msnbc.com: Interactive Designer, Newsvine

Posted by | August 21, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Seattle, WA

URL: http://msnbc.com

Newsvine is seeking a talented interactive designer to help design and produce both the next incarnation of Newsvine.com and many other community and social related features around msnbc.com and its family of sites. While experience designing major sites — especially news-oriented ones — is a plus, strength of design skills and communication abilities are the two most important qualities the successful candidate will possess.
If you’re a rabid consumer of online news, blogs, RSS feeds and an early adopter of design technologies, you may be a great fit for this position.
This position will report directly to the CEO and Creative Director of Newsvine, Mike Davidson.
Primary Responsibilities
Lead all design initiatives at Newsvine
-Participate in the design of social news initiatives around the msnbc.com family of sites
-Design documentation, screencasts, and other features geared at helping end users
-Coordinate and lead information architecture efforts for all new projects
-Help envision, invent, and produce new features for all social news initiatives
Experience Required
Strong portfolio of design examples with emphasis on quality over size of client/project
-Mastery of Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and CSS required
-Skills with Flash, Javascript frameworks, subversion, and other relevant technologies a plus
-Ability to work with small teams and loosely defined guidelines
-Proven ability to work effectively with developers and engineers
-Good verbal and written communication skills

To apply: To apply for this position, please send a link to your portfolio of online work (required) and anything else you feel is relevant to your qualifications and/or desire to fill the position to msnbcjobs@msnbc.com.

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