Graphic Design Associate

Deadline: 01/20/2022

Full Time Election Cycle

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is now accepting applications for a Graphic Design Associate to expand the DFL Party’s online presence. The Graphic Design Associate will be responsible for creating online content that helps tell the story of the DFL Party and our candidates, as well as define our opponents. 

This includes graphic design, social media copywriting, online rapid response, and potentially video production, online advertising, and website maintenance. The Graphic Design Associate is part of the Communications Team and reports to the Communications Director.

To apply, please send the following items to bevans@dfl.org with the subject line “Graphic Design Associate Application”

  • resume
  • cover letter
  • samples of graphic design and video production work
  • list of references
  • Voluntary Self-Identification form (optional)

Duties: The Graphic Design Associate will:

  • Design engaging digital and print graphics (infographics, social media, rally signs, flyers, logos for events, etc)
  • Help manage DFL Party social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok while staying up-to-date on new social media opportunities and updates to various online platforms
  • Work closely with the Communications Director to track breaking news that can be amplified online
  • Produce compelling video content for use on social media and at events 
  • Assist in photographing events and producing videos
  • Maintain and update website with press releases, create webpages and microsites as necessary
  • Coordinate with and amplify the work done by other DFL campaigns and in partner organizations
  • Assist with other digital/communications-related tasks as needed or as assigned by the Communications Director, Executive Director, or Chairman

Minimum Qualifications:   An applicant must have at least these qualifications and, except in an extraordinary case, will not be considered without them:

  • At least 1 year of experience doing graphic design for political campaigns, elected officials, advocacy organizations, or equivalent experience in the private sector
  • Demonstrated ability to write engaging copy, both in long and short form
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator required
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects at the same time while meeting tight deadlines
  • Ability to use digital tools to capture attention in creative and innovative ways 
  • Great eye for detail
  • Ability to work long hours, nights, and weekends when necessary

Preferred Qualifications: These additional qualifications are highly preferred.

  • Experience with WordPress or other WYSIWYG website interfaces
  • Experience running an effective digital advertising program
  • Experience with DSLR cameras, capturing high-quality images and video
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere
  • Experience producing compelling videos using tv clips, stock footage/audio, producing subtitles 

Timeline: The ideal start date for this position is January 21st. Applicants interested in the position should submit the materials requested above as soon as possible.

Compensation: $40,000-$50,000 or commensurate with experience. Employees of the DFL are paid on a bi-weekly basis and receive a competitive benefits package including health care and dental.

Diversity and Inclusion: The Minnesota DFL is an equal-opportunity employer. The DFL Party is committed to including groups historically underrepresented due to race/ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or ability. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented and marginalized communities to apply.

Voluntary Self-Identification Information (OPTIONAL)

Consistent with the DFL Party’s commitment to including groups historically under-represented in the DFL Party’s affairs, by virtue of race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or disability, we encourage members of underrepresented groups to seek jobs within the DFL Party. To help in this effort, we ask applicants to complete this self-identification form. Completion of this information is voluntary and is not a requirement of employment. This information will not affect the decision regarding your application for employment. This information will be kept confidential.

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