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Journalism + Technology + People

 

I’ve been working at the intersection of communications, design and technology for more than 12 years. I’ve been an editor and writer, a director of technology, a designer, a team leader, and a product manager. Regardless of roles and titles, I’m happiest when I’m digging into important problems with smart people — and helping my team do their best work.

I currently lead a visual storytelling team at The Washington Post. Before that, I was the design director for the Institute for Nonprofit News. Our product team worked to support independent journalism organizations in a number of ways: building and supporting open source tools, publishing extensive documentation, and offering consulting and web development. In 2015, I managed the redesign of INN’s visual identity.

Previously, I was the director of news technology for MinnPost, where I managed web development and design, led our news apps team, and took the lead on strategic digital projects. Before that I was an editor and video producer for Experience Life magazine.

I believe in challenging assumptions, user-driven design, hiring people who are smarter than me, helping others do their best work, and leaving things better than I found them. Outside of work, I read tarot, lift heavy things, listen to true crime podcasts, study human behavior, and try to read at least a book a week.

CONTACT

If you want to get in touch, just send an email to krhinck@gmail.com. You can also find me @kaeti.