I saw this job listing for a Visual Editor at the Science Desk of NPR. You might have to be in DC. Looks great.

Here's a description. More info on qualifications, etc. on the link below.


Job description

  • Act as a visual and thought leader on NPR’s Science Desk team. Grow, evolve, and define compelling multimedia for Science Desk digital content. Generate multimedia story ideas and develop signature multimedia features.
  • Serve as a mentor and editor for highly talented multimedia staff as they experiment and grow. Supervise and partner with Science Desk multimedia journalists, providing guidance, support and expertise on projects involving photography, illustration, animation, audio, music and video.
  • Supervise creation of visually compelling presentations using multiple media. May do any or all of the following: create original art, assign and edit stories, edit captions, pictures, audio, video, animation, and assemble the whole. Provide expertise and guidance on new software and emerging creative tools. Work with the Supervising Senior Producer for NPR Visuals to develop multimedia skills in the staff of NPR.
  • Select and supervise Science Desk multimedia interns.
  • Oversee and partner on desk visual staff and assignments. Work with the Supervising Senior Producer for NPR Visuals and the Supervising Senior Editor of the Science Desk to develop and implement standards and styles for NPR’s visual journalism.
  • Find, recruit and nurture highly talented freelance multimedia storytellers, illustrators and visual designers. Work with NPR Visuals and the Science Desk to identify, develop and maintain freelance sources of photography, graphics, animation, and video. Make, track and edit freelance photo, illustration, infographic, animation and video assignments. Handle freelance schedules, payments and contracts and monitor budgets.
  • Work under the Supervising Senior Editor of the Science Desk and Supervising Senior Producer for NPR Visuals. Also collaborate with NPR technical and business development teams.

Gretchen Halpert


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