Confidential is a well-funded digital news startup preparing to launch in Washington, D.C. this fall. Our goal is to create a radically different publication, one that uses a distinct set of formats to deliver a nuanced and comprehensive view of the most important stories of the day.  We are hiring journalists excited to get in on the ground floor and help us shape our identity.

The Design Lead will be responsible for the visual identity of Confidential including: setting our data and graphics editorial agenda, overseeing our brand identity, overseeing our social platform visuals, and overseeing product design for our website and app. This role will set the standard for how we use and present data. An ideal candidate has managed data/graphics journalists and product design before and is an impactful content creator themselves. 

Responsibilities

  • Building out the capacity for data and graphics in the newsroom and hire accordingly  
  • Create and set the data and graphics editorial agenda
  • Set the standards for best practices for using and presenting data
  • Manage and develop a team of data graphics and other visual creators
  • Work with other section editors, the managing editor, and the Editor-in-Chief to shape the direction of the newsroom
  • Oversee product design and work closely with the product manager to direct the design of our website and app

Qualifications: 

  • Experience creating distinct and impactful data graphics
  • Experience managing a team
  • Experience working across the newsroom to help journalists tell stories using data
  • Illustrative experience (managing or creating) 
  • Experience working with or on a product team

Benefits: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic 5% Employer Contribution to 401(k) 
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental with a fully covered medical plan for families 
  • Vacation package + 10 sick days + company holidays 
  • Monthly cellphone, gym, and commuter stipend 
  • 3 months fully paid family leave 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Access to mental health resources

 

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