The Boston Globe
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Digital News Designer/Developer

Post Date:Dec 16, 2019Type:Full time
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Location: United States - Massachusetts - Boston Job Reference:
Job Description:

The Boston Globe is hiring two newsroom developers to work with an award-winning team of data journalists and developers. We need versatile, creative, and fast team players who enjoys working on a diverse array of stories. You will work with reporters, editors, photographers and videographers to tell visual stories for one of the most engaged metro audiences in the country. 

What you will do:

  • Build stunning digital presentations for a variety of newsroom projects
  • Tell stories through smart UX, graphics, maps, data visualization, and other creative forms of storytelling
  • Help develop and upgrade tooling and templates
  • Design prototypes and build custom presentations for large investigative projects 
  • Work with the audience engagement team to understand the Boston Globe reader’s needs and incorporate them into your designs
  • Evaluate stories and reporter ideas for visual and presentation possibilities
  • Design and execute daily digital and print graphics according to Globe style
  • Assess the team’s design templates and update them when needed

Minimum of two years’ working in a news designer/developer role

Strong digital design experience with a good command of modern UI/UX principles, typography, and web accessibility guidelines

Fluency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; working knowledge of After Effects, InVision, Sketch, and SketchUp

Comfort working with libraries like D3 and Leaflet, and mapping software like QGIS/ArcGIS. Knowledge of Google Earth Studio is a bonus.

Strong knowledge of modern HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Familiarity with Stylus/Sass is a plus.

Some experience with Python or R. We tend to write web scrapers in Python and analyze data in R, but we realize there is no one true way. We mostly care about getting the job done.

Comfort working individually as well as multiple teams on deadline and ability to balance short-term and long-term projects

Desire to learn new skills and adapt quickly to newsroom needs

Send us a portfolio of your strongest work.

We realize that not everybody will check all the boxes we’ve outlined above, and some may have skills that are not listed here but are incredibly valuable. So please apply; we want to hear from you!

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Contact Information
The Boston Globe
Heather Hopp-Bruce
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
United States
Ph: 6179293373
Fax: 6179293373

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