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Festival Graphic Designer Needed

Contract Position
Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF)
Graphic Designer

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Marketing team at PAFF is seeking a hard-working and creative Festival Graphic Designer to assist in the creation of visual assets for the 32nd Pan African Film & Arts Festival (February  9–17, 2024). The Festival Graphic Designer works closely with the Directors of Marketing and Communications to produce a wide array of media that advances the mission and brand of PAFF through creative, strategic, and top-notch design.

This is a part-time temporary role from September 2023 through March 2024. While the role is fully remote, candidates in Los Angeles are preferred. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through September 15.

Top priorities include but are not limited to…

  • Support the design and creation of all print and digital assets for the 32nd Pan African Film & Arts Festival.
  • Create materials for Festival events, from digital invitations to printed mini-programs.
  • Produce digital, print, and outdoor advertising, from full-page spreads in distributed publications to billboards and transit advertising.
  • Create print and digital signage, from directional posters used in theater venues to on screen slideshows projected before screenings.
  • Produce digital graphics and banners to be used on social media and in email communications.
  • Create other print and digital collateral as needed, including pitch decks, brochures, flyers, and more.
  • Implement consistent brand identity across a diverse array of materials.
  • Manage multiple projects from concept to completion, adhering to strict deadlines.

 

You have the following direct or transferable skill sets:

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • A working understanding of layout, type, and color.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator (intermediate level or above).
  • Able to both take instructions and initiative.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate with an eye for detail.
  • Superior file management skills (tracking and archiving).
  • Hardworking and professional with a balanced temperament and good sense of humor.
  • Organized and deadline-driven team-player capable of picking up and applying new skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Outstanding project management skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity and passion for independent arts and the PAFF brand.
  • Background in entertainment, media, cultural arts, or consumer goods preferred.

 

You will be successful in this role if you…

  • Partner with your team and colleagues to create a collaborative, inspiring, positive culture.
  • Lead the creative team to produce best-in-class creative content for both digital and non-digital applications.
  • Deliver high quality, compelling creative content that drives brand awareness, brand loyalty and engages our audience year-round.
  • Mentor and manage the creative team to provide clear expectations and positive culture.
  • Deliver creative work that aligns with the Marketing and Communications strategies.

 

SALARY

Pay rate: This is a contract position.  The salary is negotiable.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter, resume/CV and a link to your online portfolio to [email protected]. We will not accept any applicants via U.S. Mail.

PAFF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth, medical condition, disability, age, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or veteran status. This nondiscrimination policy covers all candidates, staff members, interns, and volunteers.

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