Data Visualization/Web Designer

Washington, DC
Full Time
Education Policy Program

New America’s Education Policy program (EPP) seeks a Data Visualization/Web Designer to work with analysts to develop engaging infographics and data visualizations, lay out publications, and build webpages.

This position is full-time, ideally based in Washington, D.C., but open to candidates who can at least monthly visit the D.C. office.



  • Design original illustrations, data visualizations, typographic materials, social media graphics, and one-pagers to promote EPP’s research—working within New America’s existing brand guidelines and standards; 
  • Help build New America’s EPP visual brand through graphic design work—ensuring consistent application of style, typography, and other visual elements across mediums;
  • Partner with New America’s central communications team to ensure EPP’s sub-branding is aligned to the enterprise-level brand strategy;
  • Working in coordination with the program research analysts, triage incoming graphic requests and assess needs for photography and graphics, repositories, customizable templates, slide presentations, and formatting issues;
  • Train program research analysts on the basics of Datawrapper (data visualization tool) to empower them to produce visualizations independently and review these products for stylistic accuracy and brand cohesion;
  • Design fresh collateral within existing brand parameters, including the production of icons, headers, and banners;
  • Collaborate with EPP’s social media and media relations lead and other stakeholders on promotional and outreach strategies, including social media shareables, brand representation, newsletter graphics, and SEO audits.

Website Management

  • In collaboration with EPP’s Communications Director, manage and field all requests for web layout and formatting, including reports, briefs, event pages, collection pages, and initiative pages;
  • Assist in layout and design of publications, formatting EPP’s research publications for the website; and
  • Drawing on a working knowledge of HTML, embed data visualizations, videos, and other collateral on the website—working with the central communications team to troubleshoot as necessary.


  • At least three years of professional experience in design, data visualization, and brand management;
  • Knowledgeable in design tools such as Illustrator and InDesign, web content management platforms, and Google Analytics; willing to learn and use other technical programs and applications as necessary;
  • Solutions-oriented, able to collaborate and engage with non-designers and understand the eds of the end users; and
  • Collaborative, takes initiative, diplomatic in giving feedback, and has strong technical and analytical skills.

Compensation & Benefits: This position is a full-time role with benefits. The annual salary range for this position is $77,000 -$96,000 depending on experience and demonstrated competencies. New America offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes health care, dental, and vision coverage; a generous retirement plan; paid time off; observes all federal holidays; and an office-wide closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Application Process: To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are recommended.

No phone calls or emails will be answered.

Work Environment:

The work environment is in an indoor office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets

New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees, and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination. This is a bargaining unit position.



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