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Interactive Graphic Designer

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: Dig0014-1601


This is a position for a front-end enthusiast with strong visual skills and a hunger for applying cutting edge technology to news. The successful candidate will put his/her skills and knowledge to use in a creative way and see the results shown immediately to an audience of hundreds of thousands. The interactive designer is responsible for Current Time’s visual and interactive digital products, including microsites, games, bots, internal journalistic and social media tools, and feature stories with interactive elements. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in both visualization and coding, being able to design and program projects from conceptualization to completion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Designs online interactives, including microsites, and graphic elements for feature content.

Works closely with writers, editors and other designers to create visual projects under tight deadlines, also helping them make sense of difficult data sets to present compelling stories.

Develops bots, games and other tools, with a specific focus on a positive and informative experience, particularly for mobile consumption.

Provides design and execution for web pages.

QUALIFICATIONS

Work Experience:

2+ years of front-end development experience, preferably on media-related projects

1+ year of experience working in a news environment is a plus

ONE OR MORE OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE A MAJOR PLUS:

Working knowledge of one or more server-side languages (Ruby/Python/PHP/etc.),

Experience with data manipulation, including mining, parsing, scraping, machine learning, statistical analysis (in Python/R/SQL/…)

Strong familiarity with GIS concepts, relevant tools (QGis/ArcGIS/PostGIS)

Languages:

Russian language proficiency

English language proficiency

Competencies:

Excellent web design (HTML/CSS) and client-side scripting skills (Javascript/jQuery).

Proficiency with modern visualization tools, APIs and platforms like D3.js/Mapbox/Leaflet.js/Highcharts/amCharts/Storymap/Tableau/etc.

Superb hands on design skills as well as significant UI experience to identify and implement strategic best practice solutions, with an expert understanding of graphic tools like Photoshop and Illustrator.

Education:

Educated or pursuing a degree in graphic design, computer Science, Journalism or a related field (BA - Bachelor degree desirable). Comparable relevant experience also acceptable.

Apply now

Should you be interested in this position please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter in English to jobs@rferl.org , including in the subject line the vacancy number as above.

Appointment against this post is on a local basis only. Please note that for the locally advertised positions preference will be given to those with a work permit and/or a valid residence status in the Czech Republic. Locally recruited employees should reside within commuting distance of Prague, Czech Republic, or be willing to move to take up work. They are not eligible for allowances applicable to candidates who are internationally recruited. Rather, they receive statutory benefits as per Czech labor law. Salary scales for locally recruited employees are based on the best prevailing local conditions. RFE/RL does, however, cover the costs of interview travel and, upon appointment, some relocation costs.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.


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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international broadcast organization based in Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic. RFE/RL's programs -- via radio, the Internet, and television -- reach influential people in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asian nations. RFE/RL's mission is to provide accurate and reliable news and information to domestic audiences in the local language. RFE/RL broadcasts in 26 languages and attracts more than 26 million weekly listeners and online visitors. With more than 400 journalists, 750 freelancers, and 17 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

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