At the NBC News Group, we're responsible for the best, most impactful news brands in the industry, including NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Today, and E!. We care passionately about news and our ability to help our customers to get informed and inspired about what's important to them (and us.)


Our Live and Interactive Experiences team is growing, and we need a seasoned visual storyteller to help drive the future of how people get informed during high stakes and globally visible live events, like elections coverage, planned news events, or breaking news storylines. You have an uncanny ability to translate complex concepts into engaging experiences at the intersection of data visualization and product design. You know when to use maps, charts, plots, or dashboards to convey the bigger picture or let users dive into the details. Your expertise and ideas will help us deliver best-in-class news experiences that millions of people depend on every day—and in life’s moments when they need it most.


The Job:

  • Work on a passionate, consumer-centric agile team to create and evolve our live experiences
  • Help define, elevate, and grow the data visualization landscape and vision for the upcoming elections products and beyond
  • Conceive high-quality data visualization projects that are intuitive and clearly map to user needs
  • Collaborate as part of a cross-functional team of product designers, engineers, product and project managers, editorial, and (for elections) the NBC News to ideate and define opportunities
  • Grow expertise and stay current on customer needs and behaviors as they apply to elections coverage and live experiences, working with Customer Experience and Research teams.
  • Think omnichannel as a primary voice connecting results experiences between web, apps, and the interactive Big Board used on broadcast
  • Work with teams outside of our product and technology space, collaborating with data graphic journalists, art directors, and more to help deliver a cohesive elections landscape
  • Capture interactions, edge-cases, & the various states of these experiences through deliverables such as user flows, wireframes, and prototypes
  • Work within, and contribute to, our design systems as well as cross-platform visual systems and languages
  • Be a core contributor and/or co-facilitator in product discovery.
  • Facilitate design ideation
  • Use data to inform design decisions and continually validate your work with real users
  • Utilize design thinking skills to gather insights and inputs from internal stakeholders
  • Build low-fi to high-fi designs as needed in the product development process to run reviews and to gain buy-in on ideas.
  • Collaborate with design peers and their teams to share learnings, leverage shared effort and ensure quality cross-platform experience

Qualifications/Requirements

Qualifications:

• At least 5 years of experience designing rich interactive
visualizations for large data sets
• Deep knowledge of the primaries and general elections
space or passion for news and politics
• Strong design skills, including layout, typography, color,
and interaction design.
• Experience building information graphics for mobile
devices and an understanding of usability implications
across platforms
• Proficiency with contemporary design, prototyping tools,
and methods
• Portfolio with examples of relevant, finished digital work
and their professional application
• Strong knowledge or understanding of HTML, CSS and
JavaScript.
• 3+ years’ experience designing solutions in fields that
include visual information design, and/or interactive data
visualization development.
• Experience in the media, news, or technology/internet
Industries
• Bonus: Background working with mapbox, d3, canvas, or
similar
• Bonus: Experience implementing accessibility best
practices around dataviz / interactive maps and charts

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:

• A customer advocate who uses human-centered thinking
and empathy to understand customers’ behaviors and
needs needs and create solutions for them
• Bring your innovation-style mindset to find better ways of
working, collaborating and finding efficiencies (for internal
and external users).
• Stays up to date with industry trends
• Exceptional presentation and visual communication skills
• Self-starter who thrives in ambiguity
• Take your work seriously, but not yourself

Required Skills
Mission
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