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Interactive Developer

at Discovery Communications (Silver Spring, MD, USA) Full Time Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Job Description:

Discovery Communications is the number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Through TV and digital media, We are the home of: Discovery Channel • TLC • Animal Planet • The Science Channel • Planet Green • Discovery Health • Military Channel • HD Theater • Discovery ID • Discovery Kids • Discovery Home Channel • Fit TV • • • • OWN • Antenna Audio • The Hub.

We are seeking candidates for the position of Interactive Developer in our Silver Spring office.

Position Summary:

As interactive designer, you will have an in-depth understanding of Flash and Actionscript coding. You will work in a fast-paced environment where your ability to communicate with and contribute to the team is key. You should demonstrate a willingness to learn by keeping up to date with the latest interactive ad technologies and standards.


1. Work with managers, clients and brand teams to create successful interactive ad projects.

2. Projects includes rich media & custom online Flash ad units and cutting-edge interactive projects.

3. Contribute creative ideas and best practices for interactive ads during brainstorms.

4. Demonstrate and maintain core design concepts – typography, layout, etc.

5. Expand knowledge of interactive ad applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash.

6. Implement usability and accessibility best practices in projects.

7. Manage multiple projects and deadlines with attention to detail.


* 1-2 years experience in related fields of study listed above.

* Bachelor’s degree or trade school degree in advertising/design/communications or programming.

* Solid understanding of animation using both the timeline and code-based motion.

* Well versed in Macintosh applications including Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop, Actionscript, and web standards.

* Excellent typographical and concept design skills essential.

* Flash file size optimization and video compression techniques.

* Must be team player and be able to work on several projects under tight deadline situations.

* Some experience with Final Cut, After Effects, or Cinema 4D.

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

**Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice. Not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. Discovery values the unique point of view each employee brings to the workplace. We strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich audiences we wish to attract and serve.**

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, please visit: here, and where indicated, input requisition number: 9750