Jobs at EPI

Designer

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is seeking a talented and motivated graphic designer to join our communications team.

The core of the designer’s job is designing content and features for EPI’s websites, publications, and other products. The designer is a key contributor to the production and promotion of EPI’s work, providing thoughtful and attractive designs that transform often complex economic ideas into digital products that educate and change minds. In a given day, the designer may work on several different projects, often with quick turnaround. Beyond handling conventional design work, the designer will be a big picture thinker who seeks ways to use design to further EPI’s mission of improving the lives of working people.

Please apply if you are in your element doing things like:

  • Designing and producing graphics for the web, such as share graphics, infographics, and publication features
  • Presenting data through effective design of charts, graphs, maps, and data visualizations
  • Designing new webpages and website features, from wireframes to HTML/CSS mockups
  • Designing and managing multimedia products, including presentations, videos, and interactive features
  • Proposing improvements to the look and feel of our website and publications;
  • Designing specific website features, tools, and navigational elements; UX/UI design
  • Maintaining and developing the organization’s brand aesthetic through logos, word marks, and promotional materials

We are looking for a graphic designer but will consider web designers and web developers if they have relevant design experience. Applicants with backgrounds in data visualization, web development, communications, policy, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A great graphic design portfolio that includes design for the web
  • Expertise in the tools, principles, and best practices of web presentation
  • Experience communicating data visually, through charts, graphs, maps, and infographics—or an interest in developing those skills
  • Experience developing design templates for the web and print
  • Experience creating compelling graphics for social media
  • The ability to articulate design ideas to others and collaborate with diverse groups of people
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines
  • The desire to contribute new ideas and approaches to EPI’s online presence and communications strategy
  • Advanced knowledge of CSS and HTML; knowledge of PHP/JavaScript a plus
  • Video editing and multimedia experience a plus

To apply 

If this sounds like you, send a resume and cover letter introducing yourself to designer@epi.org. Please use “EPI Designer – Firstname Lastname” as your subject line. Please include sample graphics or links to your work.

Pay is commensurate with experience. EPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace. EPI offers an excellent benefits package. This position is in the staff bargaining unit represented by the International Federal of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 70, AFL-CIO.

Web Developer

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is seeking a talented and motivated web developer to build front-end and back-end features for our websites. EPI has a small and enthusiastic web & design team, and we are looking to expand our capacity with a dedicated web developer.

The core of the developer’s job is creating and implementing features in PHP, JS, SASS, and a few libraries like D3 and HighCharts. The Institute’s main sites are on WordPress, so experience with the WordPress API is a plus.

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Get in touch if you are in your element doing things like:

  • learning new javascript frameworks for data visualization;
  • creating custom functionality for WordPress—using code, not (just) plugins;
  • working with Git/Github;
  • doing VPS management as needed;
  • writing smart, readable, well-documented code;
  • using APIs for social, analytics, and other services;
  • turning designs into code;
  • keeping up with web trends;
  • taking on new challenges.

We are looking for someone to work on public-facing projects like feature development, data visualization, interactive charts, and site UX; and also on internal projects like designing features and workflows to streamline our production process.

To apply: If this sounds like you, send a resume and cover letter to coder@epi.org introducing yourself, your programming background, your languages and your nerd credentials. Code jokes aren’t necessary but are welcome. Use “EPI Web Developer – Firstname Lastname” as your subject line. Include a creative, custom line of code in the body of your message to let us know you’re the real deal. Links to your Github/StackOverflow/projects/other dev-related presence are a major plus.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Pay commensurate with experience. EPI offers an excellent benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.