News Developer/Data Visualization Programmer
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Center for Public Integrity is seeking a newsroom developer and data visualization programmer to create bespoke and templated interactive news graphics and data-driven visualizations, and build news apps. The news developer will work with Center journalists and the digital team to produce visual journalism for publicintegrity.org, ICIJ.org, and our other digital platforms. The ideal candidate will be motivated by translating great journalism for the screen to enhance audience understanding and engagement. S/he will likewise bring an innovative approach to story presentation and be a creative troubleshooter.
This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a congenial workplace, an extraordinarily compelling mission, and a setting filled with dynamic ideas, engaging personalities, and game-changing journalism.
The Center for Public Integrity is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds with excellent investigative journalism skills. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities and Expectations:
- Visualizing, developing, producing and implementing interactive and visual journalism – including interactive news graphics, data-driven visualizations, and news apps -- to enhance user engagement;
- Developing new methods of digital storytelling for investigative journalism;
- Working with editors, reporters, and data analysts to ensure the Center’s investigations are being presented and explained visually.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
- Motivated by translating great journalism for the screen to enhance audience understanding and engagement.
- Experience in both analyzing and visualizing datasets.
- Data collection and analysis using APIs.
- Innate understanding of how to explain complex news stories visually.
- Thorough grounding in current best practices in user experience, digital content design, and web development standards.
- Designing, prototyping and creating wireframes.
- Experience with responsive/adaptive design techniques, particularly CSS3 media queries, for both mobile and embeddable widget design.
- Experience with GIS or mapping, using tools such as Google Maps API or Leaflet, QGIS or ArcGIS, GeoJSON or TopoJSON, or GDAL
- Understanding how front-end design integrates with back-end architecture.
- Experience working with and managing Git repositories.
- Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Approachable and collaborative with a willingness to learn as well as to teach.
- Demonstrated expertise in various aspects of online journalism – including social media, SEO, and content management.
- Graphics background a plus.
- Sound news judgment and passion for investigative and watchdog reporting.
- Experience creating Twig templates is highly preferred
- Experience working with PHP and Node.js.; bonus points for experience with Symfony and/or Express.
- Experience managing CSS through a preprocessor (LESS, SASS,etc.) is highly preferred.
- Experience with manipulating SVG using D3.js, Ractive or similar is highly preferred.
- Non-supervisory position.
- Some evening/weekend work occasionally required.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include links to examples of your work, your portfolio or a GitHub profile. Please put the job title in the subject line.
About The Center for Public Integrity
The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Our mission: To enhance democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism. The Center won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism and has also been honored for its work by Sigma Delta Chi, the White House Correspondents Association, the Overseas Press Club, Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.