- Washington D.C.
The Multimedia Design Lead helps achieve organizational and national campaign-specific goals by implementing creative multimedia designs that support the FWA’s organizational goals. This position will work closely with FWA’s digital engagement team and others to plan and implement multimedia products that advance FWA’s national campaigns and elevate the identity of the organization.
This position develops and executes concepts for public-facing multimedia materials across all of FWA’s platforms (including video, audio, social media, web, email, etc.).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Produces compelling and consistent multimedia visual designs and graphics elements for marketing campaigns for use across all platforms, in collaboration with other communications team members and other FWA team members as appropriate. Multimedia work includes, but is not limited to:
- Internet: From individual design elements to overall layout designs, to enhance the design and functionality of FWA web properties.
- Social media: Graphics, video content, and motion graphics for posts, advertisements, etc. to support and grow all FWA social media platforms.
- Motion graphics/digital animation: Including conceptualization, production, rendering, and delivery.
- Video: Using modern video editing techniques, motion graphics, 2D and 3D animations, traditional visual art techniques, and photo editing.
- Photography: By conducting studio and location photography and coordinating photography with other FWA offices and by editing photos with knowledge of DSLR workflows and photo editing and retouching techniques.
- Sound: Including sound effects and music (using modern sound editing and mixing techniques)
- Other digital: Including email, press releases, infographics, etc.
- Other print: Including providing support for research reports, factsheets, direct mail, newsletters, templates, etc.
- Maintains cutting-edge technical expertise in order to use, maintain knowledge of, research, and recommend modern industry digital tools and workflows and to research and recommend new multimedia technologies (hardware, software, and other digital tools).
- Develops, curates, and maintains multimedia tools and resources including digital libraries of photographs and stock images and sound effects and music tracks.
- Supports FWA leaders and staff by conceptualizing and creating multimedia products and presentations for use in rallies, lobbying activities, lawsuits, testimony, etc.
- Attend off-site events to collect video footage, audio content and photography.
- Collaborate with other design team members to manage FWA’s visual brand identity.
- Provide design support in other areas (including print and digital design), as needed.
- Carry out other projects, as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with FWA communications, policy, research and organizing staff; a moderate degree of contact with other staff; and a moderate degree of contact with government officials, community leaders, etc.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- B.A. degree in Graphic Design, Television/Radio, Journalism, Communication, Marketing, Public Relations or related fields, etc. Equivalent work experience or recognized industry certifications may be considered.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience working with advanced multimedia software applications to create and publish graphic design.
- Knowledge of design theory and history.
- Skills in visual design (including typography, hierarchy, proportion, color combination).
- Ability to use Adobe Creative Suite; especially Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Media Encoder.
- Ability to use modern video editing software (such as Final Cut X, Premiere Pro, etc.).
- Knowledge of and demonstrated ability with 2D and 3D animation production techniques and software (such as Moho/Anime Studio, Toon Harmony, Adobe Animate, Cinema 4D, Maya, Blender).
- Knowledge of audio recording, editing and production techniques and software.
Compensation: Annualized at $55,000-$77,000, dependent upon experience.
Please click here to apply and include your resume, cover letter and three professional references to be considered.
We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.