Graphic & Digital Media Designer

New York, United States | Full-time

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The Times Square Alliance is currently seeking a highly motivated Graphic & Digital Media Designer with strong graphic design and video editing skills to help us shape and tell the story of Times Square.  Candidate should have a strong interest in and knowledge of design trends and topics and be able to maintain and build a brand identity that celebrates the distinctive human, architectural, cultural and historical assets of the district.

The Times Square Alliance works to promote and improve Times Square, cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century.  Our goal is to celebrate and serve this multi-use district that is home to some of the world’s most famous theaters, companies, events and public spaces.  More about its vision can be found here.

The Times Square Alliance’s Communications team manages the message for large scale civic events including New Year’s Eve and Solstice in Times Square as well as major public art projects produced by Times Square Arts.  The Communications team manages the official website for Times Square and all official social media handles that promote the district, its businesses, and all major happenings.

The Graphic & Digital Media Designer maintains and builds upon the Alliance’s visual communications, overseeing the visual brand of the Times Square Alliance. This position helps solidify a comprehensive brand identity that brings together all the organizations efforts to celebrate and market the distinctive assets that make up the neighborhood through printed materials, programmatic advertisements, logos, signage, and online graphics. This position will also work with the Communications team to create new digital video content to market and promote the neighborhood.

The Graphic & Digital Media Designer works with the entire Communications team as well as other departments within the Alliance to achieve these goals and will also contribute to other Alliance design related initiatives.    

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and designing a variety of print and digital materials including advertisements, posters, logos, postcards, promotional items, invitations, annual reports, and other publications
  • Creating new video content that helps promote the neighborhood as well as market events and public art projects
  • Overseeing and enforcing guidelines for the organization’s visual brand
  • Closely coordinating with the events team to update and generate design deliverables, timelines & execute on new/existing event creative
  • Coordinating the inventory of all graphical work and Alliance photography/video for easy retrieval and backup
  • Supporting web design efforts, including the design of website ads, banners, graphics and overseeing email marketing (e-newsletters) program
  • Managing printing/mailing vendors, occasional oversight of consulting graphic design firm


Qualifications/Skills

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills.

  • BA/BFA in Graphic Design, or another design related field that can include video content design
  • 2-5 years of experience in web or print graphic design, either in an agency, in-house or freelance
  • Must have mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects)
  • Video editing capabilities to help create short form and long form video content 
  • Knowledge of printing and experience working directly with a printer is required
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff and take directions from various people; ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong conceptual planning, creative design, and typography skills and the ability to follow art direction and collaborate on layouts
  • Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills, including handing multiple projects simultaneously and ability to shift priorities and work will under pressure; meeting tight deadlines; and reacting quickly and smoothly to changes.
  • Photography, PowerPoint, copywriting, video editing, and GIF creation experience

Candidate must provide a cover letter along with their resume.  Example digital content created by the candidate and/or a portfolio of graphic and video assets is required.