The American Public Power Association is looking for a Digital Designer Specialist to serve as a key member of the Publications team to help raise the profile of the American Public Power Association and its members. The incumbent will serve as an “account manager” to gauge needs and evolve and deliver strategic creative solutions. They’ll also independently handle conceptual development, design, and production; all while ensuring that end products are visually compelling, enhances the association’s brand, empower members, and helps drive non-dues revenue generation.
This is not a remote position. Candidate must be in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.
Some of the Digital Designer Specialist’s duties include but are not limited to:
Serving as an in-house “account manager” for different teams in the association — understanding goals, developing strategic creative solutions, managing creative projects, and facilitating teamwork.
Serving as lead design editor for Public Power Magazine, working on each issue from concept through to production.
Developing concepts, designs, and producingthe full range of association digital and print communications including:
Member tools and templates,
Website and social media,
Marketing and conference materials, and
other special projects as assigned.
Providing direction to freelancers with special skills and expertise in photography, illustration, video, motion graphics, and other areas as required.
Working with production vendors to ensure on-time delivery to expectation.
Proactively pitches creative concepts to help meet association and member goals.
Contributing to layout, typography, and photography decisions; using team feedback to problem-solve and improve design concepts.
Creating and editing visually compelling video assets and dynamic motion graphics that inspire and inform.
The ideal candidate will have:
A four-year degree in graphic design or a related field.
3–5 years of demonstrable design experience including visual design and video editing experience through a portfolio of projects and/or website.
Strong graphic design skills in both digital technology, motion graphics design, and editing software packages such as Adobe Creative Suite: Premier Pro, After Effects, Animate, Lumen5 wiz. Proficiency with HTML/CSS and current web technologies.
Familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and the Adobe Creative Suite.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and proven ability to juggle multiple deadlines.
A desire to work collaboratively on projects and conceptual work.
American Public Power Association is an equal opportunity employer.
About American Public Power Association
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. We represent public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million customers that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. Our association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Our members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power.