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Editorial Experience Designer

ProPublica is seeking a talented interactive designer to help us advance the design and UX of our editorial platform.

You will be a part of our growing Design & Production team, working on our main website and supporting editorial products. You will be at the epicenter of one of the most exciting newsrooms in the country, crafting forward-thinking user experiences for some of the most important investigative journalism anywhere. Every day will be a chance to work in an environment where design is integral to the mission.

Skills you should have:

  • The ability to take a design from initial sketches to finished web pages.
  • Experience prototyping interactivity and demonstrating design ideas to a group.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and modern web design tools like Sass and jQuery.
  • Mastery of common visual design tools (Photoshop, Sketch.app, etc).
  • Proven track record iterating designs based on user needs and stakeholder feedback.
  • Solid knowledge of UX fundamentals.
  • Photography and illustration skills are a plus.

The ideal applicant cares deeply about editorial content and is a thoughtful, passionate advocate for the user. They are also organized and detail-oriented.

What you should send us:

Send us a link to your portfolio. If you don't have a portfolio, please send links or screenshots of projects you've worked on and describe in detail how you contributed to them. Tell us what worked, what might not have, and how that fit into the context of what was needed for the project.

We know there are great candidates who won't fit everything we've described above, or who have important skills we haven't thought of. If that's you, don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our own staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

The position is based in our headquarters in New York City. This is a full time position, with benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. This is not a data journalism or reporting job, but will interact with both on a daily basis.

Fill out this form to apply. The deadline to apply is April 27 at midnight.

Have questions? Email david.sleight@propublica.org.

Want to know more about openings generally at ProPublica?

If this job doesn't sound right for you, we may have others that are. Here is where we list all of our jobs, and where you can sign up to be notified when there is an opening. Here are the various fellowships we offer for promising journalists who typically have less experience.

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