Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at zerotothree.org.
You are an innovative storyteller with a passion for designing and producing video, graphical and interactive content that inspires audiences to engage and take action. You thrive on having broad yet deep expertise in the latest techniques and technology needed to design quality creative media.
The Multimedia Designer & Production Specialist is a critical member of the Communications team helping to raise awareness of ZERO TO THREE and deeply engage core audiences in our mission. You consistently think outside of the box to provide video production (pre-production, production, post-production editing) and a wide range of multimedia design services, including photography, photo compositing, artwork, multimedia presentations, animation, motion graphics, visual effects, social ads, infographics, web, email and occasionally print design.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Produce and coordinate videos, photoshoots, digital graphics, and other multimedia content that is fresh, compelling and inspires our core audiences (including parents, professionals and policymakers) to engage and take action
Design a variety of graphics and help source photos for use on digital and print projects including but not limited to video projects, infographics, email, website slide presentations, digital ad graphics, etc.
Serve as in-house videographer, operating video and photography cameras, teleprompter, lighting, and sound equipment for recording of presentations, events and other multimedia projects
Prepare and present cohesive, multi-dimensional creative concepts to support internal and external campaigns and priority projects
Participate in planning, messaging development and creative sessions to elevate content and campaign development.Oversee project flow of all design/media production projects, including serving as creative liaison with in-house team, creative agencies, vendors and freelancers and production coordinator for video and photography projects involving outside contractors.
Oversee proofing process by delivering proofs internally and/or digitally, obtaining approvals and shepherding changes quickly through in-house production and outside vendors; Ensuring design consistency across all deliverables
Consistently deliver projects on deadline while managing work through a creative project management system
Manage all current project files and archives for media production/design projects, including all design files, artwork, editorial/design proofs, photos, videos, audio files, etc.
Oversee use and maintenance of multimedia equipment and media studio. Research and recommend equipment and software updates based on industry best practices
Stay abreast of digital design trends. Learn and develop new design skills as well as continual growth through attending design conferences and training.
Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department.
Essential Skills and Experience
Minimum 3 years of experience in graphic design and multimedia design with a strong portfolio exhibiting exceptional design aesthetic, mastery of typography, and overall creativity (including, videography, photography, animation, illustration, interactive creative elements and print design)
2+ years design production experience
Expert proficiency with Adobe production design tools, including Premiere, After Effects, Audition and Photoshop
Ability to create graphics and short videos for marketing campaigns, including social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) and web and email
Knowledge of HTML CSS animations, and front-end best practices a plus
Strong understanding of the importance of brand identity and creating multi-channel content with cohesive brand voice
Conceptual thinking and creative problem solving to take a project from ideation to completion
Highly creative with the ability to work autonomously, yet able to take direction well
Collaborative, proactive team player with a positive attitude and high level of energy able to work in a fast-paced environment
Strong organizational skills with ability to effectively balance multiple projects, deadlines and deliverables in a fast-paced environment
Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills, including the ability to clearly articulate both design decisions/rationale
Strong customer-service orientation
Keen attention to detail
A passion for continued learning on emerging creative platforms and technologies and ways to implement those at ZERO TO THREE
Encourages and practices critical thinking
Is self-reflective and empathic
Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results
Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others
Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior
Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in marketing, communications, multimedia, graphic design, digital marketing, or related field.
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, grasp objects, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, stand, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for preparing and analyzing data.
The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home office. When travel is expected, the incumbent will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.
About ZERO TO THREE, National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
OUR CORE VALUES STATEMENT
We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do.
By embracing our values, every member of the ZERO TO THREE community contributes to a healthy and positive culture, a more successful organization, and better outcomes for infants, toddlers and their families.
Passion and persistence in helping infants and toddlers thrive
The centrality of healthy positive relationships, including:
A commitment to family in our work and in staff work-life balance
Consistent and authentic collaboration
Respectfulness, inclusiveness and diversity
The highest standards of excellence in our work, including:
Integrity, openness, honesty and transparency
Opportunities for leadership and professionalism
Evidence-based learning and reflection
The freedom to make and learn from mistakes