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WSJ seeks a graphic reporter

September 25, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced Graphics Reporter to drive creative and informative storytelling primarily for our print newspaper audience, with some digital crossover as needed. You will work on both fast-turnaround and longer-term news and enterprise projects that span a number of coverage areas, such as markets, finance, business, politics, technology, health and science.

You will bring your own strong ideas and work with other visual journalists, editors and reporters to create information-rich news graphics in a variety of formats that might include data visualizations, cartography, 3D and illustration. We’re looking for someone who is endlessly curious and collaborative.

You will:

  • Identify graphics opportunities for the top stories of the day.
  • Report, research and create graphics that can vary in scope, from a smart bar chart to a full page layout.
  • Work closely with reporters and editors on assignments.
  • Think broadly about the opportunities provided by different visual formats, as well as approaches that are appropriate for deadlines.
  • Work with digital teams to use the same source material when graphics require unique digital and print treatments.
  • Convert your graphics into digital formats using AI2HTML when required.
  • Help transform an idea that was originally digital into a print experience.
  • Work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Contribute to the overall excellence of WSJ print graphics through diligence in your own work and checking the work of your colleagues.

You have:

  • Prior experience in a newsroom and a good understanding of business news.
  • Excellent visual journalism skills, including demonstrable design knowledge in areas such as layout, typography and color.
  • Fluency with Adobe tools.
  • Experience with AI2HTML.
  • At least one or two specialties that might include illustration, 3D or data visualization.
  • Strong cartography skills are a big bonus.
  • An interest in data journalism and associated tools, such as Excel, SQL, R and Python.
  • A creative vision and willingness to share and collaborate on new ideas.
  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks or skills.

This role will be aligned with print deadlines and will require Sunday and evening shifts. You will be based in our New York office, reporting to the visual editor.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and examples of your work.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

To apply, go here.

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