At the Vera Institute of Justice, our vision is of a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for all. At a propitious moment for justice reform, we are standing up and driving change on a variety of fronts—ending cash bail, ending mass incarceration, vastly improving life behind bars, ensuring that immigrants get due process, and centering all this work in racial equity. Convincing people to change the way they think and act in order to serve justice is in our DNA. We leverage our access and influence with government partners and work collaboratively with community stakeholders to transform the systems we rely on for safety and justice. If you want to learn more about life at Vera click here. Are you interested in helping a super-dedicated and productive team use best-in-class communications strategies and tactics to drive change in the justice system?
If so, read on.
Over the past five years, with 2.3 million people behind bars—we’ve reached a tipping point, and justice reform has become mainstream. It’s on the front pages, it’s bipartisan, it’s got new funders, it’s attracting cultural attention. Vera has been on the cutting edge of this change. Long known for our research and technical assistance, communications has more recently become one of the core pillars of how we do our work. We embed communications in our program and project work from the start. Our efforts have paid off—with an award-winning rebranding and website overhaul, significant media attention, dramatic growth in digital engagement, and new partnerships.
We need to leverage the increased attention to justice and to Vera’s work in particular by deploying communications and digital strategies to elevate our issues and our brand. We are seeking a Digital Designer to join our diverse and growing team to use visual design to help Vera tell our story across the digital landscape, including social media, email, and web.
Candidates must be excellent visual storytellers, with a diverse portfolio, experience with visual branding and web design, experience designing for social media, and excellent communication skills.
The ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize competing deadlines while maintaining meticulous attention to detail is a key responsibility in this role.
The Digital Designer will report to the Digital Engagement Director in Communications and will join a communications team of content creators (editorial, design, blog, website), media and messaging, digital, and public affairs strategists.
What You’ll Do
The Digital Designer will work in close collaboration with members of the digital team—Digital Engagement Director, Content Editor, Community Managers, Web Engagement Director, and Developer—to create branding and web design products that inspire, inform, and engage Vera’s public audiences across Vera’s digital channels, from social media and email to web.
The Digital Designer will:
What We Need in You