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Graphic Designer/Production Designer

Location: Washington DC Headquarters

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


Position Description

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is seeking a Graphic Designer/Production Designer for our Communications Department.

The Graphic Designer/Production Designer supports the activities of the Communications Department by producing and designing creative deliverables and other materials in support of UFCW organizing, collective bargaining and political efforts.

Work is assigned by the Communications Director and Communications Assistant Directors, Managers and project leads. The Graphic Designer/Production Designer will be expected to collaborate with other Communications team members, internal departments and external stakeholders such as regional and local offices to provide creative deliverables that are compelling and persuasive for a variety of projects and organizing and political campaigns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with other members of the creative and digital teams to conceptualize, plan, and create innovative and attention-grabbing visual online and offline campaign materials, marketing collateral, and digital properties.
  • Generate graphics for print (mail pieces, event and program flyers, brochures, large format signage, booklets, newsletters, visual props) and digital media (emails, web graphics, social, ads, infographics).
  • Develops comprehensive design packages for organizing campaigns.
  • Creates, reviews, manages, and prepares final production-ready art files for print and/or digital.
  • Collaborates with internal UFCW International departments and external regional and local offices on creation and production of creative deliverables as needed.
  • Prepares and organizes photos for uploading into our Digital Asset Management (DAM) system.
  • Inspects design and image files for proper formatting and apply file naming and tagging according to UFCW standards and best practices.
  • 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.

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Must have the ability to conceive, develop, and execute art designs, layouts, and illustrations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a graphic designer, or related role. Less experienced designers with a strong portfolio will be considered.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Experience designing digital content for websites, social media, and/or email campaigns.
  • Image retouching capabilities.
  • Can work from initial concept to final production stages.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Thorough understanding of design composition, typography and color theory.
  • Well-versed in print and digital production techniques.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, deadline-oriented, and strong project management skillset.
  • Comfortable working independently or collaboratively.
  • Occasional irregular hours and travel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field.
  • Experience in videography and proficiency in video editing software (Premiere, Final Cut Pro).
  • Photography skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Experience with WordPress CMS.

Compensation/Salary

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).

How To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter, three professional references to: http://www.dcjobs.com/j/62830106

Our Commitment To Diversity & Inclusion

UFCW is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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