Education Week is looking for a versatile and creative Web Designer to help oversee a comprehensive and ambitious redesign of edweek.org.
Education Week is America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Published by the independent, nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education (EPE). Education Week is a digital-first news operation with a 35-year track record in print and online journalism.
We cultivate an all-hands-on-deck environment where ideas are encouraged from all levels of the organization. We pride ourselves on creating a challenging, vibrant, innovative, and exceptionally collaborative community.
Now is an exciting time to join Education Week as we embark on a project to transform our online presence and continue to expand our digital storytelling.
We are looking for a Web Designer who keeps up with best practices in digital news design, but also comes with fresh ideas for presenting journalism to a diverse audience who uses a range of devices and platforms. Candidates should have a strong understanding of good user experience. Experience with multimedia journalism is a plus.
The Web Designer will:
- Help set the design direction of edweek.org, as well as our channels and online products.
- Develop concepts and designs for edweek.org that meet editorial and organizational objectives.
- Participate in an extensive effort to revamp edweek.org, which includes updates to the website’s backend systems.
- Work in partnership with our Creative Director and visual staff to ensure cohesion across different platforms.
- Working closely with developers on the implementation of designs.
- Work with a dynamic newsroom on interactive news features and/or data visualizations, if appropriate.
- Bachelor's degree in graphic design or fields related to web design and 5+ years related experience, preferably in a news/media/information organization.
- Awareness of trends and best practices in designing for a content-heavy website.
- Ability to work collaboratively across different departments.
- Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Experience with multimedia journalism and data visualization is a plus.
- Interest in and knowledge of education policy is a plus.
- Expert-level skill with Adobe Creative Suite is required.
- Demonstrable UX and UI design skills, including the ability to create wireframes, is required.
- Experience with responsive design is required.
- Working knowledge of LESS/SASS is a plus.
- Experience with jQuery is a plus.
- Experience with conducting usability studies is a plus.
EPE is located in Bethesda, MD., a vibrant suburb of Washington, D.C., within walking distance to the Metro subway, and adjacent to the Capital Crescent Trail. We offer a competitive benefits package including generous health and dental insurance plans, a 401(k) retirement plan, and an on-site gym. We offer a collegial work environment where all employees have the opportunity to learn and grow professionally.