Visual Journalist - Designer - Remote - US

News Sacramento, CA Remote, United States


McClatchy, the parent company of 30 news outlets around the country, including the Raleigh News & Observer, Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee and Kansas City Star, is seeking a Visual Journalist - Designer to help elevate the storytelling experience of our local enterprise and investigative stories leveraging innovative design and interactive web technologies. 


McClatchy, a national leader in digital media, is growing rapidly in the digital space and delivering award-winning journalism in innovative ways. We are experiencing the most transformative period in our history.

Come Join McClatchy – a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future!

Learn a little bit about us:


The journalist will be part of a new enterprise graphics team and is expected to provide support in every part of producing and publishing innovative journalism: design, illustration, storyboarding, research, reporting and writing. The journalist will play a large part of the story-creation process and must have a knack for creative solutions and working fast.


  • A passion for visual storytelling and a willingness to take risks. 
  • An excellent sense of visual design with a portfolio that will knock our socks off
  • Accomplished artist with exceptional fine art and illustration skills
  • Extensive experience creating infographics and visualizing data
  • Highly proficient with Adobe Creative Suites (primarily Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Ability to develop storyboards to visualize ideas quickly and effectively
  • Familiarity with cartographic applications using geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Intermediate experience with photography
  • Working knowledge of Adobe After Effects and experience with motion graphics
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • 3D modeling and 3D animation experience are a plus


  • Please submit your resume, a portfolio of your work, and a cover letter stating your interest in the position.





McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.