Interactive Designer

The Interactive Designer will design stand-alone interactive editorial projects, expand our existing design system and design new PBS NewsHour digital products. They will translate those designs to HTML/CSS/SCSS.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design smart, engaging web experiences.
  • Prepare wireframes and concepts.
  • Propose digital presentations for editorial projects.
  • Create charts, maps and other daily news presentations.
  • Collaborate with the broadcast graphics and editorial teams.
  • Maintain, propose and update features on existing site.
  • Translate your design in HTML/CSS/SCSS.
  • Work with designers and engineers to implement and deploy sites.
  • Perform related special projects or other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Expert knowledge of responsive web design standards
  • Solid understanding of WordPress theme and plugin architecture.
  • Front-end development experience with JavaScript
  • Expert with HTML/CSS/SCSS
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational, project planning, presentation and time management skills with careful attention to detail needed.
  • An interest in journalism and public media.
  • Preferred experience with:
  • NodeJS or similar technologies.
  • Human interface guidelines and best practices on iOS and Android.
EDUCATION
  • College degree in computer programming or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a web designer.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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