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POLITICO Published: November 12, 2017
Arlington, VA
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POLITICO is seeking a journalist experienced in infographics and data visualization who can explain complex policy issues and provide political context in the new Washington.

Your priority will be to report sophisticated data-driven stories that are relevant, informative and illuminating to a politically savvy and highly engaged audience. You’ll be responsible for weaving narratives and data into unique, original visual stories for enterprise projects and for our award-winning POLITICO magazine. You’ll be a conversational voice who can explain and illustrate complex policy areas. You’ll wrangle data from a wide range of sources and provide comprehensive analysis through charting or other visual forms. You’ll have many opportunities to take risks and experiment.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled journalist who can conceive of and execute high-impact visual stories, working independently and as part of a team. We want someone who can report, design and write graphics for the web, as well as print. You should be creative about story forms and have the tools to develop them.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4-6 years of experience in the field of information design
  • Experience in reporting, visualizing and coding
  • Experience working in a fast-paced news environment
  • Can research, analyze and comb through a data set to find unique stories
  • Savvy with data visualization tools
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex data points into visually compelling graphics in print and on the Web
  • Proficient in using the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop), HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Ability to prioritize multiple design projects

If interested, please send your resume and work samples to Katie Rice at [email protected]