Web Designer

Location
Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 19, 2017
Metro Area
Washington
Duration
Full Time

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Technical Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Proficiency in HTML5/CSS3/Javascript is preferred.
  • 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.

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