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Motion Graphics Storyteller

Julio Negronby on Jan 13, 2017
The Washington Post
Washington, DC, United States
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Job Category
Animation : Motion Graphics
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary
Experience Required
3+ Years
Job Description
The Washington Post is seeking experienced motion graphics storytellers for its growing video team. The successful candidate has experience crafting stories using mixed-media and 2D/3D animation techniques. Motion graphics storytellers pitch, develop and execute their own stories and work with editors and reporters in the newsroom to bring difficult-to-explain concepts to life. The ideal candidate reports out a story in an elegant and entertaining fashion. Multiple positions available each focusing on a different subject (World, Opinions, General).
The successful candidate has a mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator) and exceptional design and typography skills. Candidates  should be able to function as independent journalists, gathering the facts needed for a motion graphics story—then write/storyboard their idea into a graphics-driven narrative.
Washington Post graphics storytellers have at least three years’ experience in a high-pressure newsroom environment, strong news judgment, familiarity with search and SEO best practices, strong writing skills and experience writing news stories, and a record of excellence in new media, social media and emerging platforms.
Washington Post video graphics storytellers are proficient in managing social media efforts and online community development, participate in daily news and enterprise meetings, monitor analytics and perform other duties as assigned. Must be available to work all shifts. If interested, please email cover letter, resume and links to recent work with the subject line "Motion Graphics Storyteller: YOUR NAME" to Julio Negron (, Osman Malik ( or Tracy Grant ( by January 20.
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