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Junior infographics & UX Designer - (Americas Hub)

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Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences.  It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms, social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels. As part of an historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service is expanding its language services serving audiences in Persian, Turkish, Afghan, Uzbek and Kyrgyz. The expanded language services will be based at BBC’s headquarters in London working closely and collaboratively with all Near East teams to deliver the best service for BBC audiences.

 

ABOUT THE VISUAL JOURNALISM TEAM

The purpose of the visual journalism team is to unlock the potential of multimedia storytelling across all our platforms - desktop, tablet, mobile and TV. By using graphical tools and combining those with an understanding of data and journalistic rigour, the team aims to produce powerful visual explanations that improve understanding of the news.

 

Now we need a Junior Infographics and UX Designer to join the World Service team, which is a growing part of Visual Journalism. You’ll be working with world-class UX and Editorial Designers, Journalists, technical experts and masters of motion graphics to create amazing digital storytelling experiences, in multiple languages to a global audience.

 

We’re not talking 9 to 5. You’ll be at the heart of the action when a story breaks, working closely with senior team members to deliver experiences that resonate across BBC News. Wherever and whenever our audience encounters us.

 

You will be collaborating with technical, editorial and product teams from across the BBC to create elegant, delightful experiences that transcend the barriers between old and new media. We are a global brand, our audience is international and we must deliver our designs and user experiences in multiple languages so we can reach all our users.

Role Responsibility

  • Contribute design expertise to project teams made up of journalists, product managers and developers.
  • Communicate conceptual ideas and design decisions to project teams.
  • Collaborate with design colleagues to produce sketched concepts, user journeys, wireframes and navigational prototypes that reflect user needs.
  • Provide designs across multiple screens for projects that deliver coherent user experiences.
  • Ensure accurate data representation and accessible design solutions.
  • Deliver maps, charts, information graphics and branding to support daily output.
  • Develop the visual design and user experience and refine towards a polished design, taking into consideration typography, iconography, layout and brand identity.
  • Prioritise your own workload under guidance of other designers.
  • Deliver information graphics and user experiences that can be easily re-worked to accommodate multiple languages.

The Ideal Candidate

We like people who are:

 

  • enthusiastic about what they do and a delight to work with
  • obsessive about accurate, timely delivery and being the first to break the latest news
  • motivated and full of ideas
  • serious about current affairs
  • geeky about information design and the latest developments in technology

Package Description

Grade - 6 

Location - London

Contract - Continuing

About the Company

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.  

 

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