CQ Roll Call: UX designer/developer

Posted by | January 18, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Washington, DC

CQ Roll Call wants to attract and develop the best people in our
industry, wherever they are from and wherever they are. We offer
competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package that includes a
401(k) plan, extended vacation, health insurance, and bonus schemes that
recognize and reward individual and team performance.

Call Group is looking for a user experience designer and front-end
developer to work on a team responsible for the presentation and
usability of all group online publications and services. Reporting to
the Director of User Experience, this position will be responsible for
information architecture, visual design, user interactions and
navigation from concept through requirements and implementation across
CQ-Roll Call Group electronic products ensuring that our products meet
an exceptional standard of usability and design excellence.  As part of
the Economist Group, CQ-Roll Call provides an excellent career
opportunity for User Experience professionals. We offer a great place
for creativity and provide a strong foundation for UX careers. The
candidate will have an excellent opportunity to make an impact on the
quality of our online products. You will be part of our highly motivated
and talented team and will be working on industry leading products and
applications. The successful candidate will collaborate with cross
functional team members including key editorial, strategy, technology
and other stakeholders to plan, research and execute product solutions
that deliver on CQ-Roll Call Group’s business objectives and support
CQ-Roll Call Group’s brand, marketing, Editorial mission, IT
performance standards and revenue strategies. Primary
Responsibilities*         Work with front-end development technologies
like XHTML, AJAX, Flash, Javascript, JQuery Library, CSS and
PHP.*         Work on web as well as Mobile (native as well as Mobile
Web) interfaces using HTML5 and CSS3 standards*         Work with
accessibility and web analytics standards*         Utilize quantitative
and qualitative market research to understand customer needs and gather
input and feedback on product design ideas.*         Define site
architecture and navigation, mapping out user flow and defining
interaction and visual design of CQ-Roll Call online publications and
services.*         Ensure product design and functional requirements are
in sync throughout the product development cycle.*         Analyze
competitors and monitor and incorporate industry trends and best
practices into product designs. Secondary Responsibilities*        
Create engaging, usable, and effective visual design solutions for
content driven websites and web applications with the ability to
generate multiple visual concepts, page comps and style guides*        
Approach all projects with a focus on communication hierarchy using
layout, color, typography, proportion, iconography, photography, motion /
rich media and brand*         Develop prototypes, screen-flow
diagrams, annotated wireframes, page mockups and written user interface
specifications to effectively communicate interaction and design
ideas.*         Conduct usability
testing. Skills/Qualifications*         Ability to hand-code XHTML, CSS,
and Javascript (AJAX, jQuery, etc.). *         Experience with Mobile
Application design and development*         Experience working with Java
and/or Perl (or another back-end language and development environment)
is highly preferable.*         Expert in web design tools (e.g. Adobe
Creative Suite) *         Experience with cross-browser debugging:
Firefox, IE6, IE7, IE8, Safari, Chrome and Opera *         Creative and
pragmatic problem solver.*         Professional, team player with
strong interpersonal skills – with the ability to learn and collaborate
with diverse team and stakeholders*         Excellent visual design
skills with an eye for detail is a plus*         A strong portfolio
showing great sense of design, creativity, and good communication
Each application will be evaluated against the minimum job
qualifications identified in the job posting above. Failure to return
the completed application will negatively impact your candidacy for the
position. By returning the completed application, you will be considered
an applicant, but it does not guarantee an interview.

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