Interactives and Feature Developer

  • Job Description:
    This job is part code and part design. We're looking for someone who truly loves web-native storytelling, has an eye for beautiful things, and has the tech skills to combine the two. This person will bring FP's magazine features to life on the web, as well as enhance our long-form and multimedia storytelling. You'll also work with our web team on producing data visualizations and interactive maps. If you've got the ability and interest, we'd love for you to help build tools to make our newsroom work smarter. In this role, you are part of the newsroom, which is to say, you are a journalist and storyteller first. You'll help make editorial decisions about how stories are best displayed online, what works digitally, and what doesn't -- all the while ensuring that digital presentations function across multiple platforms. You'll also lead development on our signature packages, like our award-winning Global Thinkers. You'll leverage photography, illustrations, graphics, data visualizations, and video to create innovative and engaging visual packages on daily and weekly deadlines. You'll work with art directors and web editors to design individual stories, charts, and other content as needed.
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: Foreign Policy is a leading international source for global news, providing an evolving network of world-leading insights and analysis coupled with rapidly expanding original reporting. FP’s audience averages more than 2.4 million monthly readers, 40 percent of which come from outside the U.S. publishes upwards of twenty originally-reported articles and more than a dozen regular blogs and columns each day, while the print magazine publishes six issues annually and includes closely covered, often-cited features such as the annual 100 Leading Global Thinkers feature and special issues on themes from defense to emerging cities to the global economic crisis.
  • Company: Foreign Policy
  • Contact
  • Contact Name: Rebecca Frankel
  • How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, résumé, link to portfolio site, and a GitHub profile if you've got one. Send your materials to Rebecca Frankel at by June 30. No phone calls, please.
  • Job Requirements: Must Have: • Bachelor's degree • 3-5 years previous experience in a newsroom or in a storytelling role at a nonprofit or academic organization • Extensive experience using Adobe Creative Suite • Demonstrated expertise with HTML5, CSS3, Sass, version control (Git), JavaScript (extra points for experience with D3 or Raphaël) • The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, arriving at design solutions with fellow designers and non-designers alike • A demonstrated understanding of user experience • An interest in making data visually interesting and understandable Nice to Have: • Experience with native mobile and responsive design • Experience developing for WordPress • Experience in statistics, data analysis, or cartography • Experience designing for online presentation • Experience with best practices for web design • Experience with photo editing for news stories • Writing/editing experience • Video editing/motion graphics experience • A background in politics or international affairs
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