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Visual Journalist/Developer

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: BNA1103-1901


RFE/RL is looking for a Visual Journalist/Newsroom Developer to produce fantastic interactive visualizations as part of our Prague-based Digital Team. The person in this role will help produce visual narratives, while also collaborating with our small, dedicated team of visual journalists and others across RFE/RL. You’ll help bring ideas to life with code – everything from daily news graphics and visualizations to large-scale projects that advance the way we tell stories in the digital space. We're flexible on your exact skill set as long as you are a team player, curious, creative, and willing to learn. You’ll report to the Graphics and Data Editor in RFE/RL’s English-language Central Newsroom. Interested? Send your CV along with portfolio samples and a cover letter in English using the Apply button below.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and pitch visual story ideas.
  • Develop and execute visually led stories for daily, long-form, and breaking news, including interactive and static maps, charts and infographics. From conceptualization to delivery.
  • Collaborate with other visual journalists to refine standards and best practices for storytelling forms including data visualizations, interactives, photography, illustrations, and animations.
  • Acquire, curate, develop and edit data sets for infographics and interactives.

Requirements/Education

  • College degree or 3 or more years of Newsroom professional experience.

Experience

  • Proficiency in modern web development and data visualization tools and technologies and workflows (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git)
  • Combination of editing experience, data analysis (R, Python, Node, etc.), experience with more advanced JS libraries (React, three.js, etc),
  • Experience developing multimedia visualizations, with an online portfolio of recent projects/work
  • Mapping and graphics skills (Illustrator, AI2html, QGIS)
  • Should have experience working in news media

Skills

  • Someone who is highly motivated and enthusiastic about excellent visual journalism
  • Well-organized with the ability to generate original ideas consistently   
  • A quick learner, eager to adopt new tools and methods such as video editing and producing
  • Comfortable working collaboratively and individually, with the ability to multitask and prioritize with little supervision
  • Attention to detail, strong communication skills, and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced newsroom environment are crucial
  • Knowledge of Russian is an advantage

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Who we are ...

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international broadcast organization based in Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic. RFE/RL's programs -- via radio, the Internet, and television -- reach influential people in 22 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asian nations. RFE/RL's mission is to provide accurate and reliable news and information to domestic audiences in the local language. RFE/RL broadcasts in 26 languages and attracts more than 26 million weekly listeners and online visitors. With more than 400 journalists, 750 freelancers, and 17 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM).

RFE/RL Standards

RFE/RL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Positions at RFE/RL are considered Public Trust Positions, with appointment contingent upon the positive outcome of a background investigation.

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