Information Designer

CoStar Group - Atlanta, GA3.0

Full-timeEstimated: $62,000 - $85,000 a year
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Job Description




Position Overview:
CoStar Group is currently looking for an Information Designer to join our Atlanta-based Apartments Network team. This exciting opportunity contributes to the growth of CoStar’s apartment rental brands including Apartments.com, ForRent.com, ApartmentFinder.com, ApartmentHomeLiving.com, Apartamentos.com, Cozy.co, WestsideRentals.com, AFTER55.com, ForRentUniversity.com, and CorporateHousing.com.

We are beginning a design revolution at Apartments.com and we need a visionary guide. The ideal candidate can easily distill concepts, ideas, thoughts and research, then cleverly communicate them through design and layout to make a meaningful impact. This self-starter takes pride in being best in class loves challenges, is never satisfied with the status quo and will flourish in discussions about data.

Responsibilities:
Understand the story within our data, notice discrepancies or other issues with the data set, work directly with analysts to find additional helpful data points, then share results with a data visualization to complete projects more efficiently and offer insight into better ways to reach our objectives
Design compelling, accurate, and engaging data visualizations that organize statistics, research, design process and other information into a cohesive story
Communicate ideas through clear, compelling graphic representations and data visualizations of information to reveal insights, communicate concepts and accelerate effective decision-making
Leverage knowledge of grids, typography, graphic design, color, layout, iconography, imagery, and design patterns and systems to address ambiguous, complex problems and projects and translate complex ideas into clear and precise visual communication
Work with data scientists to create diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive insights
Lead facilitation sessions with multiple internal groups (including but not limited to Marketing, Product, Technology, Sales, and Operations, etc.) to translate data into compelling stories and visualizations.
Build excellent relationships with teammates, and stakeholders across projects and provide guidance, coaching, knowledge sharing, present design solutions

Requirements and Qualifications:
Bachelor's and/or Master’s degree in Information Design, Graphic Design, Data Visualization, Design Management, Data Science or related field
4-5 years of hands-on work experience in information designs, graphic design and data visualization
2-4 years of hands-on work experience with data presentation and business intelligence tools (Power BI, Tableau, Domo, Shiny, etc.)
Highly proficient in the use and application of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Sketch, etc.
Background in mathematics, statistics, business, management, and/or research with a working knowledge of basic statistics
Decidedly collaborative, works comfortably with people from different creative and technical disciplines, and enjoys working with others and helping their ideas shine through.
Great listener, capable of helping other people get to the “core” of their ideas
Excellent reading and comprehension skills – both verbally and visually
Outstanding analytical skills and ability to understand to complex ideas, then distil and translate them into easy to understand concepts with clarity, precision and efficiency
Compelling design portfolio of excellence as a visual communicator with examples of digital design and information visualization
What We Offer

You work hard to connect with our customers and communities every day. As part of your total rewards package, CoStar is committed to offering you valuable health, wellness and financial benefits to support you and your family, both now and in the future. At CoStar, we help our clients succeed by providing the most cutting-edge, reliable information and tools in the business. And we want our employees to succeed too. We strive to hire the best talent and reward you with top-notch, market-leading pay, benefits and career opportunities. As an example of our commitment to excellence, CoStar ranks in the 90th percentile of employers who offer competitive and affordable medical plans.

Join the CoStar Team

Join the team that creates CoStar’s winning technology. If you’re an information designer, you have an incredible opportunity at CoStar – named one of Forbes’ Most Innovative Growth Companies for four consecutive years. We’re always looking for talent to help build the tools and analytics that harvest our big data and power our research operations and shape the marketplaces that serve tens of millions of people each month. Our culture of innovation and excellence attracts and encourages the best and brightest in a broad range of disciplines, which makes CoStar a fun and supportive place to work.

Company Overview:
CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. LoopNet is the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with approximately 5 million monthly unique visitors per month. Realla is the UK's most comprehensive commercial property digital marketplace. Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com, ForRent.com, ApartmentHomeLiving.com, Westside Rentals, AFTER55.com, CorporateHousing.com, ForRentUniversity.com, Cozy and Apartamentos.com form the premier online apartment resource for renters seeking great apartment homes and provide property managers and owners a proven platform for marketing their properties. CoStar Group's websites attracted an average of approximately 45 million unique monthly visitors in aggregate in the third quarter of 2018. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Canada with a staff of over 3,600 worldwide, including the industry's largest professional research organization.




CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing