Data Visualizer/Multimedia Specialist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Reports to: Communications Director
Department: Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Staff reporting to this position: None
Position classification: Exempt, full-time
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, or CEG, housed at American Progress, is a new nonpartisan research and education project that will engage with academics and policymakers to better understand and address the effects of economic inequality in the United States and around the world. CEG is seeking a Data Visualizer/Multimedia Specialist to design infographics and interactive features to represent economic data in print and online mediums. Since CEG is a new organization, we are seeking candidates who are entrepreneurial, team players, and good problem solvers who are interested in helping address the myriad challenges associated with building a new institution.
- Work with the research and Communications teams to identify opportunities to present economic information and research data through clear and compelling visualizations.
- Independently design and build infographics, interactive features, and other data visualizations for print and online mediums.
- Contribute to CEG’s communications efforts and help identify opportunities for disseminating visualizations through traditional, online, and social media.
- Contribute to CEG’s other graphic-design and branding needs as necessary.
- Stay abreast of CEG’s research products, economic news, and public policy developments.
Qualifications and requirements:
- B.A. or B.F.A. in graphic design or data design strongly preferred.
- Background in economics or statistics preferred.
- A strong portfolio of data-driven design work.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
Project Description: For the past three decades, America’s top earners have captured an increasingly large percentage of the country’s wealth. While economists have documented this dramatic rise in inequality, less is known about its consequences and the kinds of public policy responses that are best suited to address them. Ingrained public assumptions that policies designed to increase equality would result in lower efficiency, fewer jobs, and slower growth create impediments to policymakers’ willingness to support and advocate for policies that encourage broadly shared growth. This problem is compounded by the fact that policymakers have limited access to academic economists, new trends in research, and organizational resources.
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s mission is to:
- Foster a stronger understanding of inequality and growth by offering grants and awarding prizes for outstanding new research and bringing together scholars at conferences and workshops.
- Connect scholars with policymakers and translate academic research into actionable policy proposals.
- Shape a rigorous, fact-based debate on inequality and equitable growth by communicating research findings with policymakers and the public, including providing media training and bookings for Council-affiliated scholars.
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.
American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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