• Senior Graphics and Data Visualization Reporter for Visual Investigations

    Additional Posting Locations 1 month ago(2/14/2019 3:22 PM)
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    Editorial - Video Producers/Editors
  • Overview

    The award-winning graphics and data visualization team at the Los Angeles Times seeks an experienced and ambitious journalist to help us lead visual investigations.


    We want to inform our audience and demonstrate how policies, climate change and natural disasters impact our physical world. We want to offer context and background to tragedies. And we want to tell the stories of the people affected.


    This is a new role on our team that will:

    • Apply the rigors of journalism to video and photographic evidence
    • Use public records laws to obtain videos, audio and photos for investigations
    • Research, analyze and construct data that enlighten and inform
    • Display a competitive drive, collaborative spirit and a proactive approach to daily work
    • Mentor and lead the team in visual investigations and deliver creative approaches to visual storytelling


    Minimum qualifications include:

    • A portfolio that shows a clear design sensibility, contains standalone graphics and visualizations and demonstrates an understanding storytelling on multiple platforms, especially mobile
    • Demonstrated use of satellite imagery and video evidence in daily or project-based journalism
    • Fluency with Adobe Illustrator and other Creative Cloud applications
    • An ability to put HTML, CSS and JavaScript to use nearly every day in a deadline-driven newsroom
    • Expertise in a favorite tool or programming language for data and GIS analysis
    • Eight to 10 years of professional journalism experience

    We’re especially excited by the skills, specialties and experience you could bring to the team, which might include:

    • Web and 3D modeling
    • Expert-level skills in QGIS/PostGIS/GDAL
    • AR/VR programming
    • Game design and programming
    • After Effects and animation experience
    • Sophisticated and thoughtful illustration

    This position is classified as Journalist Graphics & Data II and is included in the Los Angeles Times Guild.


    To apply, please send the following to Chris Keller at chris.keller@latimes.com by March 1:

    • A PDF cover letter outlining how you’ve used visual evidence to inform an audience and make journalism, the stories you want to tell and how you can improve our team
    • A one-page resume or CV that provides an overview of your work experience, education and skills, honors and awards
    • Links to your online portfolio
    • A quick outline of your best work, that highlights your process, what you are proud of, what you would improve and how you might follow up


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