January 12, 2018

Job Posting

Data Visualization Specialist (Designer)

The Urban Institute – Washington, D.C., USA
Date added: January 12, 2018 Application deadline: January 26, 2018 Contract type: permanent Hours: full-time

The Office of Communications at the Urban Institute is seeking a data visualization designer to join their vibrant and growing team. To build on their continued success with powerful digital content, they’re looking for a talented and multifaceted visual thinker. This is a unique opportunity to deliver Urban’s vital research to an expanding audience and to explore the possibilities of telling stories with data. The designer  will work closely with research center directors and staff, executive office staff, and the digital communications team to translate research needs into user-focused data visualizations, interactive tools, and applications for the Urban Institute website.


  • Develop  creative solutions to communicate complex research findings to the Urban Institute’s audiences (including policy makers, national and local journalists, and the general public).
  • Collaborate with researchers and communications staff (designers, developers, writers, and editors) on the conception and design of interactive data visualizations.
  • Create and refine static data visualizations for a range of publications based on our comprehensive communications standards.
  • Grow and refine our data visualization practices and standards—exploring new technologies, developing new style guidelines, or designing and building new templates.

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