Information Graphics Designer

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Position Summary

The Information Graphics Designer is a member of Pew Research Center’s digital publishing unit. The designer’s primary responsibility is to create publication-ready charts that clearly communicate the Center’s research findings.

The Information Graphics Designer is also responsible for sourcing photos and illustrations used to promote the Center’s publications. In addition, the designer collaborates with the Center’s producers, social media experts, and web developers to communicate the Center’s research using innovative and engaging formats.

Candidates must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. They should be comfortable with numbers and doing their own basic data analysis. Candidates should have a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and responsive design. Candidates must have the willingness to learn additional skills as needed. This position reports to the Design Director.


Primary Responsibilities

-Design statistical charts under the guidance of the design director
-Provide visual expertise to the Center’s researchers and improve upon design requests
-Source photos and illustrations for use on Pew Research websites and social media accounts
-Work with colleagues across the Center to originate digital features hosted on
-Work with research and communications staff to create engaging social media content
-Stay up to date with trends in visual communication, especially data visualization
-Produce all work to the highest standards of accuracy and presentation
-Adhere to Center styles and workflows
-Maintain an audience-centric mindset
-Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in digital publishing/journalism
-Proven ability to design statistical charts that demonstrate visualization best practices
-Understanding of graphic design fundamentals (e.g., scale, color, hierarchy, typography, layering, grouping, etc.)
-Basic data literacy/numeracy
Knowledge and Skill Requirements

-Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel
-Strong attention to detail
-Ability to build and maintain good relationships with researchers and other stakeholders across the Center
-Good written and verbal communication skills
-Eagerness to receive constructive feedback from non-designers, and formulate alternatives
-Ability to work independently on multiple assignments
-Basic abilities in one or more of the following is desirable: R Studio, Figma, Illustration, Video production, UX design, Web development
Application Procedure

Applicants must include a resume, cover letter (indicating where you learned of the opening), and work samples (via email or link to online portfolio).

Pew Research Center staff may work virtually from remote locations up to four days in a standard work week. Staff are required to be present in the Center’s Washington, D.C., office on at least one of two core days weekly (Tues., Wed.) and one Thursday a month for an all-staff day.

The starting salary for this position is based on compensation market data and candidate experience. The typical starting salary for this role is $65,000.

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