Information Designer

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1509983
  • Job Title: Information Designer
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Does translating data and analysis through beautiful design make you happy? Are you an information design guru with a track record of delivering visualisation that makes a difference? Would you like to work for an agency that has supported millions of New Zealanders through the disruption of COVID-19? 

This could be the job for you.


Who we are:

The role of the Strategy and Insights group is to lead the development and implementation of the Ministry’s strategy by creating insights for effective decision making, focusing resources on the right investments, and understanding and evaluating performance.


The role:

The primary role of the Information Designer is to be a data narrative and visualisation leader within the Strategy and Insights Group. You’re here for your design and translation expertise – you’ll understand data concepts, but you don’t need to be on the data tools.

You’ll work with analysts across the group to ensure insights, analytics, and complex concepts are translated to a range of audiences in a compelling and visually engaging way. The value that analytics teams generate is only realised if people can understand the output produced. Work may be presented in the form of executive overviews, visual data explainers, technical reports or interactive visualisations. This will mean being able to communicate clearly to senior managers, Ministers, the general public and to workers on the front line, through good design and narrative.

You will also develop other members of the group to build their information design capability, providing advice as well as producing reusable templates or products. You will balance proactive upskilling of the wider group with responsive support for quick turnaround requests.


You will have:

  • Ability to think critically, with an inquisitive, questioning mind – you see the power in data and the story it can tell
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (particularly, Graphic Design, Information Design or Data Journalism), or equivalent experience
  • Strong portfolio of previous work that demonstrates technical graphic design and data visualisation expertise
  • You’re comfortable talking data with technical experts
  • Able to work with ambiguity and deliver results across multiple projects in a fast-changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to write to a high standard (clear, accurate, concise, appropriate to the audience).


How to apply:

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the “apply” button. A position description is available below.


Applications close Friday 12th February 2021 



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