Web Designer w/ solid CSS skills and no fear of data or developers
March 27, 2008 11:11 AM

The Sunlight Foundation is looking for an aspiring individual to assist the Creative Director and work closely with the Sunlight Labs in the creation of user-friendly widgets and web sites. The candidate should be proficient in "hand coding" of XHTML and CSS. Dedication to pushing pixels in Photoshop as well as within code is a must.

We're a small non-profit with a lot of big ideas and solid funding, including support from Omidyar Network. We're working hard to clean up Congress and bring Transparency to our Democracy and we're having a lot of fun in the process. Projects range from Chumby hacking to Crowdsourcing data acquisition applications. Our advisory board includes Larry Lessig, Craig Newmark and Esther Dyson.

- Attention to detail
- Perseverance / steadfastness with hairy coding challenges, UI conundrums, and shifting priorities
- Willingness to push boundaries one day and then work on mundane tasks the next
- Open to collaboration, taking direction, as well as working alone
- LOCAL to METRO DC Area (we don't need or want a telecommuter, sorry.)
- Example URLS are required with resume.

This is not a position for a print designer with "some web" experience.

Open to Summer Internship seekers.

About Us:
The Sunlight Foundation, a 501(c3) non-profit was founded in January, 2006 with the goal of using the revolutionary power of the Internet and new information technology to enable citizens to learn more about what Congress and their elected representatives are doing, and thus help reduce corruption, ensure greater transparency and accountability by government, and foster public trust in the vital institutions of democracy. We are unique in that technology and the power of the Internet are at the core of all of our efforts.

The Sunlight Labs (http://sunlightlabs.com/) is the forward thinking, "Web 2.0" development arm of the Foundation. The Lab prototypes mash-ups, web service APIs, and provides other technological support to our grantees.

payscale: Commensurate with skills
job type: full-time
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