Vox announced on Thursday that Javier Zarracina will be joining the digital media company as its first graphics editor. Based in DC, Zarracina will begin at his new post on May 1.
“There are many, many stories that are best told through graphics, data visualizations, and interactives — and we want to build a world-class team to tell those stories,” said Ezra Klein, Vox’s editor-in-chief. “We’re thrilled to have Javier’s talents elevate our work in this space.”
Klein also tweeted:
So excited @JZarracina is joining Vox as our first graphics editor!
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) April 2, 2015
Most recently, the Spanish national served as graphics and data editor for the Los Angeles Times. Prior to that, he was the graphics director of The Boston Globe and was a member of the Pulitzer-winning team who covered the Boston Marathon bombing.
”Data visualization and information graphics aim to give context to the news, increase our audience’s understanding, and further our storytelling abilities,” said Zarracina. “I look forward to joining the team at Vox and leveraging a variety of graphics tools to reinforce Vox’s mission of explaining the news.”
According to a press release, Zarracina “will work closely” with their video team around motion graphic content development.