Jumpstart is hiring a Junior Designer!
Who We Are
JumpStart is not your normal NGO.
Founded in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2009, JumpStart creates tools, visualizes news, and shares stories to shed light on issues of social importance to a wide audience. We research topics by analyzing data and translating it into engaging content that informs people about critical issues. In the last year, we’ve run communications campaigns on topics such as road safety, elections, healthy eating, and gender issues.
JumpStart is a diverse team of investigators, researchers, designers, programmers, and storytellers. We take pride in the work that we do.
What We Do
Over the past three years JumpStart has created more than 200 visual stories displayed on our site feradi.info. We create:
JumpStart does not work alone, but builds inter/national partnerships to advocate for open data and technology stewardship to ensure greater public participation in civil life. Through our School of Data, we train NGOs, journalists, and activists to collect, analyze, and communicate data more effectively. We have worked with organizations such as Transparency International, Meydan TV, UNFPA Georgia, UNICEF Georgia, Georgian State Audit Office, and Liberali.
We are increasingly recognized for our work. In 2014, JumpStart won the On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition for static visualizations and in 2015 was a finalist for the Data Journalism Awards. In 2015 we won the Adami Online Media Prize with our partner Chai Khana. And for the last two years, JumpStart has been awarded a 5-star rating by Transparify.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for a Junior Designer that will continue JumpStart's quality visual designs through infographics, factographs, interactives, and any other medium that we deem is best to tell the story. Our desired candidate works well independently and in a team; can give and take constructive feedback; and is willing to work with and learn from our design team. We work hard, but we also prioritize fun, creativity, and collaboration. We expect the Junior Designer to also embody these values.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Work with the design team and coordinators to design amazing infographics, factographs, and websites
Create graphics to be used on JumpStart's site, social media, newsletters, etc
Process photos for social media, websites, and print material
Give and receive feedback on ideas being developed in the office
Good written and spoken Georgian
Good working knowledge of English
Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
Knowledge of modern technology, including use of spreadsheets (Excel or Google Sheets) for charts, visualizations, etc.
An interest and appreciation of how data and technology can improve education, advocacy, and news
A desire to learn
The ability to take the initiative and, based on inputs, develop and implement ideas and solutions
Salary: 700-800 Lari per month, based on experience.
Application Deadline: 10 September 2016.