The Hired Guns are seeking a Design Director, Graphics, Video, and Photography to develop and produce exceptional data-forward visual journalism at a thriving digital news magazine for K-12 educators. This is a hybrid role requiring 1 to 2 days per week onsite in the greater DC area.
Salary range: $140,000 to $160,000 per year
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the company and why they need to hire you!
Are you an experienced editor with a talent for turning data and news into gorgeously interactive, visually compelling stories? A digital publication serving professionals in the K-12 education sector is hiring an experienced Design Director, Graphics, Video, and Photography. With an audience of teachers, principals, superintendents, and administrators, this outlet serves the news, opinions, spotlights, and features that educators and administrators care about most.
In this role, you will lead the visual coverage of major national news developments in the education space (there’s a LOT of that!) as well as run the design strategy and visual approach for the organization’s suite of products. You’ll come up with graphics, video, data visualization—your imagination’s the limit. You’ll answer directly to the Editor in Chief, work in collaboration with editors and reporters—and lead a team of designers, photographers, and videographers.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You are, at heart, a storyteller. You’re a strategic, creative editor who thinks visually. You’re agile and adept at planning and delivering high-impact graphics for digital newsrooms and/or educational organizations. You have experience in both journalism and user/audience development and are able to create compelling presentations for savvy audiences. Do you get a thrill out of data visualization? Nerd out over interactive maps? Talk to us!
Because of your strong leadership skills and collaborative spirit, you have overseen strategic, creative efforts to grow audiences through visuals in print, web, newsletters, and social media. Both a talented journalist and capable designer, you are able to convey complex information in visually compelling and unconventional ways.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this team!
This is a journalism job that may actually help change the world! By bringing compelling news packages and visual information to educators, you’ll be on the front lines of the fight to improve education for children across the U.S.
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.