GRAPHIC DESIGNER:

CAIR-Chicago is seeking a part-time Graphic Designer to join our Communications Department who will be responsible for meeting the design needs of CAIR-Chicago.

The Communications Department adds vital perspective to public discourse, publishes in a variety of mediums, creates research reports and produces the latest in new-media including audio, video, graphic design, web design, blogs, and other multimedia.

Submit applications with a PDF sample of your work no later than 11:59pm on Monday, September 29th, 2014.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Primarily managing graphic design, photography, layout, video editing and other multimedia needs
-Working on new website re-design.
-Creating marketing materials such as program booklets, annual reports, posters, fliers, print newsletters, e-mail newsletters, and announcements while upholding brand awareness and standards in all marketing materials
-Creating info graphics, advertisements, and attending to all graphic design needs
-Researching and implementing the use of new technologies to enhance CAIR-Chicago’s communications (as needed)
-Managing the cairchicago.org, chicagomonitor.com, and CAIR-Chicago’s respective social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest) by regularly updating and creating original content
-Effectively describing and promoting CAIR-Chicago’s work
-Ensuring all communications adheres to CAIR-Chicago’s core values and mission
-Facilitating the research and development of content for publication including annual reports
-Coordinating and editing original articles including letters to the editor, commentaries, and op-eds
-Serving as a resource for news media
-Supervising interns to support communications department needs


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

-Bachelors degree in related fields or equivalent experience with a portfolio. Open to hiring graphic design students who are currently obtaining a Bachelors degree with a strong portfolio.
-Adobe Photoshop, HTML/CSS, and CMS expertise required. Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator proficiency strongly preferred.
-Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
-Adept knowledge of CAIR-Chicago’s area of work and issues relating to American Muslims
-Superior analytical and critical thinking skills and creativity
-Ability to work independently and with a team
-Ability to trouble shoot, solve problems, and pay strong attention to detail
-Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work under pressure
-Familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures
-Microsoft Office proficiency
-Basic photography, filmmaking, and video/audio editing proficiency a plus.


COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and PDF sample of your work to: ssohel@cair.com. Links to websites and online portfolios are strongly encouraged, but not required. (Please indicate position title in the subject of the email.)

Submit applications no later than 11:59pm on Monday, September 29th.

Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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