Graphics Reporter/Designer

Location
Washington
Posted
May 27, 2010
Closes
Jun 26, 2010
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
This is a hybrid position for an ambitious visual journalist. In addition to producing graphics, the role offers opportunities for developing online, Flash-based features. Potential applicants should posses strong skills in research and reporting, have an interest in working with large amounts of data, and also have experience in news design or interactive graphics development.

The graphics reporter/designer's responsibilities include:
-Work closely with editors and reporters to identify potential graphics projects.
-Collaborate with reporters on research and compilation of necessary data and source material.
-Organize data and sketch potential concepts for both magazine and online presentation, working closely with editors and producers.
-Produce graphics in fast-paced environment on deadline.
-Create interactive Flash graphics for the Web site.
-Help devise styles and templates for online and print graphics.
-Work with multimedia producers on video and other multimedia projects by providing graphics support for banners, graphics or other design elements.
-Create "cover page" designs for top stories on our web site.
-Design special project landing pages on our web site for multimedia features and graphics.
-Seek out and implement innovative visualization techniques to produce visually striking projects.


QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate is someone with at least a year or two experience creating news-based information graphics for a magazine, newspaper or web site. This individual should be good with numbers, inquisitive, and interested in politics, government and new media technologies.

-Familiarity with the following software: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Excel, and Flash. Experience with specialty mapping software, such as ArcView, or statistical analysis software would be a plus.
-Experience with Adobe After Effects motion graphics software would be a big plus.
-Experience with web design technologies such as HTML, CSS, Flash, Javascript, etc.

Please apply online at www.atlanticmediacompany.com.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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