Art Director, The Upshot

Posted 22-09-2014, offered

The Upshot, David Leonhardt's new data journalism project, is seeking an experienced art director to direct and develop the digital, cross-platform presentation of the publication, including illustrations, photography, interactive graphics and video/multimedia.

The art director will work collaboratively with the project's other visual journalists, including interactive graphics editors and the photo editor, to ensure the best visual display for articles, posts, interactives and other material; will participate in the conception and development of new multimedia projects; and will also help provide a vision for, and guide, future site redesigns. S/he will also assign freelance illustrators and, if possible, directly create original illustrations for the site.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished art director or multimedia editor with demonstrated strengths in four categories; a deft, detail-oriented manager with impeccable news judgment and a strong interest in economics, data and technology and how they intersect with current affairs; an exceptional sense of typographic hierarchy; experience assigning Illustration; and an advocate for the highest standards in journalistic ethics and accuracy.

This position requires a fluency in Web publishing, preferably with 3-5 years experience. The candidate should have a refined sense of design and great enthusiasm for the potential of the online medium to communicate ideas. Illustration skills are a plus.

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