Graphic designer / Video producer

Posted 17-10-2014, offered

Friends of the Earth’s communications department seeks a talented and highly creative professional to expand its graphic design and video production capacity. A strategic member of the team, the position will produce engaging design, layout and infographics, and produce compelling video content. Working cross-functionally, the position will deliver consistent and strong visual elements to reinforce messaging, brand application and content use across print and digital media. The graphic designer/video producer will devote up to 60 percent of time on graphic design work; 25 percent of time focused on video production and the remainder developing and implementing visual communication strategies for the organization. The ideal candidate must be prepared to hit the ground running and be immediately involved in creating and promoting the Friends of the Earth brand.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Actively contribute in brainstorming meetings and develop successful design solutions, meeting all strategic and creative requirements.
• Develop and enforce a consistent visual identity across all materials and communications;
• Manage, track and procure visual communication assets and projects from initial conception to final production.
• Manage creative project processes from concept to delivery, including the management of external vendors, printing and web coordination.
• Design, maintain and manage resources to produce all Friends of the Earth visual communications, including but not limited to: collateral, white papers, presentations, reports, infographics, banners and signage, online video and b-roll.
• Work cross-functionally to identify project requirements, drive schedules, coordinate moving pieces and develop an integrated visual communications plan that complements the organization’s outreach initiatives;
• Create visual content for the organization’s website and social media channels, often in quick response situations.
• Plan and perform video pre- and post-production tasks, which includes reviewing footage, making editorial changes, rough cuts and final editing using the Adobe Suite.
• Take and manipulates photos and maintain the digital assets library.
• Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the entire organization.

Skills and Knowledge:
• Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc.).
• Proficiency in video editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or similar, including pre- and post-production skills.
• Superior design skills and thorough knowledge of print production technologies, and experience working with and managing print vendors.
• Strong creative, design and brand management skills, specific to copy and other visual communications.
• Ability to quickly produce compelling graphics and visuals.
• Solid experience operating a DSLR camera.
• Ability to successfully manage simultaneous on projects, both small and large in scale.
• Proactive collaboration skills and proven ability to build relationships across functional groups, and with diverse audiences.
• Ability to display leadership, teamwork and accountability under general direction.
• Ability to organize time, prioritize work and move work forward.
• Exceptional and demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
• Excellent listening skills and a commitment to communicate clearly, completely and in a timely manner.
• Willingness to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible and team-oriented environment.

Salary and Benefits:
Friends of the Earth offers a competitive salary, based upon experience and responsibilities.

E-mail cover letter, resume and work samples to with the subject heading “Graphic Designer/Video Producer.” No mail applications or phone calls. Position will remain open until filled.

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