The Washington Post is planning to expand its visual journalism by adding 14 new positions to its graphics and design teams.
“Visual journalism at The Post has been a potent means of explaining complex topics, and we want to regularly and quickly produce more of it for readers,” said Marty Baron, executive editor of The Post. “With these additions, graphics editors and designers will be able to work more closely with individual departments, strengthening our ability to conceptualize and execute visually sophisticated work that is driven by rapid developments in the news.”
Job openings will include:
- An editor and three designers/developers
- A data editor
- A reporter
- Two rapid-response designers
- Two graphics assignment editors and four graphics reporters
The publication’s visual journalism has attracted large audiences and contributed to record subscriber growth, with six of the seven most visited stories in The Washington Post’s history have been graphics.