Junior Digital Graphic Designer

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Food and Water Watch · Remote (USA)

Design + UX
Environment
Partners & Advocates
Climate Change
$45,000 - $55,000 Per Year
Posted 2 weeks ago

Excel
Figma
HTML
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Food & Water Watch is looking for a Junior Digital Graphic Designer to join our Communications team and help develop visual concepts for a variety of projects to protect our food, water, and climate. The Junior Digital Graphic Designer will work closely with our web team and other staff at Food & Water Watch. 

About Food & Water Watch:

Food & Water Watch is working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come – a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work. 

About the position:

The Junior Digital Graphic Designer will report to the Sr. Digital Content Manager and will work closely with our Digital Design Lead to support Food & Water Watch’s work. The Junior Digital Graphic Designer will produce graphics and images for our digital content. The Junior Digital Graphic Designer will primarily work on campaigns to support our work against fossil fuels, with some versatility in our other issue areas. This is a full-time temporary grant-funded position for one year from the date of hire. 

Salary: 45,000 – 55,750
Location: Remote, within the U.S. 

Responsibilities:   

  1. Produce graphics for a variety of channels. Take in conceptual information to produce brand-compliant images and graphics. Use our tools to  manage incoming requests. We use Asana for request intake and communicate with requestors in these tickets.  
  2. Attend necessary meetings. Some requests/projects require more in-depth discussion with organizational stakeholders to develop a shared vision. 
  3. Utilize our Digital Asset Management (DAM) system. Our fledgling DAM project requires participation and adherence to process to stock and manage images efficiently.
  4. Assist our Graphic Design Lead. Requests may come from within the team for special project assistance, or for coverage when a team member is out of the office. 
  5. Assist with approvals for our Canva templates. Review staff members’ use of our templates for self-service to ensure brand consistency and quality. 
  6. Perform simple edits for video material. Accommodate requests to trim videos for social media use. 
  7. Use digital tools. We use Asana, a TBD Digital Asset Management system, Figma, Adobe CC, and HTML.
  8. Know our issues. Establish familiarity with Food & Water Watch’s priority issue campaigns and ask questions of other staff to learn more. 
  9. Meet deadlines. Stay aware of deadlines for each task and project, and communicate early if a deadline appears infeasible. 
  10. Build Food & Water Watch for the long haul. Look for and suggest opportunities to eliminate any inefficiencies in our processes.
  11. Carry out other projects as assigned. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • BS/BA in Graphic Design 
  • Experience in an internship or entry-level graphic design role
  • Portfolio of past work
  • Commitment to Food & Water Watch’s core values of justice, human dignity, fair treatment, and equity.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse racial, ethnic, class, age, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent time management & organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects.
  • Ability to work remotely using basic online programs, including email, Slack, and Google docs.

Compensation: 45,000 – 55,750 annually dependent upon experience and location.

Food & Water Watch provides an excellent benefits package for full-time employees. This includes 100% employer-paid health, dental and vision plans for staff; 403b retirement plans with employer contribution once eligible; 12 weeks paid parental leave; 3 weeks vacation for new employees; 12 sick days and 5 personal days; paid federal holidays and winter break (December 24 – January 1).    

This position is a bargaining unit position covered under a contract between Food & Water Watch and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).    

Click here to apply. Please include your résumé, cover letter, and portfolio to be considered. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. 

Food and Water Watch is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and other members of underrepresented groups. 

Food & Water Watch (FWW) is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWW, as an organization, promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations drive the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants, and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, prospective new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or request a waiver as a condition of their offer of employment.

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