Design Producer

Creative Team San Francisco, California


Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections.  We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Chicago, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

The Design Producer is a key role within the Design Team that coordinates various aspects of creative workflow. Requiring excellent project and people management skills, they will help organize logistics and cohere the work of production, creative, and support staff across key branding and advocacy messaging. They will support the Design team and work cross-functionally with staff—from stakeholders to producers, in keeping visual design projects on track and managing dependencies and expectations. As part of that oversight, they will also manage vendors and design contractor relationships.

Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through January 18, 2022.

Responsibilities:
Design Workflow Project Management (35%)
  • Capture and formalize new project requests and assignments
  • Identify scope of design deliverables, assign resources, and manage design projects as well as design involvement in cross-functional projects
  • Map out production schedules and dependencies, schedule meetings
  • Work cross-functionally to collaborate with managers, creative teams, press strategists, and other department or program stakeholders
  • Coordinate production cycles of multiple creative projects and campaigns
  • Oversee workflow in partnership with Design Manager
  • Interpret creative feedback into actionable next steps
Vendor Management (20%)
  • Initiate and/or manage vendor logistics including contracts and onboarding
  • Manage logistics for new and ongoing vendors and contractor relationships
Brand Asset Management (25%)
  • Audit and archive final project deliverables
  • Help manage brand library in digital asset management system
  • Format files for importing
  • Upload of new media
  • Curate bodies of work or campaign collections
  • Support staff in the access and use of core brand assets across multiple libraries that include the Earthjustice intranet, digital asset management system, and MS Teams.
  • Help identify and improve accessibility across tools, particularly MS Teams
Design Team Process Improvement and Advocate (10%)
  • Implement and engage workflow best practices with creative briefs, scheduling, and stakeholder reviews
  • Help set and manage expectations with team and greater staff around design workflow and best practices
Learning and Professional Development (10%)
  • Attend seminars, webinars and training as professional development.
  • Attend internal DEI learning opportunities to increase awareness of creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment.
  • Collaborate with PM resources in comms and operations for knowledge sharing
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, communications or business degree
  • Minimum of 4 years with PM or producer experience within a creative production team
  • Graphic or Visual Design experience preferred
  • Experience working with a nonprofit a plus
  • Fluent understanding of creative workflow and design production cycles
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects of varying size, scope, and stakeholder engagement
  • Knowledge of industry best practice and latest technologies and tools in visual design
  • Sensitivity and awareness in working with diverse stakeholders across job roles
  • Expert communication skills
  • Knowledge of print production and prepress considerations
  • Basic proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
  • Familiarity of visual design principals, including photography, typography, iconography, color theory, grid theory, identity and branding.
  • Ability to interpret creative feedback into actionable next steps
  • Knowledge of sustainability best practices
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.

We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits.  Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

Salary range is based on experience and location. 

Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $87,300-$97,000

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We anticipate this role starting in early September. 

Please reach out to [email protected] if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. Earthjustice only accepts resumes submitted for positions that are currently open. Unsolicited resumes, or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via the on-line application process (where available), will not be reviewed or retained.

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.