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Rapid Response Designer

Climate Power

Climate Power

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Type of Position: Full-time, exempt
Team: Creative
Reports To: Design Lead
Salary Range $70,000 - $83,371 based on experience
Tier: Senior Associate
About Climate Power
Climate Power is an independent strategic communications and paid media operation focused on building the political will and public support for bold climate action. Founded by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club, Climate Power integrates hard-hitting research, polling, state and national earned media, digital and paid media to influence the national conversation, embolden leaders to take immediate, bold climate action, and expose climate deniers and their oil and gas lobby allies.
Learn more about our organization and work here: Climate Power: Who We Are!
About This Role
Climate Power has an immediate opening for a Rapid Response Designer to join its Creative Department to conceive and execute innovative and original static and motion graphic content for its owned digital platforms, partners, and special projects. The ideal candidate will have experience producing compelling creative design assets independently and at speed, some experience in politics and/or issue advocacy, and a platform-specific understanding of how to communicate with audiences online.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Rapid Response Design Execution: Work with the Creative Department and its counterparts in the Digital Department to identify and respond to planned and emerging rapid response opportunities by producing timely and engaging static and motion design assets that drive Climate Power’s messaging priorities across the organization’s owned social media platforms and mobilization programs.
  • Content Optimization & Trend Awareness: Work closely with Digital Department counterparts to ensure content is optimized for specific platforms. Follow design trends and maintain awareness of social media trends, especially around climate politics.
  • Cross-Team Collaboration: Reach across Climate Power departments and campaigns to develop, retain, and grow a deep understanding of the organization’s messaging priorities and programmatic goals.
  • Concept Development: Work independently and collaboratively to develop and pitch creative digital design concepts for planned rapid response opportunities.
  • Additional responsibilities as need and capacity dictate.

Essential Qualifications

  • Three years of relevant prior work experience creating static and motion digital design assets - ideally at an issue-focused non-profit, political, or news organization.
  • Experience producing timely and compelling content to answer planned and unplanned rapid response scenarios.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Proficiency in the full Adobe Creative Suite and/or additional design applications and tools is a plus.
  • Demonstrable in applying and adhering to brand guidelines and understanding composition, typography, and color.
  • Strong understanding of the intersections between climate policy and politics and the news cycle.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, keen attention to detail, and workflow organization.
  • Interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well on and across teams.
  • A strong portfolio of digital design work.
  • Proficiency in Google Workplace and project management applications.

Location & Hours of Operations

  • Climate Power is a remote-first organization based in DC. This position can be located anywhere in the U.S., but must be able to work Monday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm EST, plus weekends and evenings as the work dictates.
Our Hiring Timeline and Process
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until the position is filled (posting will remain up until the position is filled).
An ideal start date would be on or before August 26, 2024.
Our interview process generally involves 3 rounds of interviews, ranging in length from 30-60 minutes. All interviews will be conducted via Google Meets or Zoom. Successful candidates that move forward in the hiring process, may be invited to complete a skills assessment activity (for which they will receive compensation) and will undergo a vetting process, including reference and background check to ensure cultural and political alignment.
Climate Power is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation.
Additionally, Climate Power is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Climate Power will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview and hiring process.
If reasonable accommodation is needed in the interview process, please accessibility@climatepower.us. Requests for updates in the hiring/interview process or other solicitations, should not be sent to this email.