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.
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
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
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