Job Opening: Information Architect, Mid-Level - NYC agency

12 Jan 2006 - 7:49pm
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Marko Hurst

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Local applicants not required, but no relocation is available.
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Position: Information Architect, mid-level
Title: Information Architect II
Company: 141xm
Company Type: Interactive Advertising / Communication Agency
Location: New York, NY (Midtown)
Type: Full-time, Immediate Opening

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 VP 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
* 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 work
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 relevant background such
as psychology, computer science, information sciences, human-computer-interaction,
human factors, etc.
* 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
* 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

Portfolio (submit sample documents/links in resume):

* Active URL’s +
* Sitemaps / Blueprints +
* Wireframes +
* Process / Work- Flows +
* Documentation +
* PrototypesTaxonomy / Ontology

+ Required to be considered

Additional (not required, but a plus):

* Working knowledge of Goal/Scenario/Persona 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

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