Interactive Graphics Editor

  • Job Description:
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a curious, energetic and creative Interactive Graphics Editor to report and illustrate complex and challenging scientific topics. The incumbent will pitch and develop useful, elegant, and compelling interactive explanatory graphics and data visualizations. The incumbent will create and maintain cutting-edge site features and applications that further enhance our interactive, social, dynamic user experience. In a content-driven, fast paced environment, the incumbent will create user features and performance optimizations; collaborate with product and project managers; collaborate with design, back-end and infrastructure teams; write scalable, reusable, highly performant, responsive front-end code. Minimum requirements: • Extensive university or college-level training leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience • A minimum of 5 years of experience creating and maintaining web applications with an emphasis on front end and javascript technologies • Experience in developing front-end javascript interactive graphics on a variety of deadlines • Experience and deep understanding of development with HTML and CSS • Experience with D3, JQuery, backbone, Angular or other visualization tools • Experience with back-end technologies (RoR, Django,PHP) • Practical knowledge of statistical analysis (SQL, R or other packages) • Experience of mobile-first development • Good understanding and design skills with Adobe Creative Suite • Some experience with Drupal and WordPress are a plus, as well as 3d applications and video FX and editing • Familiarity with design basics like typography, color and information architecture in a storytelling context • Experience in a news/information setting is a plus This person should work well in a team environment and be ready to initiate ideas and concepts for graphics, taking advantage of the available information and the unique approaches to visual storytelling that web technologies make possible. Candidates are expected to be able to see patterns in datasets and design original visualizations that bring clarity to complexity.
  • Position: Designer
  • Area of Focus: Illustration
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Region: Mid Atlantic
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: AAAS Mission The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals: Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public; Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use; Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise; Provide a voice for science on societal issues; Promote the responsible use of science in public policy; Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce; Foster education in science and technology for everyone; Increase public engagement with science and technology; and Advance international cooperation in science.
  • How to Apply: Please visit our job information website to get more information, and to apply to AAAS online. AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
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