Founded in 1981 in partnership with whistleblowers, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that works to expose waste, corruption, abuse of power, and other instances where the government fails to serve the public. We champion reforms to achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles. POGO has an over $6 million annual budget that supports a staff of over 40 employees.
POGO’s creative team is looking for a talented Designer to produce and design the organization's visual communication products for web and print, and to help maintain compelling visual storytelling across all platforms. The creative team is also looking for help designing, building, and sending emails to our supporters. The Designer reports directly to POGO’s Creative Director.
We encourage potential applicants to apply even if they only have experience or familiarity in some of the areas described below. We fully recognize that many great candidates will not have experience in all of the areas we list, or may have relevant experiences and skills that we have not listed or considered.
- Develop compelling visuals for digital and print products—such as editorial illustrations, video graphics, infographics, share graphics, reports, event collaterals, and mailings—in collaboration with the Creative team and/or external designers, and conduct photo and asset research as needed.
- Identify areas for visual storytelling in digital and print products, with a focus on editorial content for web and print
- Layout and post website content and associated materials (such as underlying documents or assets) through our CMS
- Adhere to and help elevate the standards of POGO's brand and design
- Manage print and production processes with outside vendors, including: soliciting quotes, maintaining timelines, producing materials for vendor handoff, and aggregating and translating feedback
- Work closely with other teams across the organization to develop and update branded materials (letterhead, newsletters, presentation decks, etc.)
- Support POGO’s email engagement efforts by creating, designing, and distributing emails, newsletters, and e-courses
- Pull and utilize email analytics as needed to inform design and user experience changes
- Other duties as needed or required
- Minimum of 2 years of professional design experience—or demonstrated equivalent experience. A Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, fine art, marketing, visual communications, or a related field is a plus but NOT REQUIRED.
- Demonstrated experience being a creative problem-solver with a collaborative spirit
- Demonstrated ability to effectively receive and respond to critical direction
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
- Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and Windows software environments is preferred
- Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus
Compensation, benefits, and other information:
The job is full time and includes the listed benefits. This position is eligible for remote work, but otherwise the position and POGO are based in Washington, DC.
- Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience, starting at $49k.
- Health, dental, and vision insurance.
- 403(b) employee investment plan available, with employer retirement contribution through a SEP IRA once eligible.
- Life insurance and long-term disability coverage.
- Metro SmartTrip benefits participation available.
- Paid holiday, vacation, sick, and personal leave.
To Apply: Send an email with the following items to [email protected] with the subject line: Designer. No phone calls please.
- A link to your portfolio (or a PDF including at least 3 pieces of your design work and a description of what went into creating those pieces—e.g., the context and/or goals of the project, your role, approach, etc.),
- short cover letter describing why you are interested in working at POGO, and
Application Deadline: July 27th, 2020
Applications without a portfolio or other examples of the candidate’s work will not be reviewed.
POGO is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We encourage all interested and qualified individuals to apply.