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Director of Digital Creative, Action Fund

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Center for American Progress | Washington, DC
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  • Reports to: Vice President, Digital Engagement
  • Staff reporting to this position: Two Digital Media Associates
  • Department: CAP Action War Room
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time

Summary

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Digital Creative to lead a creative team that develops innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies, values, and candidates.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold progressive ideas, strong leadership, and concerted action. We develop new policy proposals, challenge media outlets to cover the issues that matter to American families, and use a variety of digital and communications tools to shape the national debate.

With policy teams in every major issue area, CAP Action thinks creatively at the cross-section of traditional boundaries to develop ideas for policymakers and candidates. It employs extensive digital communications and outreach efforts to help progressive leaders make the case for American Progress’ values and implement real change.

We are looking for applicants who have the ability to envision and create compelling content. The public is more overwhelmed than ever, and we need a director with a keen sense of what will break through the clutter and grab people’s attention, both in helping to tear down President Trump’s harmful policies and in building up the case for a progressive future.

The creative team will also work closely with the storybank team to identify compelling stories that lend themselves to strong creative products. The team will deploy the content it produces in a variety of channels and contexts, including legislative fights and electoral races.

A strong candidate for this role should be able to effectively manage and oversee a team that develops, designs, and produces video and graphic content for all digital platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Candidates should have the technical skills to jump in and produce these products as necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the CAP Action War Room’s creative team of digital media associates who pitch, develop, and execute video and graphic projects to advance the organization’s strategic priorities.
  • Work with the War Room leadership team and American Progress’ policy teams to advance advocacy goals in part by translating complex ideas into digestible, shareable messages using video and graphics.
  • Work closely with the broader digital and communications teams to ensure that content is tailored to the platforms and audiences American Progress is trying to reach.
  • Coordinate with the storybank team to help develop compelling creative products from personal stories.
  • Brainstorm, craft, and disseminate innovative and creative visual content that helps move the needle on American Progress’ core fights.
  • Manage the production of shareable rapid response videos using a combination of clips, original footage, and animation.
  • Work with outside videographers and vendors to expand production capabilities and capacity.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices for digital creative.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • At least five years of professional experience working in digital creative with a focus on video and graphic design.
  • Expertise in filming, editing, and producing video content with an emphasis on storytelling.
  • Experience developing branding for political campaigns, advocacy organizations, companies, or nonprofits.
  • The ability to conceptually and creatively visualize news content.
  • A solid understanding of progressive values and policies and how they intersect with the news.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • Sound editorial and ethical judgment.
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Creative with a commitment to innovation and experimentation.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects for different stakeholders.
  • A positive team player with a passion for progressive change.
  • Open to developing new skills as needed.
  • Collaborative and fun to work with!

American Progress offers full and competitive benefit packages. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

  • Reports to: Vice President, Digital Engagement
  • Staff reporting to this position: Two Digital Media Associates
  • Department: CAP Action War Room
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time

Summary

American Progress has an immediate opening…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

You will receive full benefits offered to all eligible Center employees. Currently those include:

 

  • Commuter benefits ($130 per month to be used on Metrorail or Metrobus);
  • Health insurance (including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care eligible expenses;
  • Short term and long term disability insurance;
  • Term life insurance
  • Generous leave policy

You will receive full benefits offered to all eligible Center employees. Currently those include:

 

  • Commuter benefits ($130 per month to be used on Metrorail or Metrobus);
  • Health…

Location

1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
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