Graphic Artist

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The Seattle Times
Seattle, Wash.

https://www.seattletimes.com/
Date posted: Nov. 8, 2019

The Seattle Times is looking for a dynamic Graphic Artist to assist the Opinion team and be an integral part of the Times’ new “Save the Free Press” voice. As part of this team, you will create compelling data visuals for Opinion and other pages as it relates to the Save the Free Press Initiative. You should have a demonstrated ability to conceptualize ideas to make Opinion pieces more appealing with an eye toward making significant social impact and informing public policy. You should be able to produce innovative data graphics that can convey the key points in an argument or story. Secondarily, you will produce visual data and data storytelling for the times’ three public service community funded labs — Education, Traffic and Project Homeless.

Summary of Responsibilities:

This role calls for you to produce print and digital graphics (including interactive projects) which are effective across various coverage areas and platforms. You will be tasked with creating compelling visuals for our public-service initiatives and serve as a member of the Opinion board to offer constructive input on how to best represent a story or argument. Ideally, you are comfortable taking a multi-platform approach to tell stories in unfamiliar territory with clarity and impact to engage our readers.

Qualifications:

At least two years’ experience developing and producing graphics at a daily news organization required. Four-year degree (or a combination of equivalent work experience in a related role and education). This role calls for applicants who possess above-average research and visual design skills. In addition, you should be skilled with data journalism (and related) tools, such as Excel, SQL, R and Python. Finally, a minimum of one year of hands-on, professional experience with current web standards (CSS, JavaScript and relevant code libraries) is a must.

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