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Interactive Graphics Editor

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.

Tenure-Track Faculty, Assistant or Associate Professor of Illustration

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is seeking an accomplished artist/educator to join our growing illustration program to fill a full-time tenure-track position beginning in the Fall of 2016 at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Our curriculum emphasizes the practice of drawing and painting from observation, in order to acquire depth of understanding beyond surface, and advance the development of personal voice. Since illustrators work with a wide range of media, we are looking for a flexible artist with professional expertise in any of the following areas: drawing and painting, printmaking, experimental and 3D work, narrative work of all kinds, as well as a working knowledge of current practices in digital media. Responsibilities: In addition to teaching 12 credits (currently three 4 credit) courses per semester, the faculty member will be expected to participate in student advising, curriculum development, committee work, various departmental activities and student reviews. An ideal candidate will be qualified to teach a variety of courses within the major, serve as an enthusiastic mentor, assist students in preparation for post-graduate experience and potentially teach on the graduate level. We also seek someone who will broaden the department's professional presence beyond the college community and issues of diversity. Established in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art was the first and remains the only freestanding public college of art and design in the United States. The college is nationally known for offering broad access to a quality professional arts education, accompanied by a strong general education in the liberal arts. A major cultural force in Boston, MassArt offers public programs of award winning, acclaimed exhibitions, lectures, and events. Starting date is September 2016. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Massachusetts College of Art and Design is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of under-represented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on Thursday, December 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Designer/Illustrator

Help lead the digital transformation of one of Seattle's most iconic media brands, driving key initiatives to optimize print while accelerating digital growth. The Seattle Times has an opening for a creative, energetic designer with illustration skills to join our visual team. We cover news and events that impact the people who live, work and care about Seattle and the surrounding region. In addition to providing excellent journalism, our team designs and maintains all platforms that publish it, from our daily paper to seattletimes.com. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working on deadline in a fast-paced environment. The designer will be responsible for designing daily pages and interactive projects as well as creating illustrations. The designer should be a self-starter who is able to think creatively and provide visual solutions to enhance our storytelling. What will you do? • Produce effective designs and illustrations (static and/or interactive) for daily and project use within the established style guidelines for various coverage areas on multiple platforms. • Must have an emphasis on: appropriateness of style, execution, clarity of visual storytelling, impact, concept, accuracy and a commitment to proofreading and editing all design work. • Take a multi-platform approach to design and storytelling and participate in the associated prototyping, storyboarding and planning endeavors. What will it take to be successful? • Knowledge of graphics and illustration tools such as Adobe CC Suite and experience with responsive web design techniques. • Demonstrated ability to take concepts and translate into visual storytelling images or interactive web pieces. • Experience with current web standards, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and relevant code libraries. • Established illustration styles • Ability to capture concepts in surprising and delightful ways • Ability to work in high pressure, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. • Strong attention to detail. • Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a team. Requirements • Knowledge of graphics and illustration tools such as Adobe Suite (Creative Cloud or older CS versions) • Experience with responsive web design techniques. • Demonstrated ability to take concepts and translate into visual storytelling images or interactive web pieces. • Experience with current web standards, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and relevant code libraries. • Established illustration styles • Ability to capture concepts in surprising and delightful ways • Ability to work in high pressure, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. • Experience/ familiarity with pagination systems and WordPress preferred

Art Director

National Journal Magazine relaunched last year as the premier outlet for thoughtful, smart, fun-to-read storytelling about Washington, politics, and policy. Along with our renewed commitment to beautifully crafted prose came a commitment to making sure that each issue of the magazine was beautifully designed and visually engaging. The magazine was redesigned with this goal in mind; we are now seeking an art director who can carry this vision forward. The art director will design each issue of the magazine, which is published 32 times per year. Responsibilities include: -Brainstorming, commissioning, and overseeing covers; -Recruiting and working with artists to create illustrations for both feature stories and our front of the book; -Working with our photo editor to make sure that each issue includes original, striking photography; -Working with our two production editors to ensure that the design for each issue is well-executed. ​The magazine recently received its first National Magazine Award nomination in 10 years, and its small team of editors and writers are determined to keep building on the improvements of the past year. In addition to excellent design skills, our ideal art director would come with a large rolodex of outstanding freelance artists and photographers who would help to enliven our pages--as well as an understanding of the long hours and sometimes-frenetic-atmosphere involved in putting out a weekly magazine. We would strongly prefer to hire someone who is based in our Washington office.

Assistant Art Director

Grist is seeking an Assistant Art Director who will provide daily creative support for our award-winning green-news website and related organizational projects. You will work directly with Grist's editorial staff, and will be responsible for various media including illustrations for articles, stand-alone images, and other projects. You must have a strong illustration portfolio, a well-developed sense of humor, and a willingness to have fun, play, and get creative -- all with an eye to meeting deadlines. Deadlines. Always deadlines. Responsibilities: You will be in charge of all images and other media that accompany Grist articles: Must be able to execute illustrations for articles in collaboration with editors and writers; Must have enthusiasm for all forms of editorial illustration -- cartoons, illustrations, infographics, photos, etc. Should be familiar with latest internet image language, from hot styles to meme-y photohacks; Will develop -- or even arrive with -- a growing database of artists you can call on to provide illustration or other support when necessary; Will be open to design direction and be able to adapt to Grist's evolving house style, and Will also have specific, growing design vision and ideas to implement and experiment with, especially in regard to special editorial projects and tools for storytelling (infographics, motion graphics, slideshows, timelines, videos, etc) You will also illustrate materials for marketing and development projects as requested by those departments, including illustrations for campaigns, T-shirts, annual reports, printed cards, etc. Consider it a fun 10% of the job, and as most of these deadlines are not same day, you will often get to collaborate with other illustrators, depending on the project, and some truly creative Gristers!

