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WSJ seeks a graphics reporter

December 6, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Graphics Reporter to join our award-winning visuals team based in New York. You will work closely with other reporters, editors and visual journalists to create news and features graphics and data visualizations for all platforms.

This job reports to the Visual Editor overseeing enterprise, investigations, Exchange, and Life & Arts.

You Will:

  • 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, and work with visual colleagues focused on print, as needed.
  • Create graphics and interactives for both breaking news and longer-term projects.
  • Research and report original visual stories.
  • Contribute to editing other visual stories that are created in the department.

You Have:

  • Prior experience in a newsroom, with excellent news, data and design judgment.
  • 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.
  • A good understanding and appreciation of business news and charting.
  • 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.
  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment.

You Are:

  • 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.
  • An excellent communicator

To apply, go here.

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