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WashPost Seeks Senior Graphics Editor

The Senior Graphics Editor for Interactive will be a leader in The Washington Post graphics group. The graphics team designs and builds smart, user-focused online graphics for a wide array of news topics, including politics, investigative and local. We’re looking for a quick thinker, creative problem solver, idea generator and strong team player to set a high bar for the design and execution of interactive information graphics and multimedia experiences.

Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to excel at designing and developing daily breaking news graphics as well as long-term, data-driven news applications. They should be able to design sophisticated experiences on deadline. Many of our projects are team-based, so the ideal candidate should love working with others and teaching and sharing ideas.

The ideal candidate has a proven ability to find effective solutions to complex problems and is constantly looking for opportunities to use developing technologies, pitch project ideas and learn new skills.

Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is required.  A thorough understanding of user interface design, typography, layout, and the use of color and visualization is mandatory. Experience developing responsively is a plus. 3+ years of experience preferred.

Interested candidates should contact Kat Downs at kat.downs@washpost.com or Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by March 14.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Diversity and Inclusion is essential to The Washington Post. It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products, and services to our consumers.

Hiring for Design/Tech Team in NYC

Job openings for Lead Designer, UX Strategist, Information Architect, Interaction Designer (2 openings) and Front-End Developer/Designer listed below:

Lead Designer

The Washington Post is looking for a senior-level designer to join the NYC-based Design team. This person will focus on how best to communicate, design and deliver Washington Post content to our audience in a site wide redesign. He or she must have an expert understanding of designing intuitive site functionality, interaction, site architecture, user interfaces, and navigation.

As a Lead Designer, this person will manage (and help hire) a small team of interaction designers to craft elegant visual and experiential solutions to support the goals of the redesign. He or she will create storyboards, mock ups, and other artifacts or code necessary to guide development of beautiful, useful and consistent experiences.

 This person will:

  • Have extensive experience and understanding of editorial design and working with all facets of digital journalism
  • Create gorgeous, ground-breaking work while maintaining high standards for original concepts and detailed execution
  • Have an exceptional visual and typographic sensibility
  • Have the ability to create and shape effective user interfaces across platforms.
  • Expertise in design and markup for responsive design paradigms
  • Lead and participate in brainstorming creative concepts with the project team
  • Create wire frames and creating full-fledged visual designs for the redesign
  • Manage the design of all visual assets

The Design team is a group of highly collaborative, creative thinkers. We’re responsible for the rethink of washingtonpost.com on all platforms, the site’s overall architecture and its presentation of editorial templates.

This job will be based in WPNYC, the New York-based design and development office of The Washington Post. Candidates must supply links to work samples and/or a site portfolio.

If interested, please contact Sarah Sampsel at sarah.sampsel@washpost.com, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz at Emilio.garcia-ruiz@washpost.com or Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by March 25.

UX Strategist

The Washington Post is looking for a senior-level UX Strategist to join the NYC-based Design team. This person will focus on how best to communicate Washington Post content to our audience in a site wide redesign. He or she must champion usability on all platforms and for content-specific journalism products.

This position requires a human-centered approach, and the successful applicant will draw on principles of ethnography and cognitive science in their recommendations and designs.

This person will:

  • Work closely with the redesign product lead, designers and the newsroom on defining goals, features and capabilities for the site rethink
  • Work with research teams to establish quantitative and qualitative UX research programs for new features that will help establish best practices and a system for our content.
  • Create user testing plans
  • Work across design and engineering on overall usability and flawless execution throughout the process
  • Be responsible for wireframing and creating other deliverables that communicate logical and functional design and interfaces, user flows and information architecture
  • Work with an IA to prototype and illustrate how information should display and change as a user progresses through a task
  • Create technical flow diagrams for complex interactions

The Design team is a group of highly collaborative, creative thinkers. We’re responsible for the rethink of washingtonpost.com on all platforms, the site’s overall architecture and its presentation of editorial templates.

This job will be based in WPNYC, the New York-based design and development office of The Washington Post. Candidates must supply links to work samples and/or a site portfolio.

If interested, please contact Sarah Sampsel at sarah.sampsel@washpost.com, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz at Emilio.garcia-ruiz@washpost.com or Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by March 14.

Information Architect

The Washington Post is looking for an Information Architect to join the NYC-based Design team. This person will guide the definition of user behavior goals and work with the product team to help craft elegant solutions to meet those goals. He or she will focus on how best to communicate Washington Post content to our audience in a site wide redesign and represent usability on all platforms.

