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Help Wanted: Infographics Design Jobs > Full-time graphic designer - data┬ávisualization

Geopolitical Futures is an exciting new geopolitical forecasting company providing insightful analysis of the future of economics, politics, defense, energy and more. Through our website, social media, and other partners, we deliver articles, videos, podcasts, reports and interviews to our subscribers.

Our work is regularly picked up by the press and our world-class analysts can be found on major television news conducting interviews and speaking internationally at conferences about the future of the world. Our staff lives around the world, but we are a tight-knit team in a fast-paced environment. We offer benefits, a competitive salary and can provide some assistance for technology needs. Our staff can work from anywhere and offers some flexibility in work hours.

We are looking for someone with information design expertise to primarily help create maps, charts, infographics, interactive graphics, traditional marketing graphics and documents. You will join a small team of designers dedicated to producing high quality, effective and elegant visualizations of data and information for a wide audience.

Job description

GPF is looking for an experienced information designer to create engaging, explanatory, easily absorbed, accurately portrayed information designs, data visualizations, infographics and more. You will work collaboratively with analysts, editors, and other designers to conceive, suggest, design, iterate, create and publish graphics - prioritizing efforts based on very short deadlines. This includes communicating with various teams to establish and understand the story behind each graphic and then considering a variety of presentation options and construction approaches.

You must have a strong understanding and proven practical application of information design principles as well as experience understanding, cleaning, restructuring and analyzing data. We are looking for someone with strong written/verbal communication skills and experience designing within style guidelines. Other duties will include more traditional graphic design such as creating marketing materials and website graphics, documents and presentations, and other special projects.

This is primarily a design and production role for static maps and charts, as opposed to a web development role - coding interactive visualizations. But dev skills are preferred, as the company evolves toward incorporating more interactivity. The position is remote, works standard U.S. day-time hours with some flexibility, and requires 24/7 availability.

Minimum requirements

4+ years of hands-on information design in a professional setting using Adobe Creative Suite
Bachelor's degree in graphic design, data journalism, data visualization, or similar
Traditional graphic design skills - color theory, typography, layout for banner ads, documents, etc
Strong understanding and proven practical application of information design principles
Demonstrated capability to quickly deliver extremely accurate, aesthetically pleasing, visual stories which communicate effectively to readers - and knowledge of what design characteristics are most important
Experience working with spreadsheets
Willingness to learn Tableau, ArcGIS, QGIS, WordPress, and basic audio editing (for podcasts)
Experience working within brand guidelines
Excellent organizational and communication skills

Preferred requirements

6+ years of hands-on information design in a professional setting using Adobe Creative Suite
Master's degree in graphic design, data journalism, data visualization, or similar
Traditional graphic design skills - color theory, typography, layout for banner ads, documents, etc
Strong understanding and proven practical application of information design principles
Demonstrated capability to quickly deliver extremely accurate, aesthetically pleasing, visual stories which communicate effectively to readers - and knowledge of what design characteristics are most important
Experience with Tableau, ArcGIS, QGIS, WordPress, and basic audio editing (for podcasts - GarageBand)
History of working within brand guidelines
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Experience with interactive data visualization development and other mapping tools such as JavaScript/D3, Highcharts, Mapbox, etc
Experience with other visual communication approaches such as 3D modeling, motion graphics, video, etc
Interest in global affairs and geopolitics
Strong geographic knowledge
Experience working remotely

To apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, link to an online portfolio, and a paragraph or two describing an information design challenge you've tackled to careers@geopoliticalfutures.com
October 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGeopolitical Futures