JOB OPENING - Information Architect: - Mid lvl. Full-Time, NYC Interactive Agency

22 Dec 2005 - 11:57am
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Marko Hurst

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Immediate opening. Looking to fill position in January.

Information Architect, mid-level

Title: Information Architect II
Company: 141xm
Company Type: Interactive Advertising / Communication Agency
Location: New York, NY (Midtown)
Type: Full-time

141xm is looking for an Information Architect to work within the interactive division of 141 Worldwide (one of the Ogilvy family of companies). We need an IA with a core skill-set seeking to grow his or her expertise in a fast-paced, expanding agency. Our projects include: websites that are central to integrated marketing campaigns; online promotional programs; transactional systems, and corporate/government enterprise portals.

You will be apart of the Experience Design team and report to the Director of Experience Design. Your key functional partners will include: Account / Project Managers, Usability Analysts, Visual Designers, and Application Developers.
The Information Architect plays an integral role in the development of our clients' websites. Working closely with all in-house teams involved in the Web development process, the Information Architect will contribute to the planning process of various websites by organizing information, developing Web site architectures, and developing labeling/search systems.

Reviewing research on competitive Web sites, existing Web initiatives, past Web projects and consumer research
Synthesize research findings to aid the project team developing the website architecture
Collaborating with project team members and clients to develop organizational/structural concepts for website projects
Translating concepts into effective information architectures
Developing plans that production teams can use to help guide their work
Collaborating on the development of labeling/search systems
Preparing IA documentation (site architectures, wire frames, use cases and task flows, etc.) to be used by the production team
Ensuring IA documentation is continuously updated and distributed to the production team
Identifying and implementing opportunities to refine IA process
Required Skills:

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience), with multidisciplinary backgrounds such as psychology, computer science, information sciences, human/computer interface design or commerce/business
At least 2 years related industry experience in new media, information technology, communications, or library/information science
At least 1 year of experience in the role of information architect, user experience lead or information design lead
Experience applying research and analysis to site development
Effective communication skills, both orally and in a variety of written and diagrammatic forms
Proven interpersonal skills, client relationship skills and ability to work in a team environment
Proven creative thinking and problem-solving skills
Proven understanding of and experience with: user-centered design techniques; development of organizational/structural concepts for website; project processes for the development of large scale website projects; documentation requirements for Web development teams; application of content management, personalization, targeting and searching systems
High proficiency in the use of MS Office, Visio and Internet browsers
Thorough, detail-oriented and highly organized, plus ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
Preferably, experience with: software development process/business analysis; user research, usability practices and testing
Portfolio (submit sample documents/links in resume):

Active URL’s *
Sitemaps / Blueprints *
Wireframes *
Process / Work- Flows *
Documentation *
Taxonomy / Ontology
Usability testing (any method) – results
Usability testing (any method) – test plans

* Required to be considered

Additional (not required, but a plus):

Working knowledge of Persona and/or Goal based design methodologies
Any current or previous coding / development languages
Technical knowledge
Various (methods) usability testing experience
Knowledge of Content Management Systems
Knowledge of Search systems
Knowledge of Portal systems
Agency experience
Send all replies to:
Marko Hurst
Director of Expereince Design
mhurst at



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