Contractor - 3 months

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 18, 2019
Closes
Jul 31, 2019
Ref
JR-90270778
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

The Washington Post is building a platform that empowers publishers of all shapes and sizes to build the future of digital storytelling. We've combined our killer engineering team with The Post's world-class newsroom. Together we've created a platform for every type of user- readers, reporters, viewers, developers, editors,contributors… you get the picture.

The ideal candidate is a user-centered design expert who understands people - who they are, what motivates them, and how they interact with our suite of products.

The main focus is to create conceptual, forward looking prototypes for our suite of applications.
Responsibilities:
  • Focus on creating an intuitive user-experience for multiple enterprise applications
  • Create keynote presentations focused on the application prototypes
  • Gather user and project requirements to create conceptual wireframes, prototypes, and final designs for subscriber-facing and business-facing products
  • Design and specify details of user interfaces, interaction patterns, and information architecture
  • Communicate concepts and design rationale to project stakeholders
  • Contribute to a multidisciplinary team that can include developers, marketers, and product managers, to ship new products, features, and improvements based on business objectives, usability studies, and research metrics
Requirements/Qualifications:
  • A strong portfolio with a focus on visual design
  • Experience in executing and facilitating concept ideation, wire-framing, design iterations, and successful product launches across multiple platforms
  • Ability to prototype rapidly in a variety of mediums and levels of fidelity
  • Command of industry best practices in interaction design, usability and accessibility, and scalable,dynamic web and app interfaces
  • Experience using research and analytics to inform design
  • Advanced knowledge of tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, and other relevant software
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while staying organized and detail oriented
  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS/JS preferred

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