The National Organization for Women (NOW)’s Graphic Design Fellowship is a part-time, year-long (fall and spring semester) program for individuals interested in deepening their knowledge base and skill set in digital communications for a social justice organization.
NOW is dedicated to intersectional grassroots activism to lead societal change, promote feminist ideals and eliminate discrimination. The Graphic Design Fellow (GDF) will work with the NOW National Action Program staff, assisting in the implementation of the five National Action Program campaigns: Mobilize for Reproductive Justice, End the Criminalization of Trauma, Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Protect Immigrant Rights, and Advance Voting Rights. The GDF will report to and be directly supervised by the National Action Program Manager.
The Fellow should be willing to commit to both the fall and spring semester, and able to work around 20 hours per week.
- Design and create dynamic graphic content for NOW’s national website and upcoming campaigns
- Help craft an aesthetic narrative for upcoming campaigns including reproductive justice, voting rights, and the 2018 election cycle
- Assist the National Action Program in producing and promoting educational outreach materials for our grassroots chapters and state organizations
- Assist in the production of videos, webinars, and blog posts raising awareness of the issues covered in NOW's national action campaigns
- Other duties and projects as assigned
- Graduate student with a concentration in Communications, Graphic Design, or a related field
- 2+ years of graphic design experience (professional experience may be supplemented through academic experience)
- Experience using Adobe CS, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
- Proficient experience with social media marketing and digital engagement, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat
- Video-editing skills a plus!
- Basic knowledge of NOW's six core social justice issues
- Ability to work well with a wide array of diverse individuals across age, race, socio-economic, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and other lines
- Highly organized and proactive worker who pays attention to detail, adheres to deadlines, and has great problem solving skills
- Good sense of humor and creative energy
- Enjoys working independently, as well as in a team