With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.
EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share the Core Values that allow us to experiment courageously in our work while staying true to who we’ve been as an organization for 50 years. Are you a results oriented individual who is passionate about creating environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world? Do you respect diverse perspectives, talents and contributions? Do you value innovation and enjoy designing and using a wide range of problem-solving tools? Do you embrace environmental goals with a sense of optimism while taking into account real-world dynamics? If you have integrity and a strong desire to uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action, then EDF is the place for you.
New York office preferred, but all qualified candidates will be considered.
Reporting to the Senior Art Director, the Designer will create executive-level presentations and graphics paired with superior storytelling that engages and influences our target audiences to support EDF’s important work.
As Designer, Organizational Presentations you will be responsible for creating stunning presentations that combine words and images to tell compelling stories that communicate EDF strategy and inspire audiences to support our mission. A core contributor to the Content team, you will be called upon to help distill complex ideas into accessible presentations, including visuals and graphics that support EDF marketing and development campaigns.
Design, produce and edit PowerPoint presentations that deliver on goals.
Work within established brand standards for a variety of audiences.
Collaborate with and provide creative guidance to internal business partners and streamline messaging to ensure the greatest impact.
Distill complex information into compelling narratives and bring to life with strong writing, interesting visuals, graphics and simple animations.
Identify and edit images and visual that best amplify and complement messaging. Imagery can come from both internal and external collections.
Create compelling infographics and other visual storytelling assets to use in presentation, reporting and digital mediums.
Conceptualize visual stories from data
Provide high level of quality assurance on all deliverables — including spellchecking, formatting and maintaining consistent brand look and feel.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Graphic Design, preferably in marketing or fundraising; agency or studio experience preferred
Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign / Illustrator / Photoshop)
Ninja-level ability to design and animate in PowerPoint (Visio a plus)
Impeccable typographical skills and a disciplined eye for visually organizing information and graphic treatments
Strong writing, communications, project management skills, prioritization and organizational skills
Creative team player who can work effectively with executives across teams, under tight deadlines
Ability to work independently yet collaboratively, with excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to analyze own work and that of others
Must be able to manage multiple projects concurrently
Working knowledge of environmental issues welcome
Experience using Adobe After Effects, ability to create motion graphics / advanced animations a huge plus
Portfolio of strong design and conceptual work will be a key deciding factor
Must provide a portfolio/samples that demonstrate strong fundamental design knowledge.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.Apply