Graphics Director, Opinion

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Job Description

The Graphics Director for Opinion leads our efforts to report and visualize information across political, social and cultural themes, often in the service of argument or perspective.

Responsibilities include:
  • Driving Opinion's graphic journalism strategy by guiding the development of stories that make smart and innovative use of data and visuals
  • Managing a team of journalists and graphics specialists to execute the Opinion visual journalism strategy; providing regular feedback and supporting ongoing development
  • Providing editorial, visual and technical guidance to team members and direct reports
  • Conceptualizing, reporting, designing and executing data journalism pieces for publication
  • Guiding the design and technical aspects of visual production and data visualization
  • Maintaining best journalistic practices for data usage
  • Collaborating across the Opinion department to explore visual possibilities with other journalists, writers, and columnists
  • Exploring new visual formats; pursuing fresh approaches to graphical storytelling

This position reports to the Deputy Opinion Editor

  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in Media Studies, or related
  • 10 years of experience in graphics or visual journalism
  • Management experience preferred
  • Must have experience in/with: data journalism; Data visualization; Graphic presentation; Media and journalism management; Coding: JavaScript, CSS, data analysis languages; and systems knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

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