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Data Visualizer

*Right now, WhoWhatWhy is only offering volunteer positions with the possibility of compensation as we grow. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are not willing to volunteer with us for this role.*

The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer Data Visualizer. You will be responsible for designing charts, graphics and conceptualizations that help convey the message and data within WhoWhatWhy articles.

Who We Are

We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.  


You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 5-8 hours a week.  Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email. All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that outlines your experience and skillset, and shows that you have studied what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position.


  • Proven experience working with Photoshop, Google Docs and design software such as Illustrator
  • The ability to work in a virtual team environment
  • Some awareness of copyright issues
  • Ability to work independently
  • A creative mindset


  • Design charts and graphs to complement stories
  • Understand which stories require which visualizations of data, and deliver the products in a compelling way
  • Work well with different team members to satisfy different data aspects of projects


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