Msnbc.com, the award-winning news site widely recognized as the best on the Internet, is the exclusive online channel for the NBC News family. Msnbc.com’s driving force is to provide the optimal consumer experience, presenting a diverse range of original content and the best from our partners in a rich multi-media environment that includes interactive features and free streaming video, allowing users to access the news and information they want, when and how they want it, 24 hours a day.


We are looking for a Web Designer Intern for our Redmond, WA location.

Requirements:

A successful applicant will be competent in two of the following four skills areas:

Graphic Design:

  • Strong understanding of typography, color, and composition
  • Create branding and graphic treatments for news packages and features
  • Produce promotional elements for online and broadcast use
  • Optimize graphics for the web

Page Layout and Styling:

  • Experience with HTML and CSS
  • Adapt grids and site styles for new uses
  • Recognize and troubleshoot cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Create wireframes and detailed mock-ups for presentation of concepts to stakeholders

Interaction Design:

  • Understanding of interactive design principles and usability
  • Demonstrated ability to organize information and design intuitive interfaces
  • Conceptualize dynamic features and applications that use client-side scripting technologies
  • Adapt and troubleshoot client-side scripts (Javascript, Actionscript)
  • Communicate information architecture and interaction design plans via user flow diagrams

Information Visualization:

  • Deconstruct complex topics into logical, visual explanations
  • Analyze and present data in ways that enable quick and easy comprehension 
  • Design and produce intuitive infographics with multimedia technologies such as Flash or Silverlight
  • Experience with cartography, 3D modeling, animation, or motion graphics a plus

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