This person will:

  • Use research and competitive analysis tactics to establish best practices and a system for the content on Washington Post
  • Create a content inventory and site map
  • Work closely with product lead, research, engineering and the newsroom to produce a taxonomy of how content and products on the site should be classified
  • Work closely with the redesign team and product lead to establish goals for the redesign project
  • Develop personas and other necessary artifacts that aid in developing scenarios for the redesign
  • Work with UX director to prototype and illustrate how the information should display and change as a user progresses through a task
  • Create technical flow diagrams for complex interactions

The Design team is a group of highly collaborative, creative thinkers. We’re responsible for the rethink of washingtonpost.com on all platforms, the site’s overall architecture and its presentation of editorial templates.

This job will be based in WPNYC, the New York-based design and development office of The Washington Post. Candidates must supply links to work samples and/or a site portfolio.

If interested, please contact Sarah Sampsel, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz or Tracy Grant by March 25.

Interaction Designer (2 jobs for this posting)

The Washington Post is looking for an experienced designer to join the NYC-based Design team. This person will focus on how best to communicate and design our content to our audience in a site wide redesign. He or she must have a strong understanding of designing intuitive site functionality, interaction, site architecture, user interfaces, and navigation.

This person will work with a Design Lead & UX Strategist to help craft elegant visual and experiential solutions to support the goals of the redesign and also:

  • Create storyboards, mock ups, and other artifacts or code necessary to guide development of beautiful, useful and consistent experiences.
  • Have an exceptional visual and typographic sensibility
  • Have the ability to create and shape effective user interfaces across platforms.

 The Design team is a group of highly collaborative, creative thinkers. We’re responsible for the rethink of washingtonpost.com on all platforms, the site’s overall architecture and its presentation of editorial templates.

This job will be based in WPNYC, the New York-based design and development office of The Washington Post. Candidates must supply links to work samples and/or a site portfolio.

If interested, please contact Sarah Sampsel at sarah.sampsel@washpost.com, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz at Emilio.garcia-ruiz@washpost.com or Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by March 25.

Front-end Developer/Designer

The Washington Post is looking for a Design Technologist to join the NYC-based Design team. This person will focus on developing prototypes and front-end designs to support the sitewide rethink of the Washington Post’s web platforms. He or she must have a strong understanding of developing responsive site functionality, interactions, and user interfaces.

This person will work with a Design Lead and other members of the product team on brainstorming ideas, prototyping concepts and using their technical expertise to help inform the most effective and efficient design solutions.

 This person will:

  • Possess a strong understanding of coding best practices and work closely with the redesign team on how these apply to new concepts
  • Work closely with the redesign and engineering team to communicate and identify needs within the CMS to support the frontend
  • Have strong visual and interactive design skills in a responsive environment and possess a clear grasp of typography, layout, color, motion, and behavior.
  • Have expertise in client-site web development with HTML, CSS, Javascript and modern JS libraries such as: jQuery, Backbone, and templating libraries.
  • Experience with HTML5 audio & video, as well as server-side languages, such as PHP, Ruby and Node.

The Design team is a group of highly collaborative, creative thinkers. We’re responsible for the rethink of washingtonpost.com on all platforms, the site’s overall architecture and its presentation of editorial templates.

This job will be based in WPNYC, the New York-based design and development office of The Washington Post. Candidates must supply links to work samples and/or a site portfolio.

If interested, please contact Sarah Sampsel at sarah.sampsel@washpost.com, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz at Emilio.garcia-ruiz@washpost.com or Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by March 25.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Diversity and Inclusion is essential to The Washington Post. It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products, and services to our consumers.

The Washington Post To Create WPNYC, a New York-Based Design and Development Office

The Washington Post today announced WPNYC, the New York-based design and development office of The Washington Post that will be led by Director of Digital Strategy Sarah Sampsel and Principal Architect Greg Franczyk. The Post’s plan to expand its footprint in New York City includes adding more than a dozen employees across design and technology.

New positions will include designers, strategists, information architects, as well as experts in user experience, prototyping and development. The team will be focused on the future of The Post’s web platform and creating a faster, more reader-focused product.

“New York is an epicenter in the design world and we are excited to be able to tap a whole new crop of talent,” said Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Managing Editor of The Washington Post. “Their job is really to rethink the web and make our site more dynamic, flexible and easy to use.”

To support these new initiatives we will be creating new technology positions, some of which will also embed directly with the sales team. These employees will look at how to create new and different ad experiences, as well as solving for problems such as viewability.

“We believe that the future of advertising sales is about the integration of engineering and ad innovations,” said Kevin Gentzel, Chief Revenue Officer at The Washington Post. “This is a real opportunity to evolve the industry and create advertising experiences our readers want to engage with.”

“Having software engineers directly embedded within our sales team creates an environment that fosters rapid invention,” said Shailesh Prakash, Chief Information Officer at The Washington Post. “We have seen great success by embedding a fast moving engineering team directly in the newsroom, and now we want to foster that same environment of accelerated innovation by embedding engineering within Sales in dynamic and vibrant New York City. If you are a software engineer looking to work in a fast-paced, innovative environment and make an impact in the media industry, we want to talk to you.”

Join The Fix and Post Politics

The Washington Post is seeking an energetic, experienced political reporter to join the team that produces The Fix and Post Politics. The ideal candidate will have smart, original ideas and a desire to tell them in visually innovative ways.

We are looking for someone with an unending curiosity about the people and policies that shape today’s political conversation. He or she will approach every day thinking about how to lead that conversation, whether through text, graphics, images, tweets, GIFs or other ways of telling stories and engaging readers. A sense of humor wouldn’t hurt.

Please send a resume, links to your five best stories and a sample for what you would do for The Fix on any given day to steven.ginsberg [at] washpost [dot] comchris.cillizza [at] washpost [dot] com or tracy.grant [at] washpost [dot] com by March 14.

 

Job opening for environment reporter

The Washington Post is looking for an environment reporter to join the National staff’s health, science and environment group.

The successful candidate will combine a keen interest in the subject with lucid writing and a relentless determination to keep The Post ahead on this wide-ranging and critically important beat. He or she must be quick to jump on breaking news, like the West Virginia chemical leak, and be adept at finding engaging new ways to illuminate ongoing controversies involving climate change, the use of public lands and the role of policy and politics. Experience writing about the environment or in science reporting is preferred but not a requirement.

The next environment reporter should be a digital and storytelling innovator, someone who is comfortable experimenting with narrative, analytical and accountability stories to bring alive a beat that can be highly technical. Just as important, the reporter must be able to collaborate with the many others in the newsroom who contribute to The Post’s environment coverage.

 If you’re interested, please contact Cameron Barr at cameron [dot] barr [at] washpost [dot] com, Laurie McGinley at laurie [dot] mcginley [at] washpost [dot] com or Tracy Grant at tracy [dot] grant [at] washpost [dot] com  by March 7.

Post seeking Capital Business Reporter

Capital Business, The Washington Post’s weekly regional business paper, is looking to hire a reporter to cover the region’s government contracting industry. This is a big beat, focusing on the local defense giants such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, as well as the area’s extensive information technology, government services and cybersecurity community. The ideal candidate would have experience covering federal procurement and business-related issues.

For this position, we’re looking for a creative and energetic journalist who thinks digitally first. Capital Business reporters write for the Web, the daily Washington Post and for the Capital Business weekly, and we strive to excel in all those mediums. We are also entrepreneurial and look for people who are comfortable experimenting with new ways to serve readers.

Please contact Dan Beyers at dan [dot] beyers at washpost [dot] com or Tracy Grant at tracy [dot] grant at washpost [dot] com by March 7.

 

Post seeks editor, writers for G.A. reporting team

The Washington Post is hiring an editor and several writers for a new General Assignment reporting team that will identify and pursue stories of the moment.

Reporters on the team, which will report to Justin Bank, should be comfortable handling multiple topics on a given day. We want stories that reflect, lead, or in some way serve the online conversation.

This group will be called on to do everything from highlighting a particularly newsworthy photo/video/graph to rounding up top-shelf reporting that can inform our readers on complicated topics. Reporters must have a demonstrated talent for taking advantage of social opportunities and the latest web tools. Original reporting and speedy execution is expected and will play a vital role in providing context amid the Internet chatter.

We need hungry reporters who want to write and think digitally. If interested please send a resume and links to clips to Justin.Bank AT washpost DOT com and Tracy.Grant AT washpost DOT com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Diversity and Inclusion is essential to The Washington Post. It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products, and services to our consumers.

Now Hiring: Post Metro Staff

The Washington Post’s Metro staff is expanding its digital presence to ensure that local readers get the most immediate news that affects their lives. There are openings for two positions:

LOCAL BLOGGER:

We are looking for a reporter and writer who will lead and sustain the local conversation. This person will post early and often, writing with voice and verve about the biggest local stories of every day and every hour. The successful candidate also will do original reporting, breaking news in the blog. We are looking for someone who understands the entire region — and what ties it together and keeps it apart. If you think you can help define this job and keep The Post as the leading voice of the region, we want to hear from you. Please apply to Mike Semel at Mike.semel AT washpost DOT com or Tracy Grant at Tracy.Grant AT washpost DOT com by  March 3.

BREAKING NEWS REPORTER:
We’re looking for someone to become our afternoon digital-focused breaking news reporter. The ideal candidate for this important position must possess digital knowledge of social media and aggregation as well as solid writing and reporting skills. On any given day, the breaking news reporter runs down crimes from across the region, keeps tabs on traffic and Metro delays and chases all manner of breaking news in all the areas we cover. He or she must be able to write quickly, report aggressively and, most importantly, possess a competitive drive to post breaking news before our competitors. This person would work from about noon to 8 p.m. Please apply to Mike Semel at Mike.semel AT washpost DOT com or Tracy Grant at Tracy.Grant AT washpost DOT com by  March 3.

Job opening: Post seeks a meteorologist/science writer

Position: Meteorologist/science writer, Washington Post

The Washington Post is seeking a meteorologist and/or experienced science writer to join its growing weather team, the Capital Weather Gang.


This person should have outstanding written and oral communication skills, weather forecasting ability and news judgment. He or she will play a pivotal role in expanding the Post’s web, blog, mobile, social media, video and print weather content, serving a Washington, D.C., national and international audience.


Experience writing and editing weather and related science content is required. The person should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, under deadline and on a flexible schedule, particularly during breaking weather news.

Required Skills/Experience

  • At least two years of professional weather/science communication work including blogging and/or feature writing
  • Use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • College degree in meteorology, atmospheric or related environmental/earth science; degree in non-scientific (e.g. journalism) field may be considered if candidate has gained relevant weather/climate science training/expertise elsewhere
  • The ability to write clear, clean prose conveying complex scientific concepts in plain English
  • Forecasting experience, including severe weather, hurricanes and snowstorms
  • A drive for delivering quality products in a timely manner
  • A passion for and commitment to audience engagement
  • Strong team player with desire to collaborate with others to develop a superior product


Desired Skills/Experience

  • Website development and computer programming
  • On-camera experience
  • Graphics editing and development
  • Photography and/or video production
  • Experience in journalism, communications or related field and/or substantial coursework
  • Knowledge of astronomy, climate change, environmental science and social sciences
  • Leadership/management ability and/or experience
  • Local knowledge of Washington, D.C. weather patterns


Salary commensurate with experience. 

Send resume and cover letter to Jason Samenow, Weather Editor, samenowj [AT] washpost DOT com.
Candidates should include links and/or attachments with at least two writing samples (required). Candidates with on-camera experience should include web links to digital examples of their work (optional).

Application deadline March 3.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Diversity and Inclusion is essential to The Washington Post. It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products, and services to our consumers.

Hiring Digital Photo Manager and Online Photo Editor

To apply, see job descriptions below:

Digital Manager/Photography Editor

The Washington Post seeks a full-time, experienced photography editor to work with the photography team and support the Senior Photo Editor for Digital Engagement.  The ideal candidate has excellent breaking-news judgment, strong organizational skills, and can generate engaging visual story ideas.  A passion for photography and visual narrative is required.  We are looking for a quick and effective problem solver who has stellar interpersonal and communication skills. This person will work all sections in the newsroom to generate digital photography content across platforms.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for gallery building, training others to build galleries, and maintaining our photography standards.  Candidate will monitor and update our social media photography accounts.  The schedule is Monday-Friday 11-7, with weekend, evening and early-morning hours occasionally required for breaking news.

Requirements

  • 5+ years photojournalism experience/ 2+ years management experience
  • B.A. or B.S. in journalism or related field
  • Exceptional photo editing skills
  • In-depth knowledge of image rights and permissions across all digital platforms
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience maintaining social media accounts
  • Experience working in content management system and Wordpress

Additional qualifications

  • An ability to work efficiently in high-profile, high pressure deadline environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and image management software
  • Audio and/or video editing experience preferred
  • Sufficient technical proficiency to work with technology teams to improve tools and processes

If interested, please contact Director of Photography MaryAnne Golon maryanne.golon [at] washpost dot com by March 1, 2014.

Online Photo Editor

The Washington Post seeks a full-time digital photography editor to work on our photography team.  We are looking for a candidate with strong news judgment, organizational skills and a passion for photography and visual narrative. 

Requirements

  • Edit and produce photos for the homepage and other areas of the website
  • Direct online photo coverage from daily news and from original Washington Post stories
  • Research and edit photos and build online photo galleries
  • Generate ideas for photo galleries and presentations
  • Writing skills for story summaries and captions preferred.

Additional qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in journalism or related field
  • Ability to produce and edit photo galleries
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and image management software
  • Professional knowledge of photo rights and permissions
  • Strong time management abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with editors in a variety of content areas
  • Efficiency in a high-pressure deadline oriented environment
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility and knowledge of photojournalism
  • Eagerness to work within a team environment to sustain an industry-leading news organization
  • Audio and/or video editing skills preferred

If interested, please contact MaryAnne Golon at maryanne.golon [at] washpost DOT com by March 1, 2014.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Diversity and inclusion are essential to The Washington Post.  It stimulates innovation, business growth and the connection to our community; which in turn ensures delivery of the best content, products and services to our consumers.