Visualization and Data Internship - Los Angeles Times





JournalistDesignerUnspecified19/10/2015Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles, California, United StatesWebGLThree.jsVR ProgrammingJavascriptD3GraphicsPythonMapsData SkillsWebGL (three.js, etc.), VR programming, Javascript (D3. etc.), Animation, Python, Data analysis, Innovative mappingAre you a journalist+nerd+artist? Do you geek out on data, human visual perception or user experience? Do you excel at generating visualizations that inform and entertain? Then we have a place for you. The Los Angeles Times is looking for interns to join our Visualization and Data Department. Our expanding Visualization and Data team is on a mission to add diverse skills to our storytelling arsenal, including rich JavaScript visualizations, innovative motion graphics and games — all running on multiple types of devices. And that’s just the start. We’re also preparing for the future by experimenting in WebGL and VR. While the entire team is expected to produce the basics (maps, charts, etc.) and use common apps, we are looking for teammates that know where they want to specialize. This is no coffee-fetching internship. You will learn the finer points of mapping and charting as you work your way through multiple assignments. Your experience will culminate in a final, portfolio-worthy project that you conceive of, report and produce. Note that the Los Angeles Times has two separate departments in this digital space, with slightly different roles: Visualization and Data, which concentrates on breaking news, front-end development and print graphics, can be found at latimes.com/visuals/graphics/. The Data Desk, which concentrates on database, back-end and project development, can be found at datadesk.latimes.com. You're welcome to apply for either or both. These are paid internships and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late August, with rolling start dates to accommodate school schedules.Applyhttps://latimes.comNo