The Washington Post design team is expanding

We’re hiring an editor and five designers to join our team of award-winning visual journalists

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We are a team of more than 30 visual journalists who have a passion for storytelling and help elevate The Washington Post’s most ambitious projects. What makes us unique: We’re news designers and art directors who are equally infatuated with kerning and coding — while many organizations went in the direction of print hubs, splitting off production of the newspaper from digital operations, we handle story design and development across print, digital and social platforms.

In 2019, The Post was recognized as the World’s Best-Designed Digital News Experience by The Society for News Design, with judges noting: “The newsroom’s approach to visual storytelling . . . stretches design boundaries and uses new technologies to tell compelling, important stories.” In the previous five years, The Post was also twice a finalist for the World’s Best Designed Newspaper.

News designers

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.

How to apply

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.

Have questions about this position? Send us an email.

Design editor

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.

Likewise, our talented design editors are adept at developing, managing and mentoring our staff, fostering collaboration on projects throughout the newsroom and responding quickly when news breaks. We’re placing a premium on finding an editor who can continue to push our digital growth through feedback and hands-on work. The ideal candidate must have strong design and development skills, plus a proven ability to build impactful and inspiring digital presentations.

Our editors are also expected to make sure the department is continually adapting and seeking new opportunities for growth. Notwithstanding our current remote working situation, the position is based in the Washington newsroom and requires night and occasional weekend work.

How to apply

Those interested should upload a resume, cover letter on how they can help improve the department as well as a portfolio highlighting three projects (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.

Have questions about this position? Send us an email.

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