Infographics Editor

Date: 12/31/2012 Office/Department: Pioneer
Starting Wage: Stipend Supervisor: Editor
Openings: Yes Department Head: Editor

This position is open. Please read through the job description below. If you would like to apply, use the link at the bottom of this page.


FALL 2012


The Pioneer is looking for artists to provide companion artwork for articles in the form of info graphics (graphs, diagrams, etc.). These individuals should be comfortable working with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Experience with InDesign is also preferable. These artists will sometimes be asked to use their own creativity to come up with a suitable info graphic, and other times work with Section Editors and Production Associates to create a specific image.

Info graphic artists will be expected to contribute an info graphic for each issue. They should be available to work with the Production Manager, Production Associates, and Section Editors during production: Tuesday and Wednesday nights. They will receive a stipend.

Please email a word document with your responses to Applications accepted on a rolling basis; final deadline is midnight on Sunday, September 9, 2012.



Graduating class year:  

E-mail address: 

Mobile phone number: 

(These questions are for payroll purposes only and will not affect your application.)


In-state:          yes      no

Work-study    yes      no

  1. Why would you like to design graphics for the Pioneer?
  2. What experience do you have working with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign? Have you created graphics for a publication before?
  3. What other activities will you be involved in this semester?  How much time are you willing to devote weekly to the Pioneer?
  4. What are your ideas for info graphics on the following articles: a Sports article comparing Whitman men's basketball team with other teams in its conference, a Feature article about the average nightly caffeine intake of Whitties (with survey results that include class year and major), and a News article on rising textbook prices at the bookstore. Assume you have any data/statistics you might need, and remember that a good info graphic will be an eye-catching and creative supplement to the article.

Please attach several samples of artwork which best convey your talents with info graphics. If creating a graphic from scratch, please feel free to use an idea from question #4.

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