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Graphic Designer


Jan 09, 2019

New York, New York


Agent: Amanda F.

Job #: 142378

Job Description

A progressive nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization is seeking a Graphic Designer to join their team!

  • This is a freelance role with a strong likelihood of going permanent
  • Level: Junior/Mid, 3-5 years' experience
  • Start: ASAP
  • Report To: Chief Marketing an Storytelling Officer & Director of Social Media and Content
  • You will be working on: graphics for campaign requests that come in, building presentation decks, graphics for events, layout/design for decks, design for mircosites
  • Softwares/Programs: Wordpress (CMS system), Adobe Creative Suite

TEAM SUMMARY: The Marketing & Storytelling team creates and leads the brand and content strategy necessary to translate and advance our values, vision and efforts across a broad set of national influencers and grassroots activists. Through various platforms and mediums, the team is responsible for supporting efforts across the organization to deliver on our main promise: provoking the level and frequency of action from our members and allies that will force target decision makers to take action, and thereby achieve real world impact and lasting, systemic change. The team is also responsible for
brand management, strategic content development, content distribution, and high-level media relations. Central to the Marketing & Storytelling team’s work is our Culture Project, an initiative designed to change the way Black people (and the issues we care about) are represented in entertainment media, and to effectively leverage cultural influencers in support our campaigns.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a talented Graphic Designer with a passion for creating content that can help motivate and rally people to end racial injustice wherever it exists, and who brings the right cultural orientation and creative sensibility for doing so. The Graphic Designer produces high-quality creative assets to promote the brand, campaigns and initiatives of the organization through key channels, in the context of an overall marketing and engagement strategy set forth by the organization—social media, websites, presentations, print materials, merch, etc. The Graphic Designer works within our overall
design management process, and at times works closely with external content and design consultants. The designer is experienced in creating powerful, savvy, on-strategy graphic assets in response to a creative brief, sophisticated brand book and assessment metrics, as well as in identifying opportunities to increase the efficacy of our creative content.


  • Design campaign-related digital assets (graphics, basic motion graphics, photography, basic illustration) per design assignments in a timely and often rapid manner
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts for various initiatives, and for general organizational promotion/engagement
  • Create or edit other graphics as needed, including website content, presentations, internal communications templates, infographics, icons, newsletters, merch and other collateral
  • Incorporate changes recommended by campaign staff into the final design and reviewing designs for errors before printing or publishing them
  • Integrate contemporary and/or audience-specific design trends into design work, and evolve the overall breadth of execution against the brand book
  • Manage the organization (storage and security) of all design assets and project outputs
  • Work with vendors and consultants such as other designers, copyeditors and printers
  • Track and coordinate design assignments, coordinate billing and ordering of relevant materials and supplies, and provide follow-up where needed
  • Meet with vendors and consultants to provide art and graphic design direction to determine the scope of a project
  • Advise vendors on organization strategies to reach a particular audience based on specific design needs
  • Ability and experience in helping maintain brand integrity
  • Create images that identify a product or convey a message
  • Overseeing creative projects including photographic and video related content


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience producing savvy graphic design and digital media
  • Advanced proficiency with the full Adobe CS, as well as related design/content software
  • Portfolio highlighting demonstrated ability to take a project from concept to completion, and to create effective/strategic content per stated goals
  • Mastery in designing for various required specs (websites, social platforms, etc.)
  • Cultural savvy, sensitivity and instincts appropriate for our company
  • Demonstrated, exceptional project management skills, and ability to work on tight timelines, with internal and external partners, based in national offices or remotely
  • The ability to prioritize among competing priorities and multi-task across a broad spectrum of collaborators; enjoys working independently, as well as on a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a sharp attention to detail
  • Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines
  • Commitment to confidentiality and the ability to exercise absolute discretion and independent judgment
  • Demonstrated alignment with our mission and campaigns, and an interest in deepening your commitment to racial justice and building a career in impact
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, adaptability, and a positive attitude

We Would Love:

  • Proficient experience with social media marketing and digital engagement strategies and tactics, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Ability to develop full and strong creative and design concepts from scratch
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, with demonstrated experience managing up and across an organization

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