Senior Visual/Interaction Designer -Contract

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This is a full-time contract position based in NYC with the potential to go full-time staff.
WP BrandStudio — the branded content arm of The Washington Post — is seeking a mid-level to senior designer. The team is constantly pushing boundaries to create new and innovative native ad solutions for our advertising partners while operating similarly to a creative advertising agency within The Washington Post. This position will primarily focus on post-sale executions, but will still be expected to help out with any pre-sale and internal projects as needed.

Reporting to the Creative Design Managers of WP BrandStudio, the ideal candidate should have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn while evolving his/her skill set. She/he should have an interest in cross-media storytelling and looking to grow in digital storytelling tools (data visualizations, video, photography, interactives, etc.). This candidate will also be expected to work closely with our development teams.

Please submit resume and online portfolio to be considered.

Job Requirements:
  • Sophisticated design style
  • Great typography skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to brainstorm and add constructive design ideas
  • Ability to self-direct and see projects through to completion
  • Ability to collaborate with editors, strategists, developers and other designers
  • Ability to take constructive feedback

Experience Requirements:
  • BFA or related experience
  • Online portfolio
  • Familiarity with Adobe CC Suite (particularly PS, AI, ID, AE, PR)
  • Experience in visual design, interaction design and UX/UI
  • Hands-on Experience with HTML/5, CSS/3 and web capabilities
  • Video editing & motion graphics expertise
  • Working knowledge of responsive design

Bonus points:
  • Presentation skills
  • Illustration skills
  • Experience with new technologies, like Augmented Reality
  • Branded content experience
  • Agency experience

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