• Visual Content Designer

    Job Locations US-DC | US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/10/2018 5:10 PM)
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  • Overview

    Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring a Visual Content Designer to develop, create, and manage digital-first, bold, creative designs for Greenpeace USA, across a variety of channels. This person will have a big vision for how beautiful design can engage and empower people to fight for a green and peaceful future, the design and technical chops to turn that vision into reality, and the people/organizational skills to work across multiple teams and projects.


    This role will be managed by the Senior Online Campaigns Manager and matrix-managed by the Visuals Director. The Designer will be able to think about what will both look good and be effective, to help Greenpeace meet its campaign, engagement, and organizational goals. This is a full time role that can be based in either Washington, DC or Oakland, California.


    The Visual Content Designer will:

    • Lead the creation of daily assets and social media graphics for online output, working closely with the Online Team to identify needs & opportunities. 
    • Work closely with the Visuals Director and the Visuals Team to ensure that producing these assets and graphics helps to satisfy the wider design needs of the organization.
    • Support priority project teams in conception and production of creative assets; including but not limited to memes & macros, infographics, digital ads, emails, videos assets, and landing pages.
    • Where capacity allows, develop full style guides or creative concepts for priority projects.
    • Help maintain the integrity of the Greenpeace brand, as defined in the Global Brand Identity style guide.
    • Help brief and evaluate work from external designers hired by GPUS.
    • Contribute to evaluations of (visual) online output, with an emphasis on learning what creates engagement.
    • Brainstorm and identify successful design trends to apply to Greenpeace content.
    • Network within the design and visual arts communities to gain knowledge & contacts.


    Minimum requirements for the Visual Content Designer include:

    • 2-3 years of experience creating graphics for social media, web, and email in a fast-paced, supporter-centric environment
    • Understanding of the key concepts of content strategy: what kinds of content work best in which channels, for specific audiences, or for different purposes
    • Proficiency in Adobe creative cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere)

    Additional qualifications for the Visual Content Designer include, but are not limited to:

    • Experience with creating a variety of different kinds of graphic outputs, like style guides, infographics, social media macros, PowerPoint templates and some motion graphics.
    • Understanding of key concepts of user experience
    • Ability to work well in a complex environment and manage competing priorities
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to develop long-term/organizational design strategies


    If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.


    Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact us.


    Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.


    Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries.


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