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Creative Lead

Location: Washington DC, near Metro (on-site)

Duration: Full-time position; posting closes when position is filled.

Vaccination Requirement:  The UFCW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, consistent with applicable law.

Position Description

The Creative Lead will create and develop visual storytelling across multiple platforms, using both photography and videography to inform and engage our target audiences. Successful Creative Leads are creative, collaborative self-starters with a strong visual design background who keep up with digital trends and are experienced in creating original content for social media marketing campaigns, websites, apps, and other digital media properties for nonprofits, companies, or political campaigns. Compassion for others and a commitment to supporting working people struggling to have a better life are musts for this position. The Creative Lead will work in our Washington, DC office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned. This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

Develops and manage visual content

Creates video and graphic content for use in support of organizing efforts including Instagram stories, social posts and website design.

Tell compelling visual stories

Use design to tell the stories of UFCW members and retail worker experiences to a wider audience.Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time, in the UFCW’s discretion. UFCW employees function as a team and, occasionally, and on a temporary basis, employees may be required to perform tasks usually performed by others. This might occur if a team member is absent or unavailable to complete a project and the team is responsible for the deadline. Because employees are required to work as a team, you are required to step up and fill in for a team member who is absent or needs assistance from time to time.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in film, graphic design, web design, visual communications, advertising, multi-media or related fields required. Experience with branding, visual identity, and logo creation, a plus. Experience working in a retail environment, a plus. Skills that would equal 2 – 5 years of experience. Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction.

Demonstrated ability to conceive and execute inspiring, visually engaging digital designs and effective visual graphics such as infographics, social media graphics, digital ads, email templates, logos, and more for organizing campaigns.

Computer/Software Skills

Proven videography, video editing, photography, photo editing and general graphic design skills.

Ability and willingness to work with a variety of CRM and CMS tools. Fluency in professional print and web design standards and principles. Expert knowledge of a wide variety of multimedia software such as, but not limited to: full Adobe Creative Suite, DVD authoring and CD-ROM software, AVID editing systems, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools audio editing.

Communication Skills

For special projects, team up with developers, strategists, and others to conceptualize and design the overall framework, language, and UI for complex digital assets such as data visualizations and other immersive design products.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required

  • Comfort managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with quick turn arounds. Proficient understanding of and passion for typography, composition, and color.
  • Innovative portfolio of work exhibiting high-level design skills.
  • Must be results-oriented and highly organized, with the ability to prioritize projects and activities.
  • Must possess to ability to think strategically and exercise a high level of judgment.

Job Demands

Experience working in a fast-paced environment with quick turn arounds. Be a problem-solver with the ability to multi-task and work effectively under deadlines. Work requires limited travel and/or occasional irregular or unpredictable hours.

Working Conditions

The work is performed in a normal office environment or may be performed at various designated work locations throughout the United States or Canada. Attendance at rallies, meetings or events off-site and outside of normal working hours may be required. The noise level in a normal office environment is moderate.

Physical Demands

This position involves, but is not limited to, written and oral communications skills, use of computer keyboard, close vision, color vision, sitting for long periods, stooping, bending and reaching.


The UFCW provides a very generous benefits package, including:

  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage.
  • Life insurance provided with ability to purchase supplemental life insurance at favorable rates.
  • Retirement Savings Account.
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching.
  • Pension plan.
  • Dependent care reimbursement account program.
  • Health care reimbursement account program.
  • Transportation program benefits.
  • Three weeks of paid vacation, 12 days of paid short-term sick leave, Extended Sick Leave program, paid parental leave.
  • Prepaid Legal Plan (for DC/MD/VA only).

We believe our success rests on recruiting and retaining a diverse staff.  UFCW is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to applicable state and federal laws.

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