JOB: Information Architect, The American Funds - Retirement Planning Web Team, LA, CA - FT

7 Feb 2008 - 7:39pm
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2007

Please respond to csen (at) capgroup (dot) com
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Capital Group - For more than 75 years, we have remained single-minded in
our desire to do right by our investors without compromising our desire to
do right by our associates. The same patient, long-term approach we use to
invest in companies, we use to invest in ourselves.

Hello All-

We're looking for the following:

The Information Architect will help formulate the navigation, functionality,
organizational structure, page-to-page flow and design of the retirement
planning center website for American Funds. Projects are a blend of website
enhancements, redesigns and development. Primary responsibilities include
working in a collaborative team environment to determine functionality and
navigation solutions for the website; create wireframes and develop
categorization, nomenclature and site maps; create or assist in prototype
development; participate in research efforts to create and conduct usability
tests; and support the lead designer on selected graphic design assignments
as required.

The hiring criteria are:
- A minimum of 3-5 years of information architect experience for a large and
complex website with a diverse user base, wireframe and prototype
development/documentation, and application of site usage data is required.
Experience working on complex, transactional websites is required.

- Broad understanding of the Web and associated technologies, extensive
knowledge of human/computer interaction and usability, a strong sense of Web
design style and graphic design, experience in storyboarding interactive
interfaces for Flash, and proficiency with HTML and information architect
tools such as Visio and Photoshop to create wireframes and prototypes.

- A proactive individual with strong oral and written communication skills
including documentation, presentation and collaboration abilities. The
individual will also possess a close attention to detail, excellent
organization, analytical and problem-solving skills, and have the ability to
handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with a high level of
service orientation.

- Degree in human/computer interaction, library/information science,
information and visual design and/or technical communications preferred.

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