Digital Editorial Designer

Washington, DC
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP.

Integrated Communications and Marketing (ICM) is a multimedia, service-focused communications and marketing operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, marketing, support and execution for AARP's strategic business units.

The Publications Creative Team Designer will provide production and design support for digital only entities: The Girlfriend and Sisters Letter.
  • Art concepting, producing and rendering production for digital only entities (The Girlfriend and Sisters Letter) and other AARP digital entities as needed. Will be responsible executing the design and vision of the publications as established by the Senior Design staff, including quickly adapting to changes in design direction.
  • Assisting with design for the newsletters web, marketing and social media accounts (including flowing copy, attaching high-res art, imputing corrections, building interactivity), assisting in production of repurposed content.
  • Potentially responsible for imputing illustrator contracts and uploading imagery to appropriate platforms and assisting with design awards entries.
  • Ability to act as a back up to the senior production staff ensuring it publishes on time with all required approvals necessary.
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • In-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Must have a design and marketing background along with a familiarity with CMS, spreadsheet platforms and workflow integration apps.
  • Must have the ability to take direction from senior design and production staffers. This position requires excellent project management and communication skills as well as digital production skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with art and editorial staff.
  • Must have the ability to quickly adapting to changes in design direction.
  • Cultural competency and knowledge of African American personalities, talent and history.
  • Illustration and animation skills are preferred but not mandatory
Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

At AARP, the health and well-being of our candidates, employees, and members is a top priority. As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice. AARP has established social distancing policies to ensure the safety of our essential employees.
Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.