Information Graphics Designer

Location
Washington
Posted
Apr 30, 2014
Closes
May 30, 2014
Contact
Irene Timm
Category
Design, Digital Media
Duration
Full Time
Position Summary:
The Information Graphics Designer is a member of the Pew Research Center's Core department. This position is primarily responsible for creating user-centric information graphics, social media-friendly digital products and online data visualizations. The Information Graphics Designer is a visual storyteller who can examine large, statistical data sets and create clear, compelling online layouts, images and interactive features that can stand on their own or complement research studies and blog posts. Candidates must be proficient in Adobe CS tools (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, and show a portfolio that demonstrates information design and data visualization acuity. This position reports to the Art Director.

Primary Responsibilities:
Design and develop digital information graphics under Art Director’s guidance.

Work with demographers, survey researchers, economists, programmers and editors to conceptualize and produce accurate, compelling visual data narratives in a variety of digital formats.

Work with developers to conceptualize and design interactive graphic features and digital tools for presentation on a variety of devices (desktop, mobile, etc.)

Work with digital team and Art Director to define information architecture, navigation, labeling, and visual design for digital products.

Create promotional graphics and find/photo edit images to use on Pew Research websites and social media accounts.

Stay up-to-date with trends in visual communication, especially web design standards and data visualization and analysis.

Produce all work to meet the highest standards of data presentation, visual design and Pew Research Center style.

Education/Training/Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design with emphasis on Journalism or related equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Minimum 2-5 years experience or equivalent work in graphic design or infographics.

Experience in statistics, data analysis, or cartography a plus.

Experience designing for online presentation.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Extensive experience using Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and principles of responsive design.

Excellent editorial judgment and proven ability to design high-quality charts, graphics, and other visual material.

Strong customer service orientation and ability to consistently work well with others and ability to build and maintain strong relationships with researchers and other stakeholders across the Center.

Strong analytic abilities to capture and illustrate the essence of data for a lay audience.

Knowledge of statistical analysis tools (SPSS, R, Tableau) and Javascript libraries (such as Highcharts, Jvector maps, Mapbox) a plus.

Must be highly organized with strong attention to detail with ability to work independently, multi-task, prioritize and deliver against tight deadlines with minimal guidance.


Application Procedure:
Applicants should email a complete resume, cover letter (indicating where you learned of the opening), work samples (as emails or link to online portfolio), and salary expectation to careers@pewresearch.org.

Responses can also be mailed to:
Human Resources
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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