Graphic Designer

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Environmental Health Sciences seeks a part-time graphic designer fluent in Spanish and English to conceive and produce easy-to-use guides and materials explaining core topics around the science of our environment and health.

Topics include the environmental drivers of obesity, plastic pollution, pesticides, pollution’s impact on mental health.

One aim is to strengthen engagement with our growing audience for EHN en Español, our new Spanish-language section. Another is to arm scientists with material they can use to explain core scientific concepts to stakeholders and policymakers. A third aim is to reach and educate the general public.

We’d love for you to challenge us with fourth, fifth and sixth aims.

The infographics should show particular consideration for those who may have limited literacy skills in Spanish and/or who speak neither Spanish nor English as their first language (including speakers of Indigenous languages).

The successful candidate will be a strategic, creative thinker, a self-starter, and a good collaborator who can generate original designs that help emerging audiences engage with our environmental health content and easily share it with their social media networks via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, and other popular platforms.

Duties:

  • Work with EHN editors, including the social media manager and EHN en Español project manager, to identify and distill essential information on each guide (what, where, why, how), and ways to take action.
  • Translate and integrