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Company: Editorial Projects in Education
Online Creative Director
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 27, 2014
Job ID: 1576100


Job Opening:

Online Creative Director

Education Weekis seeking a versatile online creative director to join a d­­­­­ynamic news operation that provides first-rate content to education policymakers, frontline educators, and wider audiences.  

Published by the independent, nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week spans multiple platforms, including a weekly print edition, a well-established online presence at with more than 1 million registrants, specialized e-newsletters, special reports, a growing roster of staff- and guest-written blogs, webinars, online chats, video, and live events for education leaders.

We are seeking a proactive problem solver with fresh ideas, high journalistic standards, strong development skills, an appreciation of the user experience, and a passion for the latest trends and innovations in Web and user-interface design.

The Role Will Include:

·       Working with Web, editorial, business, and research departments to develop concepts and designs for that meet organizational objectives.

·       Setting the creative direction of online products.

·       Working with editorial and art colleagues to conceptualize and develop visually compelling interactive storytelling features.

·       Participating in and leading various projects, such as work with databases, redesigns, user-generated content, and community building.


·       Bachelor’s degree injournalism, graphic design, or fields related to web design,and 4+ years related experience, preferably in a news/media/information organization.

·       Experience with mobile/tablet design and multimedia.

·       Commitment to bringing stories to life through graphics, digital games, and other digital platforms.

·       Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with editorial, art, photo, and Web production colleagues.

·       Excellent time-management, organizational, and prioritization skills.

·       Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

·       Interest in and knowledge of education policy is a plus.


Technical Qualifications:

·       Expert-level skill with Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, is required.

·       High proficiency in HTML/CSS/Javascript is required. Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and LESS/SASS is a plus. Experience with jQuery is a plus.

·       Experience with responsive design.

·       Thorough understanding of UX design principles. Experience with conducting usability studies is a plus.

·       Ability to troubleshoot technical Web issues. Experience with Agile development is a plus.

·       Experience or interest in front-end Web development a plus.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package and a collegial work environment.

EPE is located in Bethesda, Md., a vibrant suburb of Washington, D.C., and within walking distance to the Metro subway. Our office is adjacent to a popular bike path and has an on-site workout room.

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