Information Architect

Number 41 Media Corporation

January 23, 2014

Original postings on the Viatec site are removed after the position is closed, but the posting will be archived here. The original posting was at
http://www.viatec.ca/job-board/10790

Job Category: 
Technical
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Job
Company Overview: 

Number 41 Media is a user experience design firm specializing in the research, design, and development of websites and software. http://www.number41media.com

Job Summary: 

Information Architect

Number 41 Media is looking for an experienced Information Architect to join our team in Victoria, BC. Playing a foundational role in the organization, our information architects work closely with project managers, clients, and interaction designers. The ideal candidate will have a thorough grounding in usability principles, be an excellent writer, and have considerable experience conducting user research.

Responsibilities:
* Create project documentation including environmental scans, comparative and heuristic analyses, gap analyses, journey maps, and content strategies.
* Read, comprehend and become an expert on the subject matter.
* Design and facilitate creative working sessions with stakeholders and users to elicit business requirements.
* Plan for and conduct user research, and then synthesize and document the findings.
* Investigate web analytics data for meaningful, actionable insight.
* Analyze user research findings to develop recommendations and opportunities assessments.
* Create information architecture schemas (ontology and taxonomy).

Required Skills:
* A bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in information architecture, English, library sciences, human computer interaction, design, or another relevant field.
* Two or more years of experience as an information architect, or a member of an interactive design team.
* Working knowledge of user-centered design principles and practices.
* Excellent writing, speaking, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Attributes:
* A good sense of humor, professionalism and a personable attitude.
* Passionate about understanding people and user experience.
* Enjoy and thrive in a changing, dynamic environment.
* Desire to keep up with industry trends, and participate in or lead knowledge exchanges with peers.
* Highly organized and detail-oriented.
* Assertive, communicative, and proactive.
* Able to work both independently as well as on a team.
* A strong work ethic.

Be prepared to show examples of your work that clearly demonstrate your abilities.

How To Apply: 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to recruiting@number41media.com . We thank all applicants who apply, but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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