Announcement from Graphics Director Chiqui Esteban and Senior Graphics Editor Tim Meko:

We are excited to announce Armand Emamdjomeh’s promotion to Graphics assignment editor. In his new role, Armand will focus on assigning and editing graphics related to Business, Foreign and National Security.

Armand came to The Post in 2017 from the Los Angeles Times, where he was deputy director of data visualization. During his time as a graphics reporter, Armand has worked on some of the most ambitious projects the department has produced. In 2019, Armand was one of the graphics reporters involved with the interactive database detailing the shipment of billions of opioid pills between 2006 and 2014. He also developed a system to link large sets of original documents and stories that served as the foundation for The Afghanistan Papers. He produced engaging interactives showing how the nation’s growing diversity is changing our schools and how LeBron James passed Michael Jordan in the list of top NBA scorers.

A Baton Rouge native and proud LSU supporter, Armand always shows his Louisiana spirit – especially around Mardi Gras, when he orders king cakes to share with his colleagues. Armand earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Russian from the University of Southern California, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to Russian, he speaks Spanish and some Arabic and Farsi. An avid cook, he often ponders whether any given recipe can be made with duck instead.

Armand will start in his new role Feb. 24. Please join us in congratulating him.