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Education Week
Education Week is looking for a versatile and creative Web Designer to help oversee a comprehensive and ambitious redesign of

Education Week is America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Published by the independent, nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), Education Week is a digital-first news operation with a 35-year track record in print and online journalism.

We are looking for a Web Designer who keeps up with best practices in digital news design, but also comes with fresh ideas for presenting journalism to a diverse audience who uses a range of devices and platforms. Candidates should have a strong understanding of good user experience. Experience with multimedia journalism is a plus.

The Web Designer will:

-Help set the design direction of, as well as our channels and online products.
-Develop concepts and designs for that meet editorial and organizational objectives.
-Participate in an extensive effort to revamp, which includes updates to the website’s backend systems.
-Work in partnership with our Creative Director and visual staff to ensure cohesion across different platforms.
-Working closely with developers on the implementation of designs.
-Work with a dynamic newsroom on interactive news features and/or data visualizations, if appropriate.


-Bachelor's degree in graphic design or fields related to web design and 5+ years related experience, preferably in a news/media/information organization.
-Awareness of trends and best practices in designing for a content-heavy website.
-Ability to work collaboratively across different departments.
-Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
-Experience with multimedia journalism and data visualization is a plus.
-Interest in and knowledge of education policy is a plus.

Technical Qualifications:

-Expert-level skill with Adobe Creative Suite is required.
-Demonstrable UX and UI design skills, including the ability to create wireframes, is required.
-Experience with responsive design is required.
-Proficiency in HTML5/CSS3/Javascript is preferred.
-Working knowledge of LESS/SASS is a plus.
-Experience with jQuery is a plus.
-Experience with conducting usability studies is a plus.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

EPE is located in Bethesda, MD., a vibrant suburb of Washington, D.C., within walking distance to the Metro subway, and adjacent to the Capital Crescent Trail. We offer a competitive benefits package including generous health and dental insurance plans, a 401(k) retirement plan, and an on-site gym. We offer a collegial work environment where all employees have the opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education Week
Education Week
Job Details
Bethesda, MD 20814
Employment Status
Design, Creative Direction
Web/Multimedia, Publishing
POST DATE: 03.20.2017
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