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Web Design Associate

09/16/2016 5:14 PM | Brian Wilbur Grundstrom (Administrator)

We live in a complex and evolving security landscape.  The Cipher Brief helps you figure out how to navigate it and what it means.  Our unique start up website produces high-level analysis and reporting and offers expert and local perspective on national and global security issues that impact readers around the world. 

We’ve grown a lot in our first year and now we’re looking for experienced and motivated Web Design Associate to create clean and sophisticated user experiences.  The ideal candidate should have an eye for artful design and possess superior user interface design skills.

Here’s what we can offer the right candidate:

  • The typical start up dream, complete with routine chaos and rewards for innovative thinking
  • A swanky Georgetown location, (with exposed brick walls, of course)
  • The opportunity to share in a part of what you build 

Here’s your part:

  • An appropriate ‘find a way to yes’ attitude
  • The ability to work collaboratively
  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to changes going live
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to leadership and news requirements
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards and maintain site appearance by enforcing content and display standards
  • Proven work experience as a web designer; experience with Drupal and PHP strongly preferred
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Solid experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript for rapid prototyping
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Up-to-date with the latest Web trends, techniques and technologies
  • BS/MS in applicable fields
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of national security news issues

Oh, one more thing: The Cipher Brief values its diverse team of entrepreneurs and we’re committed to providing equal opportunities and to creating an inclusive work environment.  We want to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@thecipherbrief.com.

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