Employment

Graphic Design Coordinator

Manager, Media and Public Relations


Graphic Design Coordinator

The Graphic Design Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Creative and Brand Manager, and will assist in building public awareness of the Foundation’s activities, brand, messaging, programs and events through digital and print graphic design. 

This description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.

Summary of position:

The Graphic Design Coordinator will assist with building public awareness of the Foundation’s activities, brand, messaging, programs and events through print and digital graphic design. This position requires someone who is creative, organized, and adept at prioritizing multiple projects. This individual will be expected to deliver on key objectives, plus manage project schedules, resources and vendors.

Please be prepared to share a portfolio of your print and digital media accomplishments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide graphic design services for the Foundation’s digital assets, including but not limited to the Prevent Cancer Foundation website and microsites, preventable cancer fact sheets, e-newsletters and the digital version of the Foundation’s annual report.
  • Provide graphic design services for the Foundation’s print materials, including but not limited to the Foundation’s annual report, newsletter, brochures, preventable cancer guides, postcards, and event collateral materials.
  • Design graphics for email marketing campaigns, and the Foundation’s expanding social media platforms: Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
  • Perform routine daily and periodic updates of online text, photographs, videos and forms.
  • Work closely with other divisions in the development of digital and print publications, projects and materials.
  • In consultation with the Creative and Brand Senior Manager, maintain a consistent look and feel to all Prevent Cancer Foundation digital and print materials and ensures compliance with Foundation brand guidelines in all graphic design.
  • Assist the Creative and Brand Senior Manager on projects and performs additional duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in relevant field
  • Portfolio with 1-3 years of graphic design
  • Highly proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud on a Mac or Windows platform 
  • Fluency with core graphic design principles (typography, form, color, composition, imagery, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work well independently and prioritize
  • Experience with media production (shooting photos, editing video) a plus
  • Ability to work effectively within the WordPress content management system (CMS) a plus
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making
  • Strong writing and editing skills, knowledge of AP Style preferred

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs, at Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org. Put “Graphic Design Coordinator” in the subject line.

Salary Range: $30,000-$35,000


Manager, Media and Public Relations

This description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.

Summary of position:

The Manager, Media and Public Relations generates local, national and international print, broadcast and digital media coverage of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s brand, key messages, initiatives, programs and events. The Manager serves as the project manager and principal editor for the Foundation’s signature print and digital publications and collateral material and ensures compliance across divisions with the Foundation’s branding and style guidelines and publication requests.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively pursue media opportunities for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and provide metrics in both traditional and digital media for internal and external use.
  • Monitor all media for Foundation mentions and opportunities to respond (e.g. letters to the editor).
  • Cultivate relationships with health reporters nationwide, especially those inside the Beltway.
  • Act as the project manager and assistant editor of the Foundation’s signature print and digital publications and collateral materials. Publications include, but are not limited to, the annual report and quarterly newsletter.
  • Ensure compliance across divisions with the Foundation’s branding and style guidelines and publication requests.
  • Develop strategic media plans for organizational activities, programs and campaigns, including but not limited to the Dialogue for Action conference, spring gala, 5k Walk/Run and Health Fair, and Check Your Mate.
  • Develop materials for the media and other target constituencies, including but not limited to:
    • news releases
    • media alerts
    • media kits
    • digital media content
    • op-eds
    • talking points
    • backgrounders
    • articles or blog posts
    • letters to the editor
  • In collaboration with the Graphic Design Coordinator and Senior Manager, Brand and Creative, work with other divisions to ensure compliance with print and digital publication requests.
  • Work closely with Communications and Advocacy Manager on social media messaging.
  • Serve as an effective spokesperson for the Prevent Cancer Foundation when required and brief the Prevent Cancer Foundation senior management, board of directors or medical advisory board members prior to interviews, press conferences or presentations with the media.
  • Liaise with external vendors as needed.
  • Assist the Managing Director, External Affairs in ensuring strong writing and messaging integrity in all Foundation communications, including but not limited to, blog posts, Foundation brochures, donor letters, op-eds and e-blasts.
  • Assist in media training of Foundation board, staff and volunteers.
  • Handle additional writing assignments as needed.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS with 3-5 years related experience.
  • A proven track record of successful media relations (both traditional and digital) outreach and the ability to quantify that outreach.
  • Superior knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) writing style.
  • Superior editing and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient with Meltwater, Bacon’s Media Map or VOCUS.
  • Familiar with WordPress content management system (CMS) and Blackbaud Online Express constituent management system (CRM) or similar systems.
  • Experience working in a health-related nonprofit organization preferred.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples (including at least one press release and one op-ed) to Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs, at Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org. Put “Manager, Media and PR” in the subject line.

Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000