Aga Khan Foundation

Graphic Designer & Content Creator

Job description

Applicants Must have the right to work in the UK


The Aga Khan Foundation, one of the world’s leading charitable foundations, is looking to strengthen its communications department with a Multimedia Design Officer and creative content creator who can elevate AKF’s communications by developing visually powerful graphics and social-first video content that add a new creative dimension to AKF’s communications and enrich the stories we tell.


This role will work with the Global Lead – Communications and the broader communications team to produce visually engaging content for use across AKF’s communications channels and refresh AKF’s brand image globally.


The person in this role is expected to have formal training in graphic design, experience of developing high quality digital and print graphics and video content for social media. Skills in video animation and illustration are not required but are desirable.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES


Graphic Design

• Produce high quality and visually engaging graphics for use on AKF’s website and social media channels as well as for printed collateral

• Design animated and info-graphics to bring data to life for use across AKF’s various communications products

• Ensure all designs align with the AKF’s branding guidelines and messaging. This includes maintaining a consistent use of colours, fonts, images, and tone across all material

• Update AKF’s brand guidelines to ensure they encompass all of AKF’s design touchpoints and ensure communications colleagues know how to apply the guidelines

• Work with communications, partnerships and programmes teams to create cohesive designs that meet organisational needs and goals

• Coordinate with external vendors for printing, publishing, or other services, ensuring the quality and accuracy of the final products

• Organise and maintain a library of images, logos, and related assets

• Update AKF’s PowerPoint, Word and InDesign templates to ensure staff across the organisation have the tools to create high quality on-brand products


Video for social

• Create and develop short social-first videos that align with AKF’s social media strategy and audience interests

• Tailor videos to meet the specifications and best practices of various social media platforms (including Instagram, X, LinkedIn, and YouTube) including aspect ratios, length, and format

• Ensure that videos are consistent with AKF’s image, voice, and overall messaging strategy 


Other duties

• Keep up-to-date with the latest design trends and technologies, and continually develop your skills and knowledge in these fields


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, ATTRIBUTES & INTERESTS


Required qualifications and skills

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in graphic design and 3 years of relevant experience

• Experience of working in a reputable branding and/or design studio or marketing agency

• High standards for the accuracy and quality of communications and marketing materials

• Organisational skills, including the ability to effectively and nimbly manage multiple projects simultaneously

• A drive to learn, problem-solve, and troubleshoot both independently and collaboratively

• Expertise in the use of graphics, video and animation software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Premiere Rush and the broader Adobe Creative Suite

• Experience of using Wordpress to upload rich and engaging content

• Experience of using stock image and other content sites

• Ability to illustrate is not required but is desired

• Web design and development skills is not required but is desired


Attributes & Interests

• A love of visual story-telling

• Respectful of diversity other people’s cultures, values, autonomy, and faiths

• Emotional intelligence

• Likes getting things done to deadlines and to a high professional standard

• Pro-active self-starter


TO APPLY


Please submit:

  • Your CV and a cover letter about why you are suited to the role
  • Five examples of your graphic design work demonstrating your ability to produce visually engaging design for websites, social media, and print. Please include examples of animated graphics and illustrations if you have produced them.
  • Five examples of social first video content you have developed.


• Hybrid working

• Salary £35,000 per annum + benefits

• Application deadline: 14th March 2024 

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