Blue State Digital: Information Architect (Junior or Mid-level)

Posted by | October 20, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: New York, NY, or Washington, DC

URL: http://www.bluestatedigital.com

Blue State Digital, a strategic consulting firm specializing in online engagement, seeks a junior or mid-level information architect to help us develop and maintain successful advocacy campaigns for our clients.
Applicants should be comfortable with the building blocks of online engagement and user experience, including content strategy, content management systems, blogging software, website design, video, SEO, analytics, online fundraising, email communications, and social media. Strong writing skills are important, if not essential. 
A typical assignment might involve:
  • Participating in a large kickoff meeting with a client.
  • Brainstorming with colleagues to set creative priorities and map out a strategic plan.
  • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the client’s existing website using standard  techniques (content inventories, gap analyses, competitive research, stakeholder interviews, etc.).
  • Developing fresh information structures, content hierarchies, editorial formats, and calls to action for the new site.
  • Documenting the plans in a variety of editorial and visual formats, including sitemaps, wireframes, memos, user flows, and PPT/Keynote presentations.
  • Creating low-fi/medium-fi wireframes that align with the client’s goals and communicate the site’s information framework to the client and to BSD’s design and production departments.
  • Collaborating with other BSD departments, including design, SEO, analytics, email communications, and production, to ensure that the IA plan is informed by their expertise.
  • Working closely with BSD’s design and production departments to ensure successful implementation of the website.
  • Participating in regular meetings or calls with the client.
This is a junior or mid-level full-time position based in New York or Washington, D.C.
Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-6 years of related experience
The ability to:
  • Express abstract concepts in concrete ways
  • Create attractive, polished documents
  • Communicate effectively (in writing and in conversation)
  • Work independently to solve complicated IA challenges
  • Interact harmoniously with co-workers and clients
  • Juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Travel occasionally
  • Follow directions

About Blue State Digital
BSD is best known for having played a major role in Barack Obama’s online campaign operations during the 2008 cycle. We work with a broad range of nonprofits and cultural organizations, political candidates and causes, and brands and businesses. Current and recent clients include the Sundance Institute and Film Festival, the American Red Cross, Partners in Health, the It Gets Better Project, Carnegie Hall, NAACP, Vogue, Freedom to Marry, the Tate Museum, Human Rights Campaign, the Green Bay Packers, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To apply: Please send an introductory note and a PDF of your resume to strategy_jobs@bluestatedigital.com. Subject line: "Information Architect." Optional: Include PDFs of a few deliverables you’ve created in the past. No Microsoft Word attachments.

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