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Graphics Editor, Interactive Storytelling

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10013769 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Apr. 12, 2022

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Department/Group Overview:

The Graphics Editor/Interactive Storytelling will guide the creative and technical development of visual stories and data graphics with a significant focus on data reporting and visual thinking. This role will be involved in all phases of digital projects, and will collaborate with a diverse team of designers, editors, product owners, and developers. The Graphics Editor will work on a variety of visual projects, including news graphics, feature stories, and immersive interactives.

Job Summary:

The ideal candidate has solid news judgment and visual literacy, and be able to create visualizations with design tools and/or basic front-end development skills. We will consider candidates who have a strong leaning to either front-end development, visualization, design, data reporting, user experience, etc., but editorial judgment and visualization skills are a must.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Concept, research, report, design, and develop data graphics and visual stories
  • Coordinate with news teams to anticipate upcoming news coverage
  • Collaborate with editorial and visual teams to concept and pitch visual stories
  • Research and report data-centered stories

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in data visualization, front-end development, and/or a newsroom.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in journalism or related fields
  • Data reporting (i.e. interpreting data and datasets, and/or using statistics and mathematics to understand the central part of the story)
  • Strong design/UX sensibility
  • Candidates local to Washington, D.C. are preferred, but we will also consider remote candidates

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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