Data and Graphics Journalist at the LA Times

  • 2021-01-20 5:49 PM
    Message # 9885722

    Join the hundreds of talented and innovative team members who are making an impact every day at California Times, incorporating Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, two of the most iconic media brands in the nation. Whether you love to tell compelling stories or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the Los Angeles Times team is the place to be.

    Job Description Summary

    The Los Angeles Times is seeking a data and graphics journalist to cover the newsroom’s top storylines.

    The reporter will tell visual stories, build data-driven applications and craft digital designs that will inform and engage our readers.

    Job Description

    They will be a leading player in the Data and Graphics Department, a team of reporters and computer programmers in The Times newsroom. Its journalism has attracted millions of readers, sparked government reforms and helped win some of our industry’s highest awards.

    Examples of its approach can be seen in coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, California’s perennial fire season, the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, our local elections, the deeper issues raised by recent protests and numerous other topics.

    Requirements:

    • Significant experience conceiving and developing data-driven work for the general public

    • Well versed in the fundamentals of computer programming, data visualization and digital design

    • Experience sketching and pitching visual ideas

    • Ready to lead a small team of their peers on a tough deadline 

    • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript

    • A track record building and deploying database-backed applications

    High standards are expected. Creativity, ambition and risk-taking are prized above all.

    All applications will be reviewed by a committee representing the department. Cover letters should introduce the team to your best work and demonstrate a specialized skill you would bring to the team, such as data analysis, 3D modeling or illustration. We also ask that you provide a short summary of the role you played in creating each work sample.

    The Times encourages candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply – we can’t produce great work without your voice.

    This position is classified as a Graphics and Data Journalist within the Los Angeles Times Guild. Occasional night and weekend work is required.

    The Times newsroom is currently working remotely. Candidates who live outside the Los Angeles area are encouraged to apply. Moving to the area is not a requirement for this position.

    Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter and work samples to Data and Graphics Editor Ben Welsh via the link on this page by Feb 26.

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    Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the Los Angeles Times!  We look forward to reviewing your application.


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