Graphic Designer - Part Time

THE ORGANIZATION:

WFAE 90.7 is a member-supported, locally owned, independent radio station committed to delivering the highest quality news and public affairs programming for its listeners in the Charlotte Metrolina region, as well as Piedmont and the Carolina foothills. WFAE is the most listened-to public radio station in the Charlotte area, offering a broad range of national, international, and regional news from National Public Radio, the BBC, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and WFAE’s award-winning newsroom. The station is committed to providing fact-based, in-depth information that helps create a more informed, engaged, and empowered community and enables citizens to better understand shared challenges, seize important opportunities, and enjoy this special place they call home. As Charlotte has grown, so has WFAE, with a creative website in addition to broadcasts that now reach more than 200,000 listeners a week in a 22-county area.

The station has garnered numerous journalistic honors, including four Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, including one award in 2014. The staff produces the award-winning Charlotte Talks, hosted daily by Mike Collins, featuring guests from all walks of life. In 2008, the station launched its “Public Conversations Series” that brings together area residents to discuss important issues in a community forum.

THE POSITION:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Advancement, this part-time position will oversee the creation of various graphic projects for WFAE, ranging from annual report layout to email design, social media posts, signage, WFAE branded items and more. This individual will also assist with Marketing Department projects on an as needed basis. The ideal candidate will have a degree in graphic design as well as experience working in a fast-paced, collaborative office environment.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creation of various design elements including, but not limited to marketing/fundraising email templates, web graphics, video graphics, and event invitations.

PREFERRED CRITERIA

Experience: Professional experience working as a free-lance or in-house graphic designer. Ability to work with a variety of design tools. Video graphics/editing skills preferred, but not required. Clear understanding of how graphic design supports an organization’s branding and strategic goals. Graphic Design degree preferred.

Physical or Mental Demands: This person must be able to work well under deadline pressure, demonstrate patience, understand the needs of various others, and maintain a clear sense of priorities in a demanding environment.  Must be able to see, hear, speak, reach, grasp, operate and input data into a computer, sit for long periods of time and move freely about the building. A high level of concentration skills and the ability to be detail-oriented are of value.

License or Certification:  Valid driver’s license preferred.

WFAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send cover letter, resume and design samples to careers@wfae.org (mailto:careers@wfae.org) with the name of the position in the subject line.