Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
Data, Design / Visual / Graphic, Web Design
Job Description Summary:
The San Diego Union-Tribune is looking for a full-time data and graphics journalist to join our small but highly-motivated graphics team. We’re looking for a visual storyteller to pitch, report and build data-driven packages and craft digital designs that will inform and engage our readers. The data and graphics journalist will work closely with reporters, editors, designers and developers on daily and long-term projects for our digital and print products.
Research, report and create self-generated information graphics projects for online and print.
Provide concise and well-designed data visualization solutions (charts, locator maps, etc.) for breaking news events.
Assist the newsroom (editors, reporters, and other graphics staff) with data research and analysis.
Strong news judgment and ethical standards.
At least two years of experience reporting and building data visualizations.
Experience collecting, interpreting and cleaning data.
Experience sketching and pitching visual ideas.
Familiarity with our standard design software:
Foundational understanding of layout, typography, and UX on all digital platforms.
Ability to work within the content management system to post visual assets.
Ability to turn around assignments on tight deadlines under difficult circumstances.
Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.
Preferred experience with:
Programming language for data analysis, such as R or Python.
mapping tools, such as QGIS, ArcGIS and Mapbox.
Datawrapper - online charting tool.
Ceros - online design platform.
Strongly recommend attaching portfolio or link it on resume.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
About The San Diego Union-Tribune
The San Diego Union-Tribune serves more people in more places on more platforms than any other media company in San Diego. Every week, the Union-Tribune reaches more than 96% of all San Diego County households by leveraging the combined strength of its integrated media portfolio: the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, the Union-Tribune; the region’s leading website, SanDiegoUnionTribune.com; the weekly entertainment guide, Night + Day; the entertainment and nightlife website, PacificSanDiego.com; Spanish-language product Hoy San Diego and additional home-delivered products.
Through its broad coverage of the community and its multiple media platforms serving all audiences across the region, the Union-Tribune delivers news, information and ideas that improve the quality of life of San Diegans and help make San Diego a better place.
At the San Diego Union-Tribune, we believe in opportunities for all. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. None of our applicants will be discriminated against based on disab...ility, genetics, or anything protected by federal, state, or local laws.
We’re committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for everyone. Our people come first. We value the views and ideas of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. We are passionate about safety, inclusivity, and diversity. It is our goal to create a space where everyone feels safe and welcome.
If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
If you're interested in an exciting career with a respected media company as we move towards a digital future, we invite you to explore what the Union-Tribune has to offer.