Junior Motion Graphics Designer

Communications Washington, District of Columbia Grade: 4

Job Summary

In this role, you will support the core communications team in developing new videos for all digital platforms, working to research footage, storyboard scripts, coordinate production and editing, and provide other logistical support. Many of these videos will be short 1-3 minute animations aimed at social media, with the possibility of shooting more live footage in the future. To be a successful candidate, you will be highly experienced with the creation of motion graphics and video production, and be a creative and strong writer. Candidates with an interest in environmental issues and/or international development are desirable. This position is part of the Core Communications team, working closely with the Video Production Specialist and reporting to the Creative Director.

This is a full time, two-year limited term position with the possibility for extension based on funding and performance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Illustrate and animate motion graphics, edit and produce video for social media and other platforms
  • Gain experience with a professional video production workflow, from script pitching all the way through publishing
  • Help plan and shoot live-action video, including lighting and camera setup, interviewing, post-production and editing
  • Work with outside vendors to produce videos and other assets
  • Work on the internal communications team and interact with internal clients in different programs, centers and international offices
  • Gain exposure to one of the leading global research organizations with a focus on the environment and international development
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in video production or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant experience with Adobe After Effects, Premiere and/or Apple Final Cut Pro 
  • Professional experience working on video projects, with an understanding of video production and editing
  • Creativity and a strong visual sense
  • Highly organized and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • US work authorization is required for this opportunity.
Potential Salary: $53,000 - $68,000
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. 

How to Apply

A cover letter with resume is required. All applicants must submit a professional reel of completed video work to be considered. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Program Overview

The WRI Core Communications team, based largely in Washington DC, oversees strategy and outreach for the Institute in support of WRI leadership, program, centers and international offices. Communications is crucial to WRI’s success at achieving rapid, systemic changes. The global communications team strives to work as an integrated global network to expand WRI’s reach, reputation and impact.

Within the Core Communications team, the design team is comprised of print, data visualization, and video designers working on a broad range of products for WRI's internal clients. 

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, watersustainable cities, and the ocean. 

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. 

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.  

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices inAfrica, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexicoand theUnited States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.   

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.  

WRI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.