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Graphics and Data Journalist at Los Angeles Times in El Segundo, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Join the hundreds of talented and innovative team members who are making an impact every day at one of the most iconic media brands in the nation. Whether you love to tell compelling stories or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the Los Angeles Times team is the place to be.

Job Description Summary

The Los Angeles Times is seeking a graphics and data journalist to cover the newsroom’s top storylines.

The journalist will partner with reporters and editors across the newsroom to tell visual stories that inform and engage our readers.

Job Description

This role is with the Data and Graphics Department, a team of reporters and computer programmers in The Times’ newsroom that works to collect, organize, analyze and present structured data. Its journalism has attracted millions of readers, sparked sweeping government reforms and helped win some of our industry’s highest awards.

The department’s graphics reporting group was recently reformed to more aggressively respond to the news. Examples of its approach can be seen in coverage of a deadly boat fire, methods to prepare for fire season, the state’s affordable housing crisis and a restrictive new law aimed at the homeless


  • Experience conceiving and developing visual stories for the general public

  • Well-versed in the fundamentals of data visualization; HTML and JavaScript experience is presumed

  • Creativity, ambition and delivery on deadline is prized

  • Comfortable adapting to the shifting priorities that modern journalism necessitates

  • A positive self-starter, capable of performing under pressure and making good decisions, particularly during peak hours

  • Minimum of two years’ experience with a data and graphics team

This position is classified as a Graphics and Data Journalist within the Los Angeles Times Guild and is based in our El Segundo, Calif. Occasional night and weekend work is required.

Qualified applicants should upload a resume, cover letter and work samples or links to Data and Graphics Editor Ben Welsh and Assistant Managing Editor Len De Groot at the apply link. Please note, the opportunity to attach additional documents appears on the third screen, and is labelled “Upload.”

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the Los Angeles Times!  We look forward to reviewing your application.