JOB OPENING: CAIR-Chicago seeking Part Time Graphic Designer

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.

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.)

Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

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