animation or data visualization.
  • Good knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and its libraries, especially D3.
  • An interest in data journalism and associated tools, such as Excel, SQL, R and Python.
  • Good knowledge of responsive design and best practices for designing stories for mobile devices.
  • Good knowledge of layout, typography, color and interaction design.
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Able to help reporters and editors learn new skills that will contribute to their visual storytelling.
  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
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About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video.

Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).