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Freelance Opportunity! Graphic & Presentation Designer

  • About the Markle Foundation:

    The Markle Foundation works to realize the potential of technology to achieve breakthroughs in addressing some of the nation’s most pressing issues. Markle challenges itself and diverse partners to deploy their varied expertise to identify solutions and achieve systemic change. Today as advanced technology and automation change the very nature of work, Markle’s priority is advancing solutions towards a skills-based labor market that will enable Americans to transition to the opportunities of the digital economy. Markle’s workforce initiatives include Skillful and the Rework America Task Force. They follow Markle’s success in creating the policy and technology architecture that has enabled improvements in healthcare, national security, and access to the Internet.

    Job Summaries and Responsibilities: 

    The Graphic and Presentation Designer will work with the communications team on strategy and design for a wide range of projects, including deliverables that will require interactive engagement and outreach activities.

    The ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines, maintain design and brand consistency, pay close attention to detail, and the capacity to prioritize and self-manage is essential. Patience, adaptability, and the ability to be comfortable with shifting priorities, revisions, and last-minute requests is essential.

    The Designer will create a variety of materials including but not limited to:
    PowerPoint Presentations
    Case Studies, White Papers, Primers and Handouts
    Web-Based and Social Media Graphics
    Illustrated Charts and Bar Graphs for inclusion in online and in print materials
    Create and coordinate printing of high-quality brochures, flyers and other print materials
    May also have minor video editing, and other design requests, as needed
    Required Competencies: 

    Occupational

    Competencies Bullets: 
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    Adobe Creative Suite Software
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    Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
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    Microsoft Office Software
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    PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
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    Presentation Design
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    Proficient creating static presentation decks in PowerPoint, and comfortable with that potentially being a core part of this work.
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    Data/Market Research
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    Gather, assess and represent data. Ability to represent data graphically, as icons, infographics and charts.
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    Formatting Skills
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    Strong skills at formatting type and copy-heavy documents.
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    Design Principles
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    Knowledge of the elements used in design such as unity, scale, proportion, balance, symmetry, space, form, texture, color, light, shade and congruence and their application into practice.
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    Online Portfolio
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    Must have online portfolio showcasing Presentation and Print Designs, with multiple styles.
    Required Competencies: 

    Foundational

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    Collaborative Working
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    Work collaboratively with communications team to understand project scope and objectives; share new design perspectives and ideas; and, create collateral that effectively communicates information to a wide range of stakeholders and the public.
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    Active Listening
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    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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    Critical Thinking
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    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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    Communication Skills
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    Talking to others to convey information effectively. Be able to work with others in the organization to develop project briefs in a professional office setting.
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    Reading Comprehension
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    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents, be able to suggest text edits as needed.
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    Active Learning
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    Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Ability to quickly get up to speed with new subjects and be comfortable asking questions to be able to provide relevant design solutions.
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    Judgment and Decision Making
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    Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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    Design Consistency
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    Ability to maintain consistency with current materials, based on Lead Designers’ previous work. Able to provide guidance on design, length of copy, style of document, as not all projects come with well-developed design briefs.
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    Time Management
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    Ability to meet deadlines and manage expectations by keeping the team updated on progress, or possible additional time needed.
    Preferred Competencies: 

    Occupational

    Competencies Bullets: 
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    Adobe Video/Photo Editing Software
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    Helpful, but not necessary, to have video editing skills and experience with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Lightroom.
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    Photography/Video
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    Experience in Photography or Video Filming a plus.
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    Web Skills
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    Basic HTML or coding skills helpful, but not necessary.
    Preferred Competencies: 

    Foundational

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    Operations Analysis
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    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
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    Social Perceptiveness
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    Understanding of diversity and inclusion.
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    Complex Problem Solving
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    Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
    Job Details: 
    Location: 
    Anywhere in US, preferably New York
    Title: 
    Freelance Graphic & Presentation Designer
    Reports to: 
    Communications Department
    Term: 
    Expected Start Date: Mid December 2019
    Duration of the Assignment: Approximately 5 months
    Approximate Hours Per Week: 20 hrs per week
    Salary & Benefits: 
    Competitive Salary
    Travel: 
    None
    Apply: 
    Please submit your application along with link to online portfolio showcasing Presentation and Print Designs, with multiple styles to [email protected]
    Markle is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations and marital status.

    For more information, visit markle.org, follow @MarkleFdn and @ReworkAmerica on Twitter, and read our book, America's Moment.

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