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Website National Geographic

We are hiring two Senior newsroom developers on our digital graphics team at National Geographic for a one-year contract. The Senior newsroom developers will work on stories like our Solar system in actionThe active sunHow L.A.’s urban tree canopy reveals hidden inequitiesYear in Pictures, and Last whalers. You can see a job description below.

If you’d like to apply, please forward your resume and a portfolio of relevant work to Kennedy Elliott at

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Senior Newsroom Developer
National Geographic – Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution

The Senior Newsroom Developer will guide the creative and technical development of visual stories and data graphics, with a significant focus on dynamic storytelling. This role will handle creative execution and development of some of our most ambitious visual projects and news graphics, as well as create and maintain team tools.

The ideal candidate will be able to create rich digital experiences and visualizations and demonstrate a mastery of front-end web development skills. We will consider candidates who have a strong leaning to either design, editorial reporting, data reporting, building databases, user experience, etc., but strong developer skills are a must.

The responsibilities of this position include:
Write elegant front-end code for digital projects, including immersive interactives, data graphics, and team tools
Concept, research, report, design, and develop data graphics and visual stories
Create digital tools for graphics team and help maintain our graphics template
Collaborate with editorial and visual teams to concept and pitch visual stories
Research and report data-centered stories

Knowledge and skills
Front-end web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
Data visualization development (d3.js, Adobe Illustrator, WebGL, etc.)
Data cleaning and digital tools development (Node.js, Python, etc.)
Familiarity with Git
Natural problem solver

Experience with any of these: journalism or related fields; data reporting; Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Illustrator in particular); GIS software and geospatial data
Strong design/UX sensibility
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Candidates local to Washington, D.C. are preferred, but we will also consider remote candidates

Education and experience
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
8+ years of experience