FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Public Engagement and Campaigns Division
New York or Washington D.C. Preferred
Application Deadline: June 18, 2023
The Public Engagement and Campaigns Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer. The Public Engagement and Campaigns team is the digital mobilization hub for HRW and oversees multiple campaigns and public engagement initiatives each year.
The Senior Graphic Designer will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining design work to support editorial, paid media, campaigns, and digital fundraising efforts. This position will serve as the design hub for printed materials, social media, ads, email marketing, web, and GIF design for the organization. The Senior Graphic Designer will oversee the creative and design strategy across marquee campaigns throughout the year. The Senior Graphic Designer works closely with both our Public Engagement and Marketing teams to coordinate on design for various projects and campaigns.
This is a three-month fixed-term, full-time position for parental leave coverage. The Senior Graphic Designer will ideally be based in New York or Washington, D.C. and reports to the Director of Public Engagement and Campaigns based in New York.
The successful candidate may have the option to work remotely. We aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.
1. Design graphic content, illustrations, and infographics;
2. Develop brand identities for campaigns;
3. Manage graphic designs from conception to delivery;
4. Oversee creative strategy for key projects;
5. Implement the Human Rights Watch brand book into day-today projects;
6. Serve as consult on vendor projects;
7. Ensure brand consistency throughout various marketing projects;
8. Liaise between the marketing and design teams to ensure deadlines are met;
9. Keep up to date on industry developments; and
10. Perform other responsibilities, as required.
Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Marketing, Digital Technologies, Communications, Business, or related field is required.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of experience in graphic design for printed materials, social media, ads, email marketing, and web design is required.
Related Skills and Knowledge:
1. Experience with design tools (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere and Illustrator) is required.
2. HTML/CSS experience is a plus.
3. Portfolio with design projects, preferably covering nonprofit, NGO, or social change work is preferred.
4. A keen eye for details, strong project and time management skills, and creativity and innovative thinking are required.
5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.
Other: Applicants must possess valid work authorization in the location they would like to be based. Human Rights Watch is not able to sponsor work authorization for this role.
Salary and Benefits:HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. This position is based in the United States and the salary range would be USD 82,000-USD 95,000. Salary ranges outside of the United States vary based on location.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by June 18, 2023 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or resume. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, or if you require accommodations during the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.
Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.
Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.