Data/Visual Journalist

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
  • Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 31

Position description

RFE/RL is seeking a visual journalist to join the Central Newsroom’s digital unit. The candidate will bring stories from our broadcast region to life, through graphics, data, and/or code, whether the topic is breaking news, or a long-term package. S/he will create visual content such as news graphics, data visualizations, and microsites. The candidate will be expected to regularly pitch their own stories, relevant to RFE/RL’s broadcast region and mission.

This is a hybrid editorial/design role, so the ideal candidate has a minimum of 2 years working on visual storytelling projects for digital news media organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Create online visual content such as news graphics/videos, interactives, longform storytelling projects, and design elements for feature content.
  • Works closely with writers, editors and other designers to create visual projects under tight deadlines.
  • Be able to handle visual projects from pitch to publishing on RFE/RL’s digital platforms.
  • Versed in social media best practices, such as appropriate sizes of visual content on Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Stay current on latest digital storytelling methods.

Qualifications

  • A portfolio that supports a minimum of 2 years of professional experience at a news organization in a visual journalism capacity.
  • Sharp editorial acumen, and attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with current events and the news cycle in RFE/RL’s broadcast region.
  • Highly motivated and well-organized with the ability to generate original ideas consistently.
  • Excellent teamwork and the ability to multitask and prioritize with little supervision.
  • Expertise in graphic design using programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Experience publishing on social media platforms, especially on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Experience with CMSes.

Nice To Have, But Not Required

  • Front-end web development and data visualization skills utilizing:
    • HTML5, CSS (and preprocessors such as SASS), javascript
    • Static site generation, using build tools such as Gulp, Webpack or Grunt
    • Responsive web design
    • Visualization libraries such as D3
  • Experience with motion graphics and video storytelling using tools such as Adobe After Effects.
  • Fluency in another language from RFE/RL’s broadcast region.

Education

  • Educated in Graphic Design, Coding, Journalism or a related field (BA Bachelor degree desirable).

Languages

  • English

Application instructions

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