Senior Visual Designer

The Role: 

The Senior Visual Designer will help evolve Newsela’s design system, create and maintain a unified visual language and strategy, and ensure visual polish across the entire user journey. As the visual design expert across product teams, you will address challenges and provide support for Newsela’s product design, from high-level direction to delivering concrete assets that are part of the same family of visuals -- whether on or off the product. You’ll be a visual design problem-solver who balances the need for clarity and aesthetics, and isn’t afraid to sweat the details. 

 

Why You’ll Love This Role: 

You’ll be joining a team of passionate designers and researchers at the forefront of building products that shape the future of K-12 education,  reaching over 25 million users nationwide. You’ll be fully part of the product process, leveraging your visual design abilities to create a platform experience that engages and inspires students and teachers in their classrooms. You’ll get to witness firsthand the impact your work has on helping to make reading more accessible and engaging for students.  

 

Why We’ll Love You: 

You are skilled at your craft with 3+ years of experience creating thoughtful visual designs to help solve problems. You have impeccable taste and pixel-perfect standards across various platforms (iOS, Android and Web). You geek out on coming up with the perfect affordances, transitions, latest web and mobile patterns, but always use accessibility guidelines and usability findings to inform your design decisions. You are familiar with the fundamentals of front end code and latest prototyping tools. Whether working in-house or at an agency, you’re used to juggling multiple projects at once, and can deliver quality designs on-time while also helping coach your team through their own projects.

 

About Newsela:

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected


See Inside the Office of Newsela

An education technology startup, Newsela is dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. The amazing team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in classrooms, newsrooms, and the boardroom. Five days a week, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles at five levels of complexity for grades 2 through 12, using unique and proprietary processes.


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