Web Designer - National Journal

Location
Washington
Posted
Dec 03, 2013
Closes
Jan 02, 2014
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
About National Journal

For more than four decades, National Journal has been the trusted Washington source of information, insight, and analysis on the policy, politics, and people shaping the business of government and the agenda of the nation.

With its smart, substantive, nonpartisan viewpoint, National Journal has a standing meeting with the decision-making class, reaching key audiences on Capitol Hill, the White House, and with the influential private sector.

National Journal’s media portfolio includes 24/7 online coverage, a daily print chronicle of Congress, a forward-thinking weekly magazine, and live events delving into the latest policy challenges.

Job Description

National Journal Group is seeking a media savvy Web Designer to join its digital product team. Working under the direction of National Journal’s digital design lead, this individual will coordinate with product managers, editors, sales and technology staff to produce design concepts and solutions for the National Journal Group’s diverse portfolio of online products. The ideal candidate will have a strong user-interface design focus and an understanding of user-interface standards, information architecture, and digital best practices.

Responsibilities Include:

•Develop compelling and crisp design concepts for National Journal’s websites and email products
•Propose design solutions to the company’s senior leaders
•Work with a cross-functional team of product managers, editors, sales staff and technology staff to define and execute against an aggressive digital strategy
•Create and refine various design deliverables including wireframes, mock ups, user flows, site maps and style guides
•Work closely with technology team to ensure feasibility and scalability of design
•A roll-up-your sleeves attitude; willing to tackle projects both large and small with enthusiasm

Qualifications of Ideal Candidate:

•2+ years professional experience in an online visual design role, supported by relevant academic training
•Experience designing both large-scale initiatives and quick-turnaround website, email and on-brand advertising/promotional projects
•Experience creating designs from conception through launch
•Proficiency with common web technologies including AJAX, HTML5 and responsive design, XML and CSS. Familiarity with compatibility and cross-platform issues related to the major browsers and operating systems
•Demonstrated skill/experience in information architecture
•Proficiency in full Adobe Creative Suite
•Excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize , strong attention to detail, comfortable presenting to senior staff
•Combination of in-house and agency experience preferred
•All applicants should be prepared to present a portfolio of their previous work as part of the interview process

Core Attributes:

•Force of Ideas -- At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
•Spirit of Generosity -- Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

In addition to a resume and cover letter, please include a URL to an online portfolio that features your best ideas and designs.

To apply, please visit us online at www.atlanticmedia.com.
Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.