Were The Stimulus Checks A Mistake?

GETTY IMAGES It wasn’t long ago that the U.S. economy needed a shot in the arm. Millions of Americans had lost their jobs as the country shut itself down to slow the spread of a deadly virus. At the time, policymakers, advocates and economists agreed that Americans needed immediate relief — and so they quickly […]Read More

Are You A Woman Who Can’t Work From Home During

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT / GETTY IMAGES When people talk about changes in work and office culture brought on by the pandemic — whether it’s returning to the office, working from home or a combination of remote and in-person work — they often overlook one very important group: people who were never able to work […]Read More

Congress Found An Easy Way To Fix Child Poverty. Then

Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images Imagine the federal government could lift millions of American children out of poverty with a single program. That program would help parents put nutritious meals on the table, pay for school expenses and even save for kids’ college — all with no negative impact on the economy. You don’t have […]Read More

We’re Hiring A Senior Visual Journalist

FiveThirtyEight is seeking a kind, collaborative and creative Senior Visual Journalist to join our Interactives and Graphics team. Senior Visual Journalists are design leaders in the FiveThirtyEight newsroom. Though they serve primarily as individual contributors, they also amplify the work of the team by mentoring more junior visual journalists, thoughtfully giving and receiving feedback and […]Read More

We’re Hiring A Social Video Intern For Summer And Fall

FiveThirtyEight is seeking an intern to work with our video and social teams during the summer of 2022. We’re looking for a current student journalist or recent graduate who is enthusiastic about accuracy, clarity, video production and storytelling; who is adept at building and cultivating communities on platforms like TikTok or Instagram; and is interested […]Read More

We’re Hiring An Art And Design Intern For Summer And

FiveThirtyEight is hiring an Art and Design Intern for the summer and fall. Are you someone who loves using photography, illustration and design to tell a compelling story? Are you considering a career in visual journalism? The Art and Design Intern will work with FiveThirtyEight’s Senior Designer and story editors to make our stories as […]Read More

We’re Hiring An Associate Visual Journalist

UPDATE (March 29, 2022, 10:01 a.m.): We are no longer accepting applications for this position. FiveThirtyEight is seeking a kind and creative Associate Visual Journalist to join our Interactives and Graphics team. This entry-level position is ideal for recent graduates and career switchers, as it offers immediate access to the experience and mentorship necessary to […]Read More

We’re Hiring A Senior Editor For Interactives

FiveThirtyEight is seeking a thoughtful, energetic and ambitious Senior Editor for Interactives to help lead our interactive and visual journalism. Under the direction of the Deputy Editor, who heads the Interactives and Graphics team, the Senior Editor for Interactives will manage a subset of the Interactives team and its projects. This is a high-impact, interdisciplinary […]Read More

Democrats Helped Build The Social Safety Net. Why Are Many

Today’s Democrats fancy themselves as the party that trusts the evidence — wherever it might lead. This is why they invest heavily in science and technology and set up arms of government to translate that knowledge into action. But despite claiming to prioritize new ways of improving our society, Democrats don’t always act in ways […]Read More

What Democrats And Republicans Get Wrong About Inflation

Americans are pessimistic about one of the weirdest economies in recent memory, and their negativity is largely due to inflation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced today that prices increased 7.5 percent year-over-year in January 2022, the highest figure since 1982, and as such, more expensive milk, furniture and cars — and the fear that […]Read More