Unlike some traditional interactives desks, the News Lab will tell its own stories, top to bottom, as well as work with other desks in the newsroom to shape coverage. The News Lab will also develop storytelling tools, and evangelize for their use throughout the newsroom. A solid grasp of narrative, audience interests, visuals and UX are all prerequisites. Prior newsroom experience as a reporter or story editor is a plus, but not a requirement.
Qualified candidates for this position could have any number of titles on their resume: The ideal candidate will have experience in several newsroom fields.
To start, your team will include two data viz journalists, reporters and a photographer. You will also have an opportunity to hire at least one additional team member. Duties and Responsibilities Help to create the News Lab and define its place in our newsroom. Captivate readers and inspire the newsroom by telling great stories and showcasing the power of creative and thoughtful digital storytelling. In coordination with other senior editors, identify personnel and coverage areas for focused storytelling experimentation.
In coordination with other senior editors, manage and prioritize News Lab projects and the production of major stories. Develop replicable storytelling tools and techniques that can be used to enhance our daily and weekly work. Share successful storytelling experiments with the broader newsroom, create a structure that enables other desks to replicate those experiments.
Contribute to staff training programs. Stay up-to-date on developments in digital storytelling, and test out promising new approaches in the newsroom. Align priorities and projects with the Visuals, Digital and Product teams. Explore and showcase the full storytelling capabilities of the Arc CMS. Manage the News Lab team. A minimum of five years of newsroom experience. A passion and talent for digital storytelling, in the broadest sense of the phrase.
Sufficient technical grounding to capably manage developers. A solid handle on UX and digital design. A deep understanding of digital journalism and developments in digital storytelling. Strong communication skills and a record of effective cross-team collaboration. Please explain your role in each project.