Digital News Designer

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Dec 17, 2021
Jun 14, 2022
Job Type
Full Time
Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced designer to join an award-winning team to drive innovative storytelling on some of our most ambitious journalism for digital readers. Story experiences will include creative designs for packages that include visual formats such as photography, illustration, and data visualizations, as well as longform text pieces. You will consider where and how the story will be distributed both on WSJ platforms and external platforms, adjusting the work as needed for various reader needs, for example on Google Amp or Apple News. You will build the designs with an eye toward using as many existing tools as possible, but also create your own modular and repeatable components.

This is a highly collaborative role on a team of news designers, information graphics experts, and news developers. We're looking for someone who is endlessly curious and comfortable at the intersection of journalism, design, and technology. We're looking for applicants who can build what they design, and design what they build. Depending on individual strengths, there will be opportunities for skills development where needed.

You will report to the Digital Design Editor. While you may start this job remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.

You will:
  • Work closely with the Digital Design Editor to prioritize stories that require special visual direction. Stories may range from faster turnaround to longer enterprise work.
  • Collaborate with reporters, editors and other visual journalists to generate ideas and build stories for digital audiences across WSJ platforms and external platforms.
  • Work quickly and efficiently when deadlines are tight. Some news stories may require working outside of regular office hours.
  • Demonstrate excellent news judgment and sound technical approaches.
  • Stay abreast, and ahead of, visual trends and techniques that can be applied to the evolving nature of digital storytelling.

You have:
  • At least three years of experience in an equivalent role, with a good understanding of news media and digital publishing.
  • Superior skills in interaction design, layout and typography across digital platforms.
  • Familiarity with best practices for building stories for mobile devices.
  • Experience with storyboarding, prototyping tools for designing visual stories. (Adobe XD, Sketch etc).
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, ai2html.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience with D3, React a plus.
  • At least one or two other specialties preferred, which might include illustration, data visualization, 3D, or cartography.
  • A passion for journalism and innovation.
  • LI-JA1-WSJ

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 28328

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