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Graphics Reporter, The Wall Street Journal - NYC

Dow Jones
Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000
Closing date
Nov 28, 2023

Job Details

Graphics Reporter

Locations: NYC 

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an experienced Graphics Reporter to drive creative and informative storytelling primarily for our print newspaper audience, with some digital crossover as needed. You will work on both fast-turnaround and longer-term news and enterprise projects that span a number of coverage areas, such as markets, finance, business, politics, technology, health and science. You will bring your own strong ideas and work with other visual journalists, editors and reporters to create information-rich news graphics in a variety of formats that might include data visualizations, cartography, 3D and illustration.  We're looking for someone who is endlessly curious and collaborative. 

You will:

  • Identify graphics opportunities for the top stories of the day.
  • Report, research and create graphics that can vary in scope, from a smart bar chart to a full page layout.
  • Work closely with reporters and editors on assignments.
  • Think broadly about the opportunities provided by different visual formats, as well as approaches that are appropriate for deadlines.
  • Work with digital teams to use the same source material when graphics require unique digital and print treatments.
  • Convert your graphics into digital formats using AI2HTML when required.
  • Help transform an idea that was originally digital into a print experience.
  • Work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Contribute to the overall excellence of WSJ print graphics through diligence in your own work and checking the work of your colleagues.

You have:

  • Prior experience in a newsroom and a good understanding of business news.
  • Excellent visual journalism skills, including demonstrable design knowledge in areas such as layout, typography and color.
  • Fluency with Adobe tools.
  • Experience with AI2HTML.
  • At least one or two specialties that might include illustration, 3D or data visualization.
  • Strong cartography skills are a big bonus.
  • An interest in data journalism and associated tools, such as Excel, SQL, R and Python.
  • A creative vision and willingness to share and collaborate on new ideas.
  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks or skills.

This role will be aligned with print deadlines and will require Sunday and evening shifts. You will be based in our New York office, reporting to the visual editor.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and examples of your work.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: Editorial/Journalism
Union Status: Union role
Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.  As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.  The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce


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