ProPublica Editorial Experience Designer

remote 1 month ago
Full-time
You will be at the epicenter of one of the most exciting newsrooms in the country, building user experiences for some of the most important investigative journalism projects anywhere.

ProPublica is seeking a talented interactive designer to help us advance the design and UX of our main website and supporting editorial platforms.

You will be a part of our growing Design & Product team, focused on building forward-thinking site features and editorially driven products. You will be at the epicenter of one of the most exciting newsrooms in the country, building user experiences for some of the most important investigative journalism projects anywhere. Every day will be a chance to work in an environment where design is integral to the mission.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • The ability to take a design from initial sketches to finished web pages and digital products.
  • Experience prototyping interactivity and demonstrating design ideas to a group.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, and modern web design tools like Sass and JavaScript.
  • Mastery of common visual design tools, like Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, etc.
  • A proven track record iterating designs based on user needs and stakeholder feedback.
  • Solid knowledge of UX fundamentals.
  • Photography and illustration skills (preferred).
The ideal applicant cares deeply about editorial content and is a thoughtful, passionate advocate for the user. They are also organized and detail-oriented.

This position will report to our design director.

What you should send us:

Our application asks for a link to your portfolio. If you don't have a portfolio, please send links or screenshots of projects you've worked on and describe in detail how you contributed to them. Tell us what worked and what didn't, and how that fit into the context of what was needed for the project.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we've described above or who have important skills we haven't thought of. If that's you, don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or any other status protected under applicable law.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, you can apply using this form. We do not accept applications via email. We will begin reviewing applications as we receive them, but we will continue to consider candidates as long as the posting remains live on our site.

This is a full-time position that includes full benefits. We are based in New York City but open to remote candidates. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

No phone calls, please. Questions? Email david.sleight@propublica.org.

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About ProPublica

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust - and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account.

With a team of more than 100 dedicated journalists, ProPublica covers a range of topics including government and politics, business, criminal justice, the environment, education, health care, immigration, and technology. We focus on stories with the potential to spur real-world impact. Among other positive changes, our reporting has contributed to the passage of new laws; reversals of harmful policies and practices; and accountability for leaders at local, state and national levels.