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Visual Editor, Interactive Storytelling – National Geographic

Job ID 10088227 Location Washington, DC, United States Business Disney Entertainment Television Date posted Jun. 26, 2024
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Job Summary:

National Geographic is looking for a Visual Editor to join the Interactive Storytelling team. This role will work across the National Geographic’s verticals to pitch, edit and execute visual narratives and interactive formats, including long-form storytelling, immersive maps, games, 3D visualizations, and emerging storytelling forms. The Visual Editor collaborate with our award-winning team of developers, designers, cartographers, illustrators and photographers. This role requires a team player and creative thinker with a deep understanding of what is technically possible to drive greater user engagement with our digital experiences.

What You Will Do

  • Identify and pitch visual story ideas and execute them in partnership with digital editors, developers and graphics editors.
  • Partner with the Design, Cartography, Graphics, Video and Photography teams to refine standards and best practices for storytelling forms including data visualizations, games, long-form visual narratives, photo features, and other interactive experiences.
  • Apply audience analytics to inform design choices and support the user journey across Nat Geo content, on- and off-platform.
  • Serve as user-experience advocate across the Creative Department, coaching print-focused designers and graphic artists on how to best translate graphics to a digital context

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 6 years of experience conceptualizing and creating interactive storytelling on digital platforms.
  • You have solid visual storytelling and data journalism experience gained within a newsroom or editorial setting.
  • You have a portfolio of published work that demonstrates your skills in research, reporting, story development and execution of a visual storytelling concept.
  • You understand the needs of a digital audience, user experience design, and are always asking: “how will I engage the audience”?
  • You’re comfortable working collaboratively, individually and with cross-functional teams. We are seeking a self-starter, but not a lone wolf.
  • You are an excellent communicator and feel as comfortable walking through a visual pitch with editors as you do coaching a graphics editor on wireframing an interactive design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • We’re flexible on your exact skillset as long as you bring curiosity and willingness to learn. But you will ideally have some combination of editing experience, art direction, product design, user experience and prototyping skills (Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, etc.), mapping and graphics skills (Illustrator, AI2html, QGIS), and development and visualization skills (HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery, d3, three.js or other visualization libraries).
  • Familiarity with UX research and testing methodologies, and prototyping software.

Education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

Additional Information

Please include a link to your reel/portfolio within your resume.


The hiring range for this position in Washington, D.C. is $92,800 to $124,400 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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About Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television’s creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television’s programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children’s & family categories.

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The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

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