Graphics Developer (Washington DC)

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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Do you stay up to date with the latest web, database, infrastructure, and development operations technologies, and also appreciate a good story?

Do you like to design systems, create tools, and build advanced web presentations?

Do you enjoy working with a dedicated and good-natured team?

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USA TODAY Graphics is searching for a Graphics Developer to join their two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning team.

You will work alongside a close-knit and dedicated crew of talented visual journalists telling stories that matter to readers, using the web as their medium. In this role you will work with other members of the team to develop novel story forms and critical infrastructure as well as reporting and publishing tools. You will develop new storytelling techniques for a variety of subjects and approaches: breaking news, visual investigations, explanatory graphics, data visualizations, and ambitious projects. Your work will help inform people all over the world. It may even save some lives.

We are seeking someone who can build anything and enjoys a good challenge. Our work is often the tip of the spear when it comes to storytelling innovation in our company. When we figure out things that work, we create systems and tools that make them easier to do it again, and for less technical people to use. Once we have something that we like, we often collaborate with our newsroom tools and product teams to make them available to even more users.

We often work on our own stories, but we also love working with partners at USA TODAY and the hundreds of local newsrooms in our network. You will have the space to dig into the stories you care about most, and a collaborative team to help you rise to your full potential. We love it when people bring their unique interests into our work, whether it be astronomy, sports, stocks, video games, wildlife, or anything else that makes you happy.

We think this is one of the best teams in journalism. We take our mission and culture seriously, but we have a lot of fun. We truly enjoy our jobs, respect each other, and maintain a strong core of people who have been working together for years - a rarity in an industry that can feel like a game of musical chairs.

This position requires the ability to work collaboratively and independently in a sometimes hectic and changing newsroom environment. It also requires navigating multiple changing platforms. A sense of humor can't hurt. We are looking for the right person, not a set of abilities, so if you think you would be a good fit, we encourage you to apply even if you do not have all the skills listed.

Here's a look at some of our work from the past couple of years:



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  • Develop web presentations and new story forms including interactive stories, data visualizations, trackers, web applications, visual investigations, 3D environments, and beyond.
  • Build and maintain critical infrastructure using the latest development operations approaches.
  • Research, design, and build systems and tools to help us get our work done.
  • Monitor world news as well as evolving industry concepts and methods.


  • Passion for the intersection of news, data, technology and design.
  • Excellent collaboration and communications skills.
  • Advanced technical ability including:
    • Development and presentation skills (e.g., Mapbox, D3, WebGL.)
    • Client and server-side development approaches (e.g., Svelte, NodeJS, Python.)
    • Automation, virtualization, and development operations (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud.)
    • Database experience (e.g., SQL, Postgres, Neo4J.)

Helpful, but not required:

  • Experience with data analysis languages/methods (e.g., Python, R, QGIS, statistical analysis.)
  • Other visual skills (e.g., motion graphics, illustration, interaction design, 3D modeling.)
  • User research and product skills: you need to understand your users to build good tools.
  • Experience with open-source intelligence, spatial analysis, and other investigative approaches.
  • Experience collaborating across departments including social, visual, and/or graphics teams.

Application Instructions:

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don't limit your upload to a resume; show us what you've done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

  1. Your resume - one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. Show us what you've produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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Please feel free to contact us via email (graphics at usatoday) or on Twitter if you have any questions!



Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at [email protected]

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