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Interactive Newsroom Designer

Philadelphia, PA, USA ● Virtual Req #282
Friday, July 15, 2022
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a public benefit corporation owned by the nonprofit Lenfest Institute for Journalism. Together, we’re at the center of a critical mission to create a lasting future for ambitious, engaging, and useful local journalism. We’re doing this, in part, by deepening our connection with the communities we serve. Our integrated digital and print platforms are the Philadelphia region’s largest media network. We’re passionate about building a sustainable model for indispensable local journalism, and we take pride in finding diverse, dynamic, and talented individuals to help push our team forward.
Interactive Newsroom Designer

Job Summary

We’re looking for a designer and front-end developer to join the Interactives Desk at The Philadelphia Inquirer. We’re looking for someone to help us tell stories that are uniquely told, built around interactivity, occasionally living, and generally help shape the future of digital storytelling. 


What you’ll do

  • Design and build standalone interactive stories – from the initial idea to building the page through all the way to publication.

  • Pitch ideas for stories and help shape ideas that come from the newsroom.

  • Be an advocate for telling stories in unique and digital-forward formats within the newsroom.

  • Decide what topics and types of stories you want to focus on (except for elections - there are always elections). We’re not a service desk;
    we can cover any topic relevant to the Inquirer.

What you’ll need*

  • Design skills to be able to visually convey subjects to readers in a concise, well-designed, and appropriate way.

  • Experience with front-end development including HTML, CSS and Javascript.

  • Awareness, or experience, of React, D3 and Node.

  • Self-motivation, ability to meet deadlines, and adapt to change in a news environment.

  • Ability to QA and document your own work when required.

  • A high quality portfolio of work at any experience level


* If you only meet some of these requirements, apply anyway! There’s a lot of room to learn and be taught on the job.


Other Details

Candidates can be based in Philadelphia or work remotely from anywhere in the US. We’re a union shop and this position is in the Guild.

* We know not everyone reading this will fit exactly what we’ve described. We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, The Inquirer is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs*

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Virtual