Art Intern

Art interns at Tikkun engage deeply with the question of how to illustrate articles about politics, social change, and spirituality. They work on our national nonprofit magazine and on our website, generating illustration ideas and conducting image research. They play a central role in finding imagery for use on our new multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily, which features regular photo essays and art galleries. In the art world these days, it is quite difficult to find images that are not only artistically strong but also have social content. We need images that critique the pretensions and cruelties of our materialistic and self-centered culture. We also need artwork about peace, spirituality, hope, and social transformation that is NOT sappy, corny, or part of a New Age aesthetic. Interns are encouraged to scour museums, galleries, artists' websites, and online image libraries to find these sorts of images. Art interns work on a part-time volunteer basis with the editors in Berkeley, where they develop relationships with freelance artists, obtain permission to reprint images, and brainstorm ways to illustrate the complex concepts often explored by articles in the magazine and on the magazine's website. Interns with strong art skills may also be encouraged to try their hand at creating original illustrations to be considered for publication in the magazine.

Art Director - Southern Living

Southern Living is currently seeking an experienced, motivated, and talented Art Director to join the magazine's editorial art team in Birmingham, AL. The art director will be responsible for the overall graphic look of the magazine, from photography and illustration to color, typography, and design. The position requires: Art directing photographers and designers on Food, Home, and Travel content. An understanding of food and food photography is imperative. Designing of features, departments, and covers as well as continuing to evolve the magazine's overall look. Sophisticated type sensibility. (Work samples should show this.) A self starter with and eye for detail and the ability to juggle multiple projects within a fast paced environment. Strong communication and leadership skills for both the art and edit teams.

Designer - This Old House

This Old House magazine is seeking a Designer to join our editorial team. The position reports to the Design Director, and is responsible for the design and management offront-of-the-book for both the print and tablet versions. The qualified candidate should have strong typographic skills, great attention to detail, a familiarity with illustrations (both conceptual and infographic), and the ability to shape a project from conception to completion in a timely fashion. This individual excels at working both independently as well as in a collaborative team environment. An interest in home-improvement is aplus. Please provide a pdf and samples of your work for consideration.

Designer

I'm starting a weekly, English language, Berliner size, newspaper in the Indian state of Kerala, India. I'm looking for a designer to help me in the initial phase. The pay is dirt if you are looking at designing a real newspaper from scratch, in a part of the world where the print media is still growing, this is it. I'm not looking for experience. Someone with a great sense of typography and want to try something new.

Sr. Art Director

ESPN is seeking a multifaceted, multitalented Sr. Art Director to join our Print and Digital design group in Bristol. The art director will work closely with the Digital and Print creative director to help define and develop new visual and typographic directions for ESPN The Magazine as well as a variety of digital initiatives including app and web design. Candidates should excel as hands-on designers, as managers and at ideation. Their sense of design and typography must be clean, classic and highly developed, with an inherent knowledge of the role it plays in defining a brand. They should have a deep interest in information graphics, illustration, photography--and sports. In this position, the art director is expected to be a leader within the department, manage illustrators and coordinate the work of freelance designers. The ability to conceptualize content and articulate it to co-workers, however, is perhaps the most valuable skill a candidate can possess. Essential Functions / Responsibilities • Designs pages, sets up templates and assigns illustrations. • Monitors, mentors and manages designers to ensure their work is forward-looking and cutting edge. • Applies ingenuity, creativity, analytical and organizational skills to identify and to develop the design and look and feel of print and digital products. • Manage and mentor assigned designers and illustrators to ensure designs are sophisticated, forward looking and cutting edge. • Supports a positive effective team atmosphere, sets clear expectations, schedules and direction. • Works closely with editorial staff in communicating various design strategies. • Oversee budgets, meets deadlines and controls creative and design quality. • Ensure adherence to established style guidelines for all assigned projects.

Data Visualization Designer

Young, fast-growing digital media startup seeks data visualization or UI designer. The position could be filled with contract work or a full-time hire, depending on talent and fit. We place a high value on versatility, passion, scrappiness, and a sense of urgency. Based in Raleigh, NC, but you can work remotely. Strong candidates should exhibit: -A proven track record in interface design or data visualization -Strong creative vision -Ability to analyze and interpret large data sets (some proprietary, some third party) -Comfort with rapid prototyping -Ability to communicate effectively with a developer -Excellent written and verbal communication skills -Strong project management skills -Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure -Strong organizational and problem-solving skills -Must work well in a team setting and independently Interested? Contact ellen@theEMRC.com.

Art Intern at Tikkun Magazine

Art interns at Tikkun engage deeply with the question of how to illustrate articles about politics, social change, and spirituality. They work on our national magazine and on our website, generating illustration ideas and conducting image research. They will play a central role in finding imagery for use on our new multimedia blog site, which is currently under construction. The site will feature regular photo essays and art galleries. In the art world these days, it is quite difficult to find images that are not only artistically strong but also have social content. We need images that critique the pretensions and cruelties of our materialistic and self-centered culture. We also need artwork about peace, spirituality, hope, and social transformation that is NOT sappy, corny, or part of a New Age aesthetic. Interns are encouraged to scour museums, galleries, artists' websites, and online image libraries to find these sorts of images. On the print side, the design process at Tikkun is a dynamic collaboration between the magazine's editors in Berkeley and the Design Action collective in Oakland. Art interns work on a part-time unpaid basis with the editors in Berkeley, where they develop relationships with freelance artists, obtain permission to reprint images, and brainstorm ways to illustrate the complex concepts often explored by articles in the magazine and on the magazine's website. Interns with strong art skills may also be encouraged to try their hand at creating original illustrations to be considered for publication in the magazine. Internships last a minimum of three months.