Data Visualization Editor

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette   Little Rock, AR   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 4, 2022
Working at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a unique opportunity in a challenged industry. The culture, commitment and fortitude in our newsroom just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, and want to be part of the team working to help shape the future of local news media, then this opportunity may be for you. 
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic data visualization editor. We’re looking for an individual who can take a complex data set and turn it into a compelling visual story for multi-platform use. The person in this role should be skilled at creating both static and interactive infographics, maps, charts, illustrations and databases. The data visualization editor will collaborate with editors, reporters and the web team on both quick-turn stories and long-term projects. This person will actively look for opportunities to use public information for data presentation.
The person in this role must be skilled using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Excel; as well as Datawrapper, Caspio, Google Sheets, Google Datastudio, or other digital visual statistical presentation tools and apps.
Job requirements:
EDUCATION: College degree in Art or Graphic Design preferred; High school diploma or GED required.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of related data graphic arts experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is privately owned and is the state’s primary source of daily journalism. It is an award-winning statewide newspaper that is succeeding in meeting the digital challenge.
Must be fully vaccinated by date of hire.  EOE.  Drug-free workplace.
Stacy Hawkins, Deputy Managing Editor/Production; (501) 918-4535