Graphic Designer

Join an amazing team. Do amazing work.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF); the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit; for fifty years RIF has prepared and motivated children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. We have inspired children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice by providing access to new books that they can make their own. The seeds of inspiration in these books have motivated children to follow their dreams and achieve their potential. Yes, it seems incredible for a book to launch a life, but it happens every day as hungry, inquisitive young minds reach out and grab hold of the new people, places, and ideas that books bring them. 

About the position 

The Graphic Designer responsibilities will include graphic design for organization's print and digital marketing and communication tools, including image selection, graphic design for business and consumer audiences, and consistent implementation adhering to design style guide. Must have demonstrated ability to design and produce digital weekly and monthly emails and newsletters and effectively work in content management and marketing automation tools. Must have the ability to create designs that can be implemented on digital platforms, as well as expertise concepting and designing projects for print, including collateral, posters, premiums, event materials and displays. You will work with internal stakeholders, front-end and back-end developers, and external agencies/vendors. 

Graphic Designer Responsibilities/Requirements: 

  • Concept, design and execute collateral, presentations, event and promotional signage and materials, educational materials, advertising & promotion campaigns across media: print, digital, social and signage.
  • Ability to concept and implement designs based on target audience: corporate, consumer, educators, children.
  • Experience and comfort with digital design, including for website, emails & e-newsletters, digital ads and social media.
  • Develop and maintain library of graphics for regular design updates, leveraging brand style guide.
  • Identify and resolve style guide gaps to create standards that can be applied for future use.
  • Create designs that can be implemented in Drupal CMS and marketing automation tools.
  • Understand and leverage reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Work with the digital team to ensure the technical feasibility of online designs.
  • Work collaboratively with the marketing team and other internal team members to ideate and execute on creative strategies.
  • Adhere to and support RIF brand guidelines and assure visual consistency across deliverables.
  • Ability to manage multiple project simultaneously and prioritize.
  • Ability to prepare files for printing/production vendors and communicate specs and requirements.

Graphic Designer Skills and Qualifications       

2 + years' experience designing for a variety of audiences including corporate, consumer and children

  • Ability to concept, execute designs and provide specs for projects
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Knowledge of Drupal
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Must have excellent typographical and visual concept design skills
  • Experience with infographics and data visualization
  • Ability to curate and select stock photography
  • Solution-oriented

RIF offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision plans, generous annual leave, 403(b) plan with company contribution and company paid life and disability.

To Apply:  Please submit your cover letter including your salary requirement, and resume for consideration here.

RIF is an equal opportunity employer.