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ProPublica is seeking a talented interactive designer to help us advance the design and UX of our editorial platform.

You will be a part of our growing Design & Production team, working on our main website and supporting editorial products. You will be at the epicenter of one of the most exciting newsrooms in the country, crafting forward-thinking user experiences for some of the most important investigative journalism anywhere. Every day will be a chance to work in an environment where design is integral to the mission.

Skills you should have:

  • The ability to take a design from initial sketches to finished web pages.
  • Experience prototyping interactivity and demonstrating design ideas to a group.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and modern web design tools like Sass and jQuery.
  • Mastery of common visual design tools (Photoshop, Sketch.app, etc).
  • Proven track record iterating designs based on user needs and stakeholder feedback.
  • Solid knowledge of UX fundamentals.
  • Photography and illustration skills are a plus.

The ideal applicant cares deeply about editorial content and is a thoughtful, passionate advocate for the user. They are also organized and detail-oriented.

What you should send us:

Send us a link to your portfolio. If you don’t have a portfolio, please send links or screenshots of projects you’ve worked on and describe in detail how you contributed to them. Tell us what worked, what might not have, and how that fit into the context of what was needed for the project.

We know there are great candidates who won’t fit everything we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our own staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

The position is based in our headquarters in New York City. This is a full time position, with benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. This is not a data journalism or reporting job, but will interact with both on a daily basis.


Want to know more about openings generally at ProPublica?

If this job doesn’t sound right for you, we may have others that are. Here is where we list all of our jobs, and where you can sign up to be notified when there is an opening. Here are the various fellowships we offer for promising journalists who typically have less experience.

About Us

The Mission
To expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism to spur reform through the sustained spotlighting of wrongdoing.

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account.

With a team of more than 75 dedicated journalists, ProPublica covers a range of topics including government and politics, business, criminal justice, the environment, education, health care, immigration, and technology. We focus on stories with the potential to spur real-world impact. Among other positive changes, our reporting has contributed to the passage of new laws; reversals of harmful policies and practices; and accountability for leaders at local, state and national levels.

Investigative journalism requires a great deal of time and resources, and many newsrooms can no longer afford to take on this kind of deep-dive reporting. As a nonprofit, ProPublica’s work is powered primarily through donations. The vast bulk of the money we spend goes directly into world-class, award-winning journalism. We are committed to uncovering the truth, no matter how long it takes or how much it costs, and we practice transparent financial reporting so donors know how their dollars are spent.

ProPublica was founded in 2007-2008 with the belief that investigative journalism is critical to our democracy. Our staff remains dedicated to carrying forward the important work of exposing corruption, informing the public about complex issues, and using the power of investigative journalism to spur reform.

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Have questions? Email david.sleight@propublica.org.

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