Graphics and Data Visualization Reporter

Los Angeles Times, El Segundo, California

Date PostedJanuary 03, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time

The award-winning graphics and data visualization team at the Los Angeles Times is growing. We’re hoping your skills, experience and creativity when it comes to the visual presentation of sports and entertainment will take us to new heights.

You’ll be joining a team that has committed to collaboration, equality and helping each other grow through honest feedback. We work hard to hit ambitious deadlines and strive to improve with each published piece.

Our work ranges from serious to fun. We aim to offer our audience a delightful experience and a chance to learn something new.

You’ll be a great addition to the team if you:

  • Have experience crafting storytelling experiences on the web
  • Care about the accuracy of your work and know when you need to be precise
  • Want to improve your skills in a collaborative environment and want to make our team better
  • Are curious, energetic and thoughtful about presenting complex information visually

We make space and time to learn on the job, but we aim to move fast. So there are some minimum qualifications and experience. We’d like to see:

  • A portfolio that shows a clear design sensibility, contains standalone graphics and visualizations and demonstrates an understanding storytelling on multiple platforms, especially mobile
  • Fluency with Adobe Illustrator and other Creative Cloud applications
  • An ability to put HTML, CSS and JavaScript to use nearly every day in a deadline-driven newsroom
  • Expertise in a favorite tool or programming language for data and GIS analysis
  • Two to three years of professional experience in journalism, computer science or gaming

But we’re more excited by the skills and specialties you will bring to the team, which might include:

  • Web and 3D modeling
  • AR/VR programming
  • Game design and programming
  • After Effects and animation experience
  • Sophisticated and thoughtful illustration

This position is classified as Journalist Graphics & Data and is included in the Los Angeles Times Guild.

To apply please send the following to Chris Keller at by Jan. 21:

  • A PDF cover letter outlining what stories you want to tell, why you think these stories are – at their core – visual and how you can improve our team
  • A one-page resume or CV that provides an overview of your work experience, education and skills, honors and awards
  • Links to your online portfolio
  • A quick outline of your best piece, highlighting what you are proud of, what you would improve or how you could follow up

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