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USA TODAY Summer 2019 Interactive Graphics Internship – Mclean, VA

McLean, VA, USA Req #6188
Thursday, December 20, 2018


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USA TODAY Summer 2019 Interactive Graphics Internship – Mclean, VA

USA TODAY is looking for visual journalists to join their Pulitzer Prize winning Graphics desk. You will find stories and present them using the web as your medium. You will inform modem audiences in easily understood, visually interesting ways using words, animations, maps, diagrams, charts, interactive experiences and emerging story forms. You will work both independently and collaboratively on stories of all kinds, from your own ambitious ideas to our biggest enterprise work and investigations. Work may range from quick-turn graphics produced in less than a day to longer-range projects.  


The ideal candidate will excel at telling stories with data, presenting information in visually compelling ways that appeal to mobile-focused audiences. This staffer should be skilled at analyzing and synthesizing data, creating visual elements with graphic design software and code. You will be expected to evaluate sources of all kinds, work with complex data, evaluate it quickly, and get it right - accuracy of work is a must.  


You will... 


You must... 

  • Care about our audience, and our mission to inform.   
  • Be flexible, have optimistic attitude, an open mind, and lots of ideas.  
  • Have excellent verbal, written, and visual communications skills.  
  • Be comfortable working quickly, independently, and in tight collaboration, with hard deadlines.  
  • Have superior research, reporting, and editing skills.  
  • Be able to develop and evaluate sources of all kinds.  
  • Be familiar with the web as a medium - this means HTML, CSS and JS.  



Extra credit for... 

  • Experience working in media, especially online journalism.  
  • Experience with Data-scraping and statistical analysis languages like Python, R, and QGIS.  
  • Experience with Database technologies such as SQL, Postgres, Couchbase, etc.  
  • Familiarity with data visualization software and libraries, including Mapbox, D3, three.js, etc. 
  • Experience in 3D modeling, mapping, photography, videography, emerging technology.  
  • Comfort with GitHub.



We need someone with the creative and technical skills to do the work. But we also want someone with a watchdog reporter's sensibility -- who is comfortable questioning authority, whose curiosity won't let her/him take "no" for an answer and who is hungry to try new things. 


If this sounds like you, please apply including a resume and samples from the projects you are most proud of.  




The USA TODAY NETWORK provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Other details

  • Job Family Intern
  • Job Function General Administration
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • McLean, VA, USA