U.S. News & World Report has an immediate opening for a Web Designer. This position requires an excellent eye for design, coupled with a keen ability to understand user needs, behaviors, and motivations. You should have strong Photoshop/Illustrator skills and be comfortable with HTML/CSS. Strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines are also required.
*Participate in the requirements definition process with Product Management, Tech, and other key stakeholders
*Work with engineering counterparts as needed to clarify requirements and solve design challenges
*Create wireframes, high-fidelity mock-ups, usage scenarios, specifications, navigation maps, and other UI design documents
*Work with sales and marketing to create banner ads, microsites and other sales collateral
Assist in user research and requirements gathering
*Excellent graphic design skills (Illustrator, Photoshop)
*Proficient with HTML and CSS
*Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously
*An online portfolio of your work
Why you want this job…
*Your work matters. The design work you do here will have a direct impact on our bottom line and your opinions will help shape products used by thousands of people every day.
*Variety. U.S. News has dozens of products. One week you could be working on our college rankings and the next week creating an ad campaign for a Fortune 500 company.
*Exposure. We have a high traffic site and each month your work will be seen by millions of people.
*Great work environment. You will have talented co-workers to learn from, keep sane hours, and have interesting projects to work on.
Work will be done on-site at our offices in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC.
The U.S. News UX/Design team plays a lead role in product development across the company. We take pride and ownership in our work and are passionate about creating solid, user-centered design. Our ideal candidate will be able to contribute immediately and will both learn from us and teach us a few new things.
Compensation based on experience.
We are offering a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, vision and 401(k) plan. Please submit a resume, cover letter and your portfolio to be considered.