Graphic Designer

Date Posted: May 15, 2019
Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

Salary Range: 40K - 60K
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is $50,000/year. This is a full-time position which includes access to a benefits plan.
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting / Les Amis de la radiodiffusion is the citizens' advocate for journalism and storytelling. We have 364,000 supporters across Canada and are completely independent of any broadcaster, corporation or political party.

Our Current Priorities

  • Defending the trustworthy Canadian journalism that secures our democracy
  • Ending special treatment for Silicon Valley tech giants operating in Canada, especially Google, Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon
  • Restoring CBC to be a major cultural and civic force


Job Description

Who You Are

Today, we’re looking for an excellent, enthusiastic in-house Graphic Designer to take responsibility for our organization’s visual identity and produce a variety of communication materials, for print, digital, and social applications.

This is a rare opportunity to make a difference in Canadian politics and society, and to create work that inspires and engages the public. 

You will be responsible for the look and feel of almost everything we produce, and will help us to achieve a consistent visual identity across a variety of campaigns. You are able to use design to translate data to a broad audience in fresh ways, and produce promotional and other materials that support our advocacy work.

You have experience working in design and production for both print and digital applications, an understanding of social media and video needs, and strong organizational skills to take all assignments from conception through to delivery.

This opportunity is based in our Toronto office, and you will report to the Director of Digital Content.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Design all printed campaign materials including promotional items, advertisements, brochures, event signage, etc. 
  • Create graphics and manage visual assets for social media, slide presentations, and other digital platforms, including infographics that visualize our campaign messages and research data.
  • Bring our email newsletters and website stories to life by creating, sourcing or commissioning illustrations, photography, etc. (Still photography and/or video experience an asset.)
  • Develop an in-house Style Guide and standards for production, outsourcing, organization of files, approval process, etc.
  • Proactively introduce ideas for new ways to reach our audience.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors, manage schedules, deliverables, etc. and oversee quality of materials produced.
  • Experience in motion graphics and text animation is a plus!


Requirements:

  • Diploma, certificate or degree in graphic design or design-related discipline
  • 3-5 years experience working as a graphic designer with proven branding and information design abilities and the ability to take creative concepts through to print-ready artwork.
  • Solid understanding of fundamental design principles; typography, colour, layout, etc. for both print and digital applications.
  • Ability to work quickly within the daily news cycle and deliver on tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in French and/or designing for bilingual applications is an asset


Additional Info:

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting values employment equity. We support diversity and inclusion in the Canadian media, our work, and this call for applications. If you require any accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by email to friends[at]friends.ca.

How to Apply:

Please combine your cover letter, resume, and three samples of work into a single PDF file and email them to friends[at]friends.ca. Please use the subject line: "Application: Graphic Designer".

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00 p.m. EST. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

We thank all candidates who apply in advance, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.