Front-End Designer

BY   March 27, 2017 at 2:16 PM EDT

PBS NewsHour is in search of a Front-End Designer to work with the digital team to design and build PBS NewsHour products and contribute to the overall creative direction of the brand.


  • Develop visual standards and create designs based on feedback from stakeholders.
  • Make use of reusable front-end frameworks.
    • Explore and prototype new products and interfaces that push PBS NewsHour forward.
  • Collaborate with a small team of designers, developers and editors to update and maintain PBS NewsHour’s digital products.
  • Partner with reporters to research and produce data visualizations on data-driven news stories.
  • Explore emerging technologies and services and assist with developing strategy for digital products.
  • Perform related special projects or other duties as assigned.




  • Proven ability to design web interfaces using flat design and other modern UX/UI principles.
  • Expert user of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, or other design applications.
  • Expert knowledge and proficiency in responsive design dealing with the challenges relating to different web browsers and mobile devices.
  • Expert knowledge and proficiency in HTML5, CSS required.
  • Some experience with JavaScript including libraries/tools, such as jQuery, Sass.
  • Ability to provide and receive creative critique.
  • Excellent organizational, project planning, presentation and time management skills with careful attention to detail needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to successfully perform in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities and deadline pressures.
  • An interest in journalism and public media.
  • Work occasional flexible hours to accommodate special news coverage and other deadlines.
  • Willingness to adapt to available company technology and resources.




  • College degree.
  • Experience in journalism desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a front-end designer.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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