Graphic Designer (Remote)

Posted by
Friends of the Earth
Washington, DC
Published 20 days ago

Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for five decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in more than 70 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.  

To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy, and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world value people and the environment.  

The Communications Department maintains Friends of the Earth’s brand and works to tell the organization’s stories using traditional, social, digital, and visual means to achieve campaign objectives. The Communications Department at FOE encompasses press and traditional media, web and social media, and graphics and multimedia. We develop communications strategies for the organization’s campaigns and work with our colleagues to share their important work with the world. Working closely with our colleagues in the programs and organizing departments, we craft messaging and create visuals that help audiences understand wonky, complex issues that impact people and the planet.  

Friends of the Earth is seeking a highly motivated Graphic Designer to join our Communication’s Department to help the organization tell its story through design.  

Position Summary  

The Graphic Designer will report to the Design & Multimedia Manager and will help create content for Friends of the Earth’s campaigns and meet the growing demand for more visual and multimedia content. The focus of this position will be providing professional, consistent content for web, social, print and more. This position will play a key role in communicating FOE's vision and brand through graphic & multimedia design, including the creation of infographics, white papers, briefings, and graphics for use on web and social media.  

We are looking for someone with excellent design skills and who has experience creating visual content that presents complex or otherwise challenging information in a clear and impactful manner. A major focus of the position will be creating content for use on FOE’s social media feeds, so we’re looking for someone with an excellent grasp of those platforms. The person in this position will need to manage multiple projects simultaneously and collaborate with colleagues across the organization.  

Essential Functions:  

  • Create visually compelling graphics for FOE's social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)  
  • Design and layout white papers, multi-page documents, and reports (for print and digital)
  • Create infographics and illustrations that present complex or otherwise challenging information 
  • in a clear and impactful manner.
  • Research and acquire visuals from online sources.
  • Assist video productions from concept to delivery.
  • Manage and archive design-related files and assets.
  • Work closely with the Design & Multimedia Manager to meet the organization-wide design requests strategically and efficiently.
  • Work closely with Digital Communications Manager and other staff to ensure visual/messaging brand consistency across social media platforms. 
  • Think creatively and intuitively to produce the best design solutions for each campaign with 
  • distinct objectives and goals.
  • Manage time and establish priorities while maintaining flexibility to respond to changing

Required Qualifications:  

  • 3-5 years of experience in graphic design and visual brand strategy
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) 
  • Keen understanding of visual elements (layout, type, and fonts)
  • Experience using social media platforms for work and knowledgeable in the current trends in social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. FOE does not sponsor any employment related visas. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Prior work experience in a non-profit and/or advocacy organization 
  • Proficient in creating visual designs for advocacy purposes 
  • Proficient with video/photography production and video editing experience 
  • Proficient with photo touch-up and color-correction
  • Proficient in designing Microsoft PowerPoint

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.

Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for five decades to produce important victories…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Generous Benefits Package

Generous Benefits Package


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1101 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States
11th Floor

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