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PIIE: Graphic Designer United States

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Graphic Designer is needed in United States.

Graphic Designer wanted to join PIIE (The Peterson Institute for International Economics) - an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization in Washington, DC dedicated to strengthening prosperity and human welfare in the global economy through expert analysis and practical policy solutions.

The chosen freelancer will help communicate the latest indepth economic research through data visualizations, graphics, videos, and other digital products. You will primarily work with the Digital Content Producer, Social Media and Digital Communications Manager, editors, and economists, with plentiful opportunities to pitch original ideas and have an impact on the public’s understanding of major issues of the day.
 
Applicants must have a strong background in visual communication for the web, an exceptional eye for detail, an organized work style, and the ability to work well in a mutually supportive, collaborative environment. For examples of PIIE’s previous work, check out its PIIE Charts series or @PIIE on Twitter.
 
 
Responsibilities:
 
·      Stay up-to-date on Institute research in progress, published pieces, and related material, and pitch creative content ideas to communicate findings.
·      Work with Digital Content Producer and researchers to create data visualizations and other digital products that are clear, accurate, and engaging, utilizing best practices.
·      Determine best content formats, with consideration given to audience insights and time available for production and dissemination.
·      Help keep digital assets organized and deliver drafts and final assets to relevant staff.
·      Provide assistance on internal and promotional graphic projects as needed.
·      Stay informed on research, news, and policy developments, as well as data visualization best practices and strategies for visual storytelling.
·      Consult with researchers and communications staff when needed on story ideas to determine feasibility and creative direction.
·      Offer ideas to enhance and grow PIIE’s website outreach and presence on social media, news outlets, and other venues.
 
Requirements:
 
·      A portfolio that demonstrates a clear command of design (if possible, please include journalistic, data-based, or research-based design examples).
·      At least 1-3 years of experience. They will consider making this a senior-level position for the right candidate with more experience.  
·      Advanced knowledge and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite programs, specifically: Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere. After Effects and Audition are a plus.
·      Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.
·      Basic understanding of data visualization—how to translate data into graphs, such as bar charts, line charts, or scatterplots—and/or information design.
·      Ease with multitasking in a busy, news driven environment—plus an ability to effectively manage time, adapt to changing priorities, and work within deadlines.
·      Knowledge of economics issues or other datacentric/research-based fields is a plus, as well as experience producing content for educational use.
·      Experience with animation is a plus.
 
About the job:

  • Monday through Friday – 40 hours per week
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the business.
  • PIIE offers a highly competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage
  • eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan (after one year of employment
  • PIIE contributes 10 percent of the employee’s salary each month to a retirement account and the employee becomes fully vested after three years)
  • competitive paid time off for vacation and sick leave
  • significant subsidies for tuition in education and training programs.
     
    Inclusive environment:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The office, lavatories and building are all handicapped accessible.

Please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations), relevant portfolio samples, and resume via email.

In what capacity are you hiring?
On behalf of another company

Where are you in the hiring process?
I’m ready to make a paid hire

Would you like to state a preference for hiring from underrepresented group(s)?
No preference

Where did you find Twine?
You contacted me

Is this an independent one off job, or part of a larger project?
Part of a larger ongoing project

For what period of time will the freelancer be needed?
Long term

What freelancer experience level is needed? (per hour)
Junior: $25-35, Mid-level (Industry Average): $35-75, Senior: $75-100, Expert: $100+

Have you used graphic design services before?
Yes

Posted 2 days ago
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based in Manchester, United Kingdom
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