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Information graphics specialist
COMPANY:
Virginia state government - Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
JOB LEVEL:
Mid-Level Staff
FIELD:
Graphic Design
JOB FUNCTIONS:
Publications support: policy analysis graphics
DESCRIPTION
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) is seeking a highly analytical and creative individual to serve as the agency’s information graphics designer. The primary function of this position will be to develop graphics that effectively communicate research findings and key messages to the General Assembly, stakeholders, and the public. JLARC’s information graphics designer will work with policy analysts to distill technical data into understandable graphics for print, presentations, and the web.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in information or data design, data visualization, graphic design, visual communication, or a related discipline. At least three years of information design experience is required, preferably related to public policy.
SPECIFIC SKILLS
Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following technical expertise:

• Information design;
• Adobe Illustrator, including variable data graphing functions, and InDesign;
• Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
• Industry standards for typography and color for print and web; and
• Print, digital design, and layout of multi-page products.

Candidates must also possess the following skills and abilities:

• Creative design skills;
• Strong conceptual ability and analytical skills to transform complex data into
• clear and concise tables, maps, and other visualizations for policy makers;
• Ability to balance multiple assignments simultaneously;
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, and ability to work
• with deadlines subject to frequent change;
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a diverse team; and
• Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
SUBMISSION DETAILS
http://jlarc.virginia.gov/employment.shtml

To apply, email the following items to jlarc.jobs@jlarc.virginia.gov: cover letter, resume, salary history, list of references, and five to ten portfolio or design samples demonstrating proficiency with data visualization, prepared in Illustrator or InDesign. Applications may also be submitted via regular mail to Staff Recruitment, Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, 201 N. 9th Street, General Assembly Building, 11th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219. When responding to this ad, please refer to the information graphics designer position.

JLARC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Starting salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and salary history. The position will remain open until filled.
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