Editorial Designer


ProPublica is seeking a talented, versatile designer to advance the design and UX of our website and story presentations on a freelance basis.

You’ll work with our growing Design & Production group, collaborating directly with team members to develop the user experience of our website and create engaging presentations for our stories.

  • The ability to take designs 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).
  • 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.

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. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

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 how you contributed to them. Tell us what worked, what might not of, and how that fit into the context of what was needed for the project.

To apply, fill out the application form. Have questions? Email david.sleight@propublica.org.

The deadline to apply is June 13.

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