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Graphic Artist

Help forge the visual identity of the Northwest’s leading news operation, putting your innovative storytelling skills to use across multiple platforms. The Seattle Times, winner of 10 Pulitzer Prizes, has an opening for a creative, energetic Graphic Artist to join our community-funded news initiatives, Project Homeless and Education Lab. You’ll become part of a values-driven team, practicing public-service journalism with an eye toward achieving significant social impacts and informing public policy.

Please note this is a grant-funded position; we anticipate at least one year of funding, with the possibility of renewal.

 

Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and execute print and digital graphics and interactive projects.
  • Produce effective data visualizations (static and/or interactive) for daily and project use within the established style guidelines for various coverage areas on multiple platforms.
  • Collaborate with Project Homeless and Education Lab reporters, editors and visual journalists on innovative and practical solutions for readers/viewers.
  • Emphasize appropriateness of style, execution, clarity of visual storytelling, impact, concept, accuracy and a commitment to proofreading and editing all design work.
  • Take a multi-platform approach to design and storytelling and participate in the associated prototyping, storyboarding and planning endeavors.

 

Qualifications

If your profile doesn’t match this job description exactly, you may still be a candidate for this position. Please let us know how your skills and experience relate to the role and its objectives.

  • Experience:
    • Must have one to two years’ work experience with responsive web design techniques.
    • Minimum one year of experience with current web standards, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and relevant code libraries.
    • At least one year of experience Demonstrated ability to take concepts and translate into visual storytelling images or interactive web pieces
  • Knowledge of graphics and illustration tools such as Adobe Suite (Creative Cloud or older CS versions)
  • Experience with data journalism and associated tools, such as Excel, SQL, R and Python is desirable.
  • Experience/ familiarity with pagination systems and WordPress preferred.
  • Established illustration styles are a plus
  • Ability to capture concepts in surprising and delightful ways
  • Demonstrated ability to take concepts and translate into visual storytelling images or interactive web pieces.
  • Strong communications skills, whether coaching, enlisting support, building teams or negotiating among multiple stakeholders (1-2 years’ experience).
  • Background in education, issues surrounding homelessness or other related social issues a plus.
  • Respect for a plurality of perspectives, identities and experiences in the Northwest.
  • Committed to ensure that diverse communities see themselves and their concerns represented in our work.

 

This position is a union-affiliated role and requires union dues be paid on a monthly basis.

 

Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.

 

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