Associate I, Creative (Hybrid)

Pew Charitable TrustsinWashington Dist. Columbia, 20001 United States

Washington, DC (901 E) Communications The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance Pew's reputation. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production; and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines, and processes to ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew's resources. Position Overview This position, based in Pew's Washington, DC office and eligible for up to 60% telework, reports to the associate manager, creative for the Communications department. This role is responsible for producing visual solutions for the communications needs of the organization in both print and online. The position will apply artistic sensibility, technical skills, communications and problem-solving abilities to advance research and advocacy goals. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively and effectively across a variety of teams and projects with unique topics and objectives. Responsibilities

  • Produce practical, user-centric design solutions that enhance and amplify our public education and campaign efforts.
  • Partner with digital and creative team to conceptualize creative solutions for a wide variety of projects from initial ideation through execution and optimization.
  • Work collaboratively to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously.
  • Employ a thorough understanding of branding and apply design sensibilities to create visually engaging content across a wide variety of digital channels.
  • Produce a wide range of media, including print, web, social, advertising, and multimedia.
  • Continue to learn, adapt and adopt new techniques to produce creative results.
  • Maintain knowledge of creative marketing trends and best practices.
  • Contribute to and participate in communications department tasks as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects as needed.


  • Bachelors degree in visual arts or equivalent experience required.
  • At least one year of relevant professional experience is required. Agency and client service experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of modern design requirements and best practices across all digital and mobile channels.
  • A strong working knowledge of cross-channel digital design principles, experience design, brand development, and the relevant creative processes required to deliver an effective mix of digital content.
  • Must be proficient in print production, layout, and web design
  • Experience working with data to identify insights that lead to effective digital content for a variety of channels and formats.
  • Experience working with creative teams to concept, storyboard, produce, and optimize a wide array of digital content.
  • Demonstrated experience working with strategy, creative, and advertising teams to plan and execute multi-channel paid programs strongly preferred.
  • Ability to articulate and defend creative ideas along with flexibility to incorporate feedback.
  • Experience with GIS and creating maps from data strongly preferred.
  • Experience with wire-framing and prototyping tools and related design approaches and workflows strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of major design applications, especially Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Experience working with and creating motion graphic and data visualization solutions a plus but not required.
  • Exceptional creativity, organization, enthusiasm, team spirit, commitment, and a collaborative nature.

Please Note: This is a visual design position. While knowledge of relevant interactive technologies from a design perspective is a requirement, this is not a programmer or developer position. Travel Minimal travel anticipated. Total Rewards We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance. The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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