Part-Time Senior Designer, FiveThirtyEight

  • Job Description:
    The part-time Senior Designer assists the Art Director and Creative Director in the development of design and UX experience for the data journalism site, FiveThirtyEight. The Senior Designer will work with the creative team to produce visual companion to editorial narrative of the site, which may consist of illustration, design, video and photographic opportunities. The designer will also participate in the product development of the site, producing wireframes and prototypes to inform front-end style guides that improve the UX experience across desktop, tablet, and mobile platforms. This role requires broad knowledge and advanced skills in visual design, information architecture, user interface design, web standards, and a solid understanding of available client-side technologies, as well as an ability to work within a team of designers, editors, and developers to further brand recognition and editorial goals. This part-time position has a maximum of 29 hours per week, exact schedule to be worked out with the Manager. Responsibilities : Design inventive, innovative, original content for daily art. Works within the style guidelines set by the Creative Director. Prioritize content needs and assist in quality control. Have an awareness of and a curiosity around industry trends and current technology. Continually seek out and discover new talent who can elevate the ambition of the content group. Maintain good relationships with existing photographers, illustrators, designers. Be informed of the editorial schedule. Practice sound news judgment and understand design's role in effective storytelling. Participates in wire framing, UX, and testing processes for digital property across platforms, working closely with product teams. Participates in the development process for design, interface, interaction and experience related to respective products. Creative partner with product, content and technology. Fully embedded in the creative process, from conception to planning to hands on execution.
  • Position: Designer
  • Area of Focus: Design
  • City: New York City
  • Region: Northeast
  • About Our Company: Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.
  • Company: ESPN
  • How to Apply: https://jobs.espncareers.com/job/new-york/part-time-senior-designer-fivethirtyeight/5216/4155356
  • Job Requirements: Basic Qualifications : A minimum of 3 years of digital design experience or 4 years print experience within an editorial environment. Extensive knowledge of Adobe CS, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Deep understanding of user interface, interaction, design and front end design across platforms. Working knowledge of CSS, HTML 5, AfterEffects, Javascript, JQuery. Specific Knowledge/Skills/Experience: Well-versed and passionate about photography, illustration, and typography. Ability to wireframe prototypes for custom design, templates, and improved UX. Ability to concept and create in-house illustration. Creative thinker, resourceful, organized, detail-oriented. Preferred Qualifications : Working knowledge of CSS, HTML 5, AfterEffects, Javascript, JQuery. Experience in editorial environment, with ability to concept and participate in numerous editorial projects simultaneously. Required Education : High School Diploma Preferred Education : Bachelor’s Degree
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