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JOB: Networking: Interaction Designer – NYC

JOB: Interaction Designer

You have a passion for science, and believe that form follows function.
Your graphic design and writing style are clean and consistent
You convey complex ideas with simple pictures
You make site maps, user flows, wireframes, page layouts, prototypes and UI specifications with ease.
We are looking for you to join as an Interaction Designer.

NPG’s websites encompass over 140 journals, as well as dozens of other products and services. As part of our strategy, which will place increasing emphasis on our online presence, we wish to streamline our approach to designing and deploying our online initiatives. Ultimately the goal is promote consistency and reusability across NPG’s various online properties.

Working under the direction of the Head of User Experience, and across internal departments, the interaction designer will design new or improved online features and ensure consistency across’s multiple online properties. The interaction designer should have a passion for science, and be knowledgeable about the way professional scientists use information.


· Help to define a clear consistent user experience/interface for new and existing products and features.
· Create user-centric, functional, visual and interactive designs and documents
· Specifically: site maps, user flows, wireframes, page layouts, prototypes and UI specifications
· Translate use cases and business requirements into functional specifications
· Ensure work is completed to meet industry best practices, to specification and on time.
· Ensure that all work follow NPG’s user experience and branding guidelines
· Ensure consistency across designs, navigation and site architecture

Skills and Experience:

· 2-4 years’ experience as a professional web or interactive designer.
· Experience creating design specifications and wireframes to meet needs of business partners.
· Experience in web analytics, user testing and usability analysis.
· Some experience in graphic production and/or creative design experience.
· Experience working with large teams of designers and developers.
· Excellent knowledge of HTML, and CSS, an understanding of JavaScript and XML.
· Excellent understanding of interface design, layout and typography for the web.

Nature Publishing Group is an EOE employer.

Please forward applications via email to  You must enter “Interaction Designer” in the subject line.  All applications must include your resume and cover letter including salary expectations.