News Designers

The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

Posted 2 years ago

Our designers are responsible for the presentation of some of The Post’s most ambitious stories across a wide array of digital and print products. They are expected to push the boundaries of visual storytelling to provide readers with riveting, highly informative experiences.

We are looking for journalists who can work well with multiple departments, while flourishing in a fast-paced news environment. All designers on our team are expected to contribute to digital design and the ideal candidates bring creativity to a project from its early stages while having a vision for how the experience can be shaped across digital platforms. For a single story, designers can be called upon to build presentations for mobile, desktop, AppleNews, newsletters, social platforms as well as the newspaper or magazine.

With our multi-faceted team expanding — including roles focused on developing and shaping our custom templates — so are the types of designers that we’re seeking. We’re looking for designers with a wide-range of skills and a strong design aesthetic.

Consider applying if you have several of these qualities: You’ve got a background in print design with strong news judgment; you’re a smart art director who can employ the right visual to represent an idea with a wide diversity of styles; you’re fluent with HTML and CSS; you’re comfortable with using Javascript to create brilliant interactions; you know how to develop in React and are interested in best development practices and helping design and develop new storytelling components.

The Post is routinely recognized for its visual storytelling, including being honored as the 2019 Society for News Design World’s Best-Designed Digital organization. Notwithstanding our current remote working situation, the position is based in the Washington newsroom and requires night and weekend work.

Those interested should upload a cover letter, resume and portfolio highlighting three projects and explaining your contributions to those presentations (please package your portfolio in a PDF with a screenshot, explanation and a link so we can ensure that the work is viewable by all who need to see it) to our jobs portal by July 17. All of your application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Greg Manifold, Tracy Grant and Carla Broyles.

Apply here.

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