Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Multimedia Designer

Are you an energetic creative who likes to produce fun and original work that engages New Yorkers in service? A savvy project manager who takes charge over design, branding, and production? Can you keep a consistent visual design language and transform marketing concepts to grow the New York Cares brand?
 
New York Cares is looking for a full-time Multimedia Designer to help increase the impact of our brand using compelling visuals and storytelling. The Multimedia Designer will engage audiences by producing a range of interactive content including graphics, photos, and videos for use in advertising, social media, and web. 

The Multimedia Designer will work alongside a small team of Communications staff to leverage multimedia storytelling efforts, while supporting the most visible digital content and graphic design needs of the organization. They will work in a fast paced, supportive environment while developing compelling visual communications and delivering a consistent brand experience. 

Responsibilities

This position will help the Marketing & Communications team raise the profile of volunteerism in NYC through thoughtful, interactive and engaging design. They are responsible for generating visual concepts to accompany stand-alone copy or text, across many platforms. From monitoring brand consistency across mediums (digital and print) to creating templates in Canva to capturing photo/video and much more, this position will help tell the story of New York Cares visually.

Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Director, the Multimedia Designer will work alongside a Marketing Specialist and Junior Copywriter, while supporting other organization-wide multimedia needs. Outside of the Marketing & Communications department, they will work most closely with the Development and Program Divisions.  

External stakeholders include volunteers, donors, followers on social media, community partners, the media and general public. 

  • Develop and execute a design strategy that supports the organization’s main business objectives, such as producing and designing content for the website, email marketing, ad campaigns, in-person events, social media and more
  • Act as design lead and develop visual content that adds valuable SEO, with a focus on accessibility
  • Challenge the organization to improve visual consistency through better use of hierarchy, fonts, colors, photos, etc., and conduct visual content audits 
  • Communicate brand strategy and design with stakeholders and provide feedback to external vendors, partners and collaborators
  • Balance the needs of users and organization to achieve strategic goals
  • Develop org-wide collateral such as annual reports, t-shirts, posters, banners, event branding, business cards, one-sheeters, pitch decks, and stationery and more
  • Oversee vendor partnerships for collateral and ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of materials
  • Oversee the New York Cares photo archive and digital asset database
  • Support and engage volunteer photographers to capture photos from volunteer projects and events
  • Photograph volunteer projects, fundraisers, and other events, as needed
  • Edit photo and video content, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned 

This list is not an exhaustive job description. It is meant to describe the essential duties and the range of responsibilities for the Multimedia Designer role. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or 2-3 year’s work experience within creative field(s)
  • Familiarity with design standards, usability principles, accessibility, and design best practices 
  • Visual design knowledge, especially Adobe Creative Suite and how to set up files for web and print
  • Solid background in graphic design – fonts, hierarchy, and color
  • Ability to think strategically and make data-informed decisions
  • Highly organized and can manage multiple projects and deadlines at once
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Photography and video editing skills
  • Professional and positive demeanor, both in-person and over the phone/email
  • Collaborative and can articulate design choices with both specific and high-level feedback internally and externally
  • Experience with post-production software (Adobe After Effects or Adobe Premiere Pro)
  • Experience with audio editing software (Adobe Audition) or a willingness to learn
  • Strong writing skills, with comfort writing for a variety of audience
  • Experience with content management systems, Drupal CSM preferred

Salary

Starting salary is high 50s. Salary is just one component of New York Cares total compensation package. We offer generous paid leave including a winter holiday break, self-care days, and summer Fridays; comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage; access to thousands of e-learning courses; tax advantage accounts including a 403b Thrift Plan, FSA and much more. 

Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, design samples or portfolio and resume via our Indeed listing (Multimedia Designer).