Digital Design Associate

Media Matters for AmericainWashington, DC

Media Matters for America - a progressive, Washington, D.C. based, nonprofit research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media - seeks a Digital Design Associate to help carry out its mission as a member of the Digital Department. Applicants must be prepared to relocate if they do not live within commuting distance of downtown D.C.

Role Summary: Digital Design Associate is responsible for designing original graphics, illustrations, and charts. S/he works directly with the Design Manager and other members of the Digital Team to create digital content and elevate Media Matters research.

Reporting Structure:

  • The Digital Design Associate reports to the Design Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Graphics/Illustrations: Works with the Design Manager to create original graphics and illustrations to accompanyMedia Matters content. S/he helps to create effective content for distribution on Media Matters website, social media spaces, and other platforms.

  • Charts: Creates charts for research counting projects, in order to present data in a more digestible format for the website and social media audience.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Instagram: Assists the Digital Department in posting to Media Matters Instagram page, in accordance with Media Matters overall social media strategy.

  • Other design materials: Assists Design Manager with designs for other publication formats like PDFs, print ads, and web ads.

  • Website: Assists Design Manager and Digital Team with tasks related to our website.


  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field; or equivalent professional experience.

  • Graphic design knowledge and experience.

  • Ability to create compelling illustrations, charts, etc.

  • Experience creating content for online and print spaces

  • Strong illustration skills, both representative and conceptual

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite

  • Understanding of U.S. media and how conservative misinformation affects our public debate.

  • Multi-tasker with a keen attention to detail and the ability to prioritize.

  • Strong communication skills:

  • Powerful storyteller who can break complex ideas down into digestible and effective social media content.

  • Ability to identify and empathize with a variety of audiences, including those on mobile-facing social networks, and outside of D.C.

  • Skilled at relaying information accurately and without error.

  • Self-starter who can excel both independently and in a team setting.

  • Can execute duties in a timely manner and quickly adapt to new challenges in a fast-paced media environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Illustration experience.

  • Experience with social media execution, either for personal or professional purposes.

Media Matters for America offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply:

Please visit to apply through our online portal. Please include a portfolio. Feel free to include links to your social media accounts or website. No phone calls, please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview.

Media Matters for America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or disability.

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