The Washington Post is looking for a design leader to create news applications on washingtonpost.com. This person will see beyond standard journalism forms to develop apps that push the boundaries of storytelling. The position calls for strong design and programming skills, but requires more than hands-on expertise - the successful candidate will demonstrate a vision for applications The Post can and should produce, and the leadership to make them happen. S/he will partner with editors and technologists to conceive and create tools that engage users with our content; current examples of apps in development include a polling interface and subject-based data visualizations.
Our digital design team is a highly-collaborative, studio-like group of specialists that encourages idea exploration through rapid prototyping and experimentation. Our mission is to design highest-quality online and mobile news experiences that increase audience and generate conversation. The news application designer must have a high professional standard and appreciation for the visibility and impact of The Post. Journalism experience is required. Our work is challenging and rewarding, and our success is measured by the millions of people we serve each day.
If you'd like to apply for this position, please contact Sarah Sampsel by August 1.