Graphics editor

National Geographic

We are seeking a Graphics editor for our digital graphics team at National Geographic for a one-year contract. The Graphics editor 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

Graphics Editor/Interactive Storytelling
National Geographic – Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution

The Graphics Editor/Interactive Storytelling will guide the creative and technical development of visual stories and data graphics with a significant focus on data reporting and visual thinking. This role will be involved in all phases of digital projects, and will collaborate with a diverse team of designers, editors, product owners, and developers. The Graphics Editor will work on a variety of visual projects, including news graphics, feature stories, and immersive interactives.

The ideal candidate has solid news judgment and visual literacy, and be able to create visualizations with design tools and/or basic front-end development skills. We will consider candidates who have a strong leaning to either front-end development, visualization, design, data reporting, user experience, etc., but editorial judgment and visualization skills are a must.

The responsibilities of this position include:
Concept, research, report, design, and develop data graphics and visual stories
Coordinate with news teams to anticipate upcoming news coverage
Collaborate with editorial and visual teams to concept and pitch visual stories
Research and report data-centered stories

Knowledge and skills
Basic front-end web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
Some data visualization development (D3.js, WebGL, etc.)
Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Illustrator in particular)
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Experience in journalism or related fields
Data reporting
Strong design/UX sensibility
Candidates local to Washington, D.C. are preferred, but we will also consider remote candidates

Education and experience
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
2-5 years of experience