Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Digital Media / Graphic Designer|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)|
|Description:||The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with more than 500,000 members and is dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Communications Department of the ACLU?s National Office in New York City seeks a full-time Digital Media Graphic Designer.
The Digital Media Graphic Designer is a creative individual, skilled at implementing digital media design projects from conceptualization through production in support of Communications. The Digital Media Graphic Designer will work under the supervision of the Director of Internet Communications.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Produce design solutions for digital products to effectively convey issue principles and messaging on our websites, social media channels, email and beyond.
Create new concepts, mockups, wireframes and visual and interactive designs based on internal requirements and creative briefs.
Collaborate with Internet Communications team to establish visual and interactive standards related to site presentation, and ensure that designs fit the technical specifications of the site for a quality end-user experience.
Collaborate with Internet Communications team and Senior Communications Strategists to produce website graphic design and digital media promotions such as infographics, interactives, email templates and affiliate advertising and cross promotions.
Create brand design and logos for various initiatives and programs.
Manage national ACLU brand identity and keep brand guide up to date.
Design and typeset publications, including ACLU project annual reports, issue reports, bi-annual newsletter, brochures, pamphlets, etc.
Input edits and accommodate revisions throughout editing process of designed materials Create promotional materials, including web and print ads, T-shirts for giveaways, pocket cards, invitation sets, etc.
Secure and oversee photo permissions and licenses where necessary and warehouse photos; until a data asset system is set up; asset planning of data asset management.
Handle preflight publications for press.
Coordinate with outside vendors such as copyeditors, printers and digital media agencies Manage projects through production process. Working with Communications Coordinator and Assistant, schedule all stages of production, price quotes, proof checks, coordinate shipping and storage.
Coordinate fulfillment of materials including digital media graphic promotions to affiliates and other sources where applicable.
Work closely with Director of Internet Communications on special projects as they relate to supporting organization and program goals.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor?s degree required.
A minimum of 3 years of combined experience in digital media, interactive media design and communications graphic design required.
In depth working knowledge of digital media and interactive design and print graphic design. Final Cut experience a plus.
Macintosh platform technical expertise.
Proficient in HTML, Dreamweaver, Quark, the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash) and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Thorough knowledge in pre-production and pre-flight areas, including color handling and scanning.
Experience working with vendors; ability to work independently as well as within a team.
Ability to multitask, prioritize and complete tasks under deadline in a busy work environment.
Excellent ability to contribute to conceptual and visual development of design directions based on understanding of key issues and target audiences.
Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Interest in civil liberties and civil rights highly desirable.
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, the names and phone numbers of three references, and design portfolio (which will not be returned) email@example.com - Reference [COMM-05/FEM] in the subject line - or by mail
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name ACLU.