We are seeking a creative new member for the Becker Friedman Institute's communications and events team to help produce materials that promote research, commentary, and events from the Chicago Economics community. The successful candidate will use various techniques, processes, and templates to create design drafts and prototypes for a variety of projects, including: brochures, event materials, research summaries, webpages and graphics, social media graphics, and monthly newsletters. He or she may assist the Senior Digital Media Manager with video production, including video graphics, video broll, and YouTube thumbnails. This position reports to BFIâ™s Senior Director of Policy, Communications & External Affairs.
Work effectively as a creative member of the communications and events team to help produce materials that promote research, commentary, and events from the Chicago Economics community.
Use a variety of techniques to create design drafts and prototypes for a variety of projects, including: brochures, event materials, research summaries, webpages and graphics, social media graphics, and monthly newsletters.
Assist the Senior Digital Media Manager with video production, including video graphics, video b-roll, and YouTube thumbnails.
Use knowledge of and experience with Adobe InDesign, other graphics editing tools, and Excel.
Employ deep understanding of visual elements (color, type, image, illustration, data visualization) to help create product for the team.
Apply knowledge of both print- and web-based design/production workflows and best practices in work with the team.
Other duties as assigned
Exceptional time management and organizational skills including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines is required.
Excellent teamwork and communications skills, and attention to detail.
Fluency with Adobe InDesign and experience with style-based production workflows and graphics editing tools (Photoshop, Illustrator).
Experience working with Excel to build basic charts and experience with WordPress a plus.
Experience with video production, video cameras (Canon C100, DSLR video recording) and video editing also a plus.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in design, art, journalism, public relations, marketing, graphic design, art, or related field
2-3 years work experience in communications field preferred
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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