Here a few sample job advertisements for these types of roles…
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs
Title: Visual Information Communications Specialist
GS12 $86,335.00- $112,240.00
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The Internal Communications (IC) Team within the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs is responsible for the overall strategic implementation of effective information flow across the Agency including on behalf of the Administrator and between Missions and Washington. This office strengthens and unifies the USAID internal community, enables employee engagement, and increases conversations across Washington and the Missions.
The Internal Communications Visual Information Communications Specialist serves as a key member of the IC Team, reporting to the Director of Internal Communications. He/she works closely with other members of the IC team to lead and contribute to key products, events, and services.
- Ensure IC visual information products are of high, professional quality that inform, engage and inspire Agency staff.
- Effectively communicate USAID’s development agenda to promote support for the Agency’s mission and core values.
IC requires operational and functional support to provide visual information communications Agency-wide as well as for sub-sections of the Agency.
Serves as the IC lead on photo, audio and video projects, working closely with other members of the team and groups across the Agency with a particular emphasis on support to the Administrator’s office.
- Independently coordinates the IC team’s audio and video projects portfolio including management of these projects and planning to meet the high demand of Agency customers
- Collaborates with technical experts
- Writes scripts and designs storyboards
- Shoots, records, edits, captions and posts live audio and video
- Utilizes and edits stock video for relevant projects
- Creates animations for video projects
- Creates music soundtracks for audio and video projects
- Creates Podcasts and other audio-only projects
- Utilizes Adobe Creative Suite or similar for all audio and video projects
- Tracks the acquisition and storage of IC hardware and software
- Coordinates audio and video projects plus finished content within the Agency’s digital asset management systems
- Independently coordinates the IC team’s photo projects
- Coordinates digitization and archiving initiatives
- Tracks the acquisition and storage of IC hardware and software
- Collaborates with other teams and bureaus on photo projects
- Shoots, edits, captions and posts photos on behalf of the IC team using Adobe Creative Suite or similar
- Develops photo campaigns and shares content on the Agency’s social media platforms
- Coordinates photo projects and ensures accurate photo information is recorded within the Agency’s digital asset management systems
- Independently coordinates the entire internal portfolio of IC audio, video, and photo projects, including project planning (as assigned)
- Collects, analyzes and reports relevant data on A/V use and A/V effectiveness from Agency consumers
- Coordinates the development and distribution of audio/video metrics analysis for each project and overall
- Masters degree and 5+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Audio/video communications experience
- Foreign development exposure,
- Adobe Creative Suite or similar experience,
- Mac and Windows experience,
- Coursework in photography and audio/video production
- Photo-Taking, Video-Shooting and Audio Recording to tell Foreign Development-Oriented and Staff Stories
- Full-Cycle Audio and Video Development, Production and Post-Production Ability
- Verbal Communications
- Listening Ability
- Design Ability
- Writing Ability
- Editing Ability
- Project Management
- Metrics Identification and Analysis
- Digital Engagement and Communications
- Organization and Planning
- Development as an Area of Practice Exposure
USAID Assumptions and Constraints:
Support may be required outside of core hours. The contractor will be notified in advance if after-hours support is required.
Staff working on this effort must possess the ability to obtain a current “Secret” clearance.
Requires compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d); USAID Graphic Standards (available at www.usaid.gov/branding), USAID Mission & Core Values (available at http://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/mission-vision-values) or any successor branding/mission/core values policies.
Requires collaboration with USAID Front Office and other operating units.
Place of Performance:
Ronald Reagan Building (RRB). On-site support with limited telework.
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
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Communication Designer, G Suite Apps
The mantra of the User Interface (UI) team is: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” As a UI Designer, you have a strong technical background and work closely with Engineers and Product Managers to design products that are simple but great for the user, focusing on interaction and visual design. Using your keen design aesthetic you design and conduct experiments with real users so that improvements to the user experience are based on real user behavior. Your job is to make sure that our products are intuitive, accessible and usable to our millions of users.
You design and lead the UI construction for complex projects with a broad scope and evolving objectives. You contribute to the overall product strategy through concept generation, prototyping and collaboration with with UX team to promote feature integration, as well as working with researchers to design user experiments to test your designs.
G Suite is a set of intelligent apps—Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more—designed to bring people together, with real-time collaboration built in from the start. Our vision is to transform these diverse and fragmented experiences, from the user’s perspective, as if there were one Google.
As part of our growing User Experience Research team within Apps UX, you will be taking user research findings, insights and data and crafting them into compelling, beautiful and powerful stories and visualizations.
User experience (UX) is at the forefront of how we create intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that people love. We strive to learn and understand our users’ needs, behaviors, and emotions to yield insights that inform product strategy and guide the design of the experiences we create. Our multidisciplinary UX teams include designers, researchers, content strategists, and engineers who are passionate about quality, usability, and performance. We collaborate closely with product managers, software engineers, and many others to solve complex challenges and craft powerful experiences that highlight our products’ unique capabilities and personalities. Our work touches billions while exemplifying a key principle that is core to Google’s philosophy: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.”
- Partner with User Experience Researcher team to create print and digital materials that disseminate key research findings across YouTube.
- Create engaging infographics and information visualizations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
- Develop simple, clear communication tools to make the research data memorable and actionable.
- Create interactive experiences that allow people to explore and engage with the data.
- Recommend and implement new strategies for communicating research findings to our stakeholders.
- Bachelor’s degree in Information Design, Communication Arts, Graphic Design or relevant field or equivalent practical experience.
- 4 years of relevant work experience.
- A portfolio of print and online work that includes information visualizations.
- Experience with written and visual communication.
- Experience working closely with UX and Product Management teams in the technology industry.
- Ability to solve problems creatively and desire to experiment with new ways of presenting complex information.
- Interest in or experience with using video for advertising or marketing.
At Google, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
To all recruitment agencies: Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other company location. Google is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
This position is located in the VHA Office of Communications; the incumbent performs duties directly contributing to the support/management of communications products of a health care delivery system. Responsible for the overall integration of all visual, multimedia, and social media designs and corresponding messages. Providing support to health care management officials and communications specialists coordinating a wide range of information through multimedia design and messaging.
Duties include but not limited to:
Analyzes, evaluates, designs, implements, and coordinates a variety of visual materials that relate to clinical issues, the medical care of veterans, and other health care topics.
Creates and/or utilizes photographs and/or video to create visual products used communicate health and benefits information.
Uses common communications methods including online/web design, custom illustrations, and photography, but may also include printed materials such as books.
Designs and displays creative visual products for publications, exhibits and/or presentations utilizing print and electronic dissemination media.
Utilizes visual materials and software applications to communicate information through print and/or multimedia computer applications over the worldwide web.
Lays out and/or executes online design elements in order to develop an entire healthcare website utilizing industry on-line usability techniques and includes use of cascading style sheets.
Evaluates and prioritizes all incoming graphics project requests, under the supervision of senior staff.
Determines the feasibility and legitimacy of any given request based on established criteria and policies.
Collaborates with all levels of a health care system, from executive management to front line staff.
Plans, coordinates, or advises on work efforts or resolution of technical problems by influencing individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Telework: Available (Supervisor’ s Discretion)
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Visual Information Specialist/PD02120-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
1084 Visual Information
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/04/2020.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current, permanent Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
Award 50’s do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade. Please review the Required Document section for additional information, and to ensure all appropriate documentation is submitted at the time of application.
Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement who have separated within the past 52 weeks, and current employees applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA).
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience in designing visual information materials that relates to health care matters for online and print use utilizing industry standards; Experience in the design and execution of web design elements, including the use of HTML, XML, ASP, cascading style sheets (CSS), and web usability standards.
ICTAP/CTAP candidates: ICTAP/CTAP candidates must be found to be well qualified for referral.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.A full year of work is 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited based on time spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
- Experience in a healthcare organization developing custom, complex websites and designing custom graphics for a healthcare system
- Experience designing visual information materials that relates to health care matters for online and print use utilizing industry standards
- Experience in the design and execution of wed design and execution of web elements, including the use of HTML, XML, ASP, cascading style sheets (CSS), and web usability standards
- Knowledge of health care principles theories and practices, including working knowledge of regulations and rules affecting the administration
- Skills in establishing priorities and functioning under pressure, ensuring that all tasks are completely timely and of high quality.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing with individuals from varied backgrounds and organizational levels.
Physical Requirements: Work is sedentary, although some light physical effort may be required.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee’s credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
- Required Documents
Required DocumentsTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
- CTAP/ICTAP documentation
- If you are a current or former Federal employee applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements. Examples of appropriate SF-50’s include:
o Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
o Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
o SF-50’s at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD-214 or proof of service, as well as proof of disability if applicable
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50’s (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
- Cover Letter
- Disability Letter (Schedule A)
- Disability Letter (VA)
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
Veterans’ Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 “Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference” with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans’ Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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Visual Designer, Corporate Communications
Are you passionate about corporate communications and excited about informing and engaging Associates for a well-known consumer brand?
Macy’s is currently seeking a Visual Content Designer for Macy’s Corporate Communications Interactive Media Group. The Visual Designer’s primary focus will be to support the team with Macy’s branded corporate collateral and create innovative design concepts for an enhanced customer experience. This includes corporate video content, graphics, and digital assets.
This role will be partnering with the following:
- Communications teams (Internal and External)
- Interactive Design Team
- Production Design Team
- Business Partners
The ideal candidate will lead design vision for specific projects and also be a part of the ideation process for additional high-level projects we propose and undertake.
Perform other duties as assigned. This position is based in New York City.
- Conceptualize, create, deliver, and execute design layouts and graphics across different devices (mobile & desktop) – for content sites, proposals and presentations.
- Key contributor for corporate brand identity and web design.
- Key stakeholder partner to support creative direction in regards to design, customer experience, and site usability, architecture, and functionality (interactive digital media).
- Participate in creative conceptualization sessions with team members & cross functional partners.
- Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality.
- Bachelor degree in design or other communication design major.
- Professional experience in a campaign/graphic design/production role for digital projects in a client or agency environment.
- Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac platform, particularly with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, and Media Encoder.
- A keen eye for layout, design and color.
- A strong understanding and deep passion for typography.
- Illustration skills (especially digital, vector-based) a must.
- Ability to work with account and editorial teams to direct projects on a conceptual level (providing direction, ideas), manage process, and then execute.
- Demonstrate an ability to handle multiple projects and respond to numerous and last minute requests
- Brainstorm with the Business Development team and account to develop ideas to transform generic, text-heavy presentations into more graphically engaging, concise, and interactive experiences
- Collaborate with account team and subject matter experts under tight deadlines to quickly address their needs
- Design and prepare engaging presentations with compelling content and visuals.
- Create compelling infographics that transform words into visuals.
- Collaborate with account team and subject matter experts under tight deadlines to quickly address their needs.
- Quickly respond and interpret multiple last minute creative directions and edits.
- Must be comfortable managing multiple projects and expectations, and communicating directly with key stakeholders.
- Demonstrate expert level in PowerPoint including use of multiple masters, color themes, animations, actions, and videos.
- Handles onsite pitch rehearsals and meetings as well as travels to new business meetings with the presenting team; provides set-up, rehearsal, and breakdown/clean up support for offsite meetings as needed.
- Set up internal/external video conference, web ex, or Lync meeting.
- Partner with editorial, producers, creative, copy, account, and studio to produce high quality presentation materials.
- Extensive knowledge of PC/Mac differences and cross-platform knowledge of programs
- Full knowledge of operating ad equipment
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
- Possesses a creative mind
- Ability to establish an effective demeanor and communication to influence one’s point of view
- Carefully plans ahead to ensure tasks are undertaken and time is used efficiently
- Acute attention to detail, with an emphasis on consistency and continuity.
- Maintains professionalism and is polished to interact with the clients
- Balances and defuses inner tensions and stresses to work well and stay calm under pressure
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