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POSITION TITLE

Graphic Designer
(New York)

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Director of Production

DATE OF POSTING

January 15, 2015

POSITION SUMMARY

The graphic designer will conceive, design and produce data visualizations and infographics based on Guttmacher research and policy analysis; interviews with policy and research experts; or news about sexual and reproductive health trends, for use across platforms. The designer will also create graphics (including iconography, charts, figures, tables, etc.) and assist with production of the Institute’s policy publication, special publications and collateral materials. The Institute is currently underway with a website redesign. The graphic designer will design and produce content to support the new site.

This position will join a team of professionals dedicated to producing evidence-based, high quality resources, developing a strong multimedia and online presence, and conducting outreach to a range of key stakeholders so as to inform policies and public debates domestically and internationally on a range of issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Brainstorm, draft and design visualization products, incorporating feedback from key stakeholders across the Institute;
  • Design and produce data visualizations and infographics in static formats and work with in-house web team to produce visual tools in interactive formats for online use using best practices for web publishing;
  • Design and produce graphics for publications and assist with production of non-journal publications and collateral materials;
  • Conceptualize, design and produce promotional materials for events, conferences or releases; and
  • Work with staff to design graphics for presentations.
  • Perform other reasonably related job duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors degree in graphic design, interaction design or related field or equivalent and 3–5 years of design experience, including visual content development;
  • Experience creating engaging and sophisticated storytelling pieces desirable, especially those that visualize complex concepts for a nontechnical audience;
  • Experience in brainstorming and developing different types of visualizations, including for narrative, interactive data exploration and analytics;
  • Familiarity with optimizing graphics for online use and for a variety of mobile devices;
  • Strategic understanding of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and/or YouTube preferred;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, particularly Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop;
  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 preferred;
  • Experience with JavaScript and/or JavaScript frameworks such as JQuery or D3 a plus;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint essential;
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, sense of humor, commitment, and professionalism necessary;
  • Self-motivation together with ability to work collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Ability to work under deadlines and juggle priorities and projects;
  • Knowledge of Tableau and/or other data visualization software a plus.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off.


Please note that no telephone calls will be accepted
No agencies please


CONTACT

Human Resources Department
The Guttmacher Institute
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Fax (212) 558-6268

If applying by E-mail (preferred), please type in the subject line your first and last name, and title of position you are applying for and send Email resume/cover letter to:

applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org

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POSITION TITLE

Senior Communications Associate–International
(New York)

STATUS

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Director of Communications

DATE OF POSTING

January 12, 2015

POSITION SUMMARY

Serve as primary communications liaison with overseas partner organizations, advocates and NGOs; plan and execute the release of Guttmacher studies and other communications-related events and activities; conduct international media outreach; develop and disseminate public education materials related to international projects; participate in project development, providing feedback on overall goals and communications components; review drafts of and provide feedback on select research materials; develop project work plans and assist in managing communications budgets as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans and executes the release and dissemination of Guttmacher’s research, policy analysis and public education materials related to international work.
  • Develops media relations strategies and materials, including news releases, opinion pieces, letters to the editor, blog posts, and Web content, or supervises others in these tasks.
  • Serves as primary liaison with the Institute’s overseas communications partners, including those at international and multilateral organizations.
  • Identifies opportunities and coordinates participation by Guttmacher staff in key multilateral meetings and conferences, including United Nations and regional organizations.
  • Conducts outreach to and fields inquiries from journalists in developing regions, Europe and the U.S. to promote Guttmacher's international work and other activities.
  • Works in collaboration with the Research and Public Policy divisions in developing projects that include communications activities or are focused on communications outreach.
  • Works with Development staff in drafting funding proposals and funder reports.
  • Identifies new overseas communications partners and negotiates partner contracts, work plans and schedule of deliverables.
  • Works with the social media team to develop and implement social media content and campaigns.
  • Develops infographic and short video content and works with designers in their creation.
  • Prepares PowerPoint and other presentations for Institute staff and Web site.
  • Represents the Institute at meetings with overseas donors, country offices of international organizations, conferences and other gatherings as appropriate.
  • Manages communication activities to promote the Guttmacher-published journal International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.
  • Perform other reasonably related job duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Journalism or Development preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of media relations/nonprofit experience. Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues highly desirable.
  • Strong support for the mission of the Guttmacher Institute.
  • Experience working internationally in developing countries.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with a variety of social media platforms.
  • Self-motivated and team player.
  • Ability to work under deadlines and juggle priorities and projects.
  • Ability to understand statistical materials.
  • Ability to work effectively with overseas partners, often on a long-distance basis.
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish highly desirable.
  • Supervisory experience desirable.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off.


Please note that no telephone calls will be accepted
No agencies please


CONTACT

Human Resources Department
The Guttmacher Institute
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Fax (212) 558-6268

If applying by E-mail (preferred), please type in the subject line your first and last name, and title of position you are applying for and send Email resume/cover letter to:

applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org

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The Guttmacher Institute is an equal opportunity employer.