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Job Description:As part of a new initiative at Brown University to explore the future of scholarly publishing in the digital age, the Library is looking for a Designer for Online Publications. This is an exciting opportunity to rethink and shape the way that scholars communicate in the digital space, and will draw upon the Designer’s technical, aesthetic, and intellectual strengths and curiosity. The Designer for Online Publications will provide design expertise to support the development of innovative born-digital publications. As a member of the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), the Designer for Online Publications will work with a team of technical and editorial staff and scholars to conceive and develop browser-based publications in the humanities and social sciences. The Designer will identify and implement approaches to visual expression that communicate and enhance the scholar’s written ideas, arguments, and conclusions. 
Through the innovative use of digital mediation, the designer will construct clear, persuasive, dynamic, and thematically coherent online reading experiences. S/he will work to design, prototype, test, and implement visually compelling digital designs enhancing long-form text, particularly focusing on reader experience, effective integration of media and data, and the communication of the scholars’ ideas. The Designer for Online Publications will maintain current awareness of relevant technologies, and apply that knowledge as part of a team. The initial appointment is for a fixed, 3-year period, with the possibility of becoming a full-time regular position. Depending on candidate qualifications, flexible working arrangements may be possible.
Bachelor’s Degree
3+ years of professional experience in front-end web design and/or GUI (Graphic User Interface) design.
Demonstrated knowledge of front-end technologies: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery.
Demonstrated ability to enhance long-form text with visual design.
Demonstrated knowledge of web standards, data formats, accessibility, and responsive design principles.
Ability to quickly and effectively produce wireframes and mockups.
Ability to process and edit digital images for the web.
Innovative approach to narrative, publication design, reader experience, and interaction.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work as part of a team in an agile project management environment.
Master’s Degree
Familiarity and interest in academic publishing.
Familiarity and engagement with the humanities and/or social sciences.
Familiarity with relevant presentational frameworks and libraries.
Ongoing interest and engagement with emerging digital technologies.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check and education verification.
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Designer for Online Publications
University Library
Grade 10
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Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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Full time
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
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