Web & Graphics Editor

Better Government Association, Chicago, Illinois

Date Posted August 19, 2019
Industry Digital Media, Nonprofit
Specialty Investigative
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $45,000 - $55,000
Website http://www.bettergov.org


 BGA Web & Graphics Editor


The BGA is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that combines investigative journalism, advocacy and civic engagement to promote better government in Illinois. The BGA seeks a Web & Graphics Editor to lead our digital publishing and design efforts at our downtown Chicago office.

This position requires that you be comfortable with design and with code. You will be a key player in developing our full suite of digital products — our website, microsites, off-platform pages, and more. You will also manage presentation and publishing of our stories on our CMS.

This position  reports to the Vice President of Operations, but works closely with the Director of Investigations and Director of Policy, and their respective teams, building story packages and data visualizations for the web.

Ideally, you’ll have experience in digital storytelling and a passion for local journalism; you see it as your mission to work collaboratively with excellent reporters and analysts, creating powerful visuals and applications that increase the scope, comprehensibility and impact of our work.



Job responsibilities:

  1. Format and publish content in our CMS (currently Drupal 7); maintain site's performance and appearance
  2. Work closely and collaboratively to conceptualize, design, and publish digital news products, such as story packages, database applications and data visualizations
  3. Be a strategic partner in the development of our website and long-term data products
  4. Work closely with our engagement team to develop and execute strategies for digital audience engagement


Minimum qualifications:


Not required, but appreciated:


Please send cover letter, resume and three examples of work to Ernest Crowder at ecrowder@bettergov.org. No phone calls.

The Better Government Association is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veteran, and individuals with disabilities.





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