GovLoop Tech Design Fellow (Summer Semester 2012)

GovLoop is the leading social network for government where 50,000 federal, state, and local public sector employees connect and collaborate around their common challenges and interests. GovLoop has been featured in over 125 articles from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post and has won the 2009 Federal 100 Award, 2009 AFCEA Social Media Award, and Government Technology’s 2010 GovDoers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award.

Join GovLoop (a division of GovDelivery) and be a part of a growing, dynamic team that is working to achieve our mission of “connecting government to improve government.” As part of the GovLoop team, you will be helping us build and nurture a unique community for government employees that adapts the best practices from Facebook, Good Magazine,, LinkedIn, and others to engage users and help encourage and support their work as public servants.

We are looking for a GovLoop design and development fellow to help with our design and development opportunities. We realize that candidates will most likely lean one way or the other (stronger towards design or development) and will evaluate candidates and coordinate responsibilities based on your strengths and focus areas (you don’t have to be awesome at everything)

As a fellow, your potential responsibilities will include:
-Image research, illustration, and designing marketing materials and collateral for print and the web (help us design items like new t-shirts, business cards, flyers, and more)
-Assisting in the layout and design of GovLoop content as guides, reports, and other online resources
-Designing and developing new landing pages as necessary.
-Design & develop on new GovLoop properties such as for Government Jobs) and per diem and salary calculators (mashup of GSA data with Yelp APIs and other APIs)
-Updating, revising, expanding, or tweaking existing content.
-Maintenance and updates on core GovLoop web properties
-Occasionally writing blog posts and articles for some of the most well-respected media properties like the Washington Post and Huffington Post
-Attending government-related events in DC and capture content through blogs, videos, and photos
-Supporting our online community leaders
-Researching, recommending, and developing new online features, applications, and properties to expand GovLoop’s scope of resources

-Graduate student (preferable graphic/web design, computer science, marketing, but will also consider other degrees with relevant experience) – exceptional undergraduates and recent graduates will also be considered.
-Experience in print and web design necessary – Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator). Experience with FinalCutProX also a plus.
-Experience with and understanding of the backend of wordpress and ning.
-Online editing skills and experience with code – HTML and CSS. Bonus if you know your way around PHP, Jquery, Javascript, Mysql, or have worked with APIs
-Ability to manage projects effectively and efficiently as well as excellent oral and written communication
-Professionalism in collaborating with others both inside and outside of the office
-Ability to conduct quick research and synthesize into compelling, summary content
-Thrive in start-up culture

What’s in it for you:
-Fellowship in heart of DC (office 3 blocks from White House)
-Fun office – ping-pong table, Kid Robot toys, coach, great fun people
-Paid fellowship – stipend – flexible summer dates (roughly mid-May to mid-August)
-Design-focused culture – we love great design & are focusing more on design every day and you can be huge part in bringing that into our work
-Build cutting-edge products mashing up government data, open data, and APIs
-Meet and build connections with the movers and shakers in government
-Help make real change in improving government
-Your work will matter and be implemented (not intern shelfware)
-Tons of fun
-Length – mid-May to mid-August (although have flexibility)

Please send your cover letter and resume to Stephen Peteritas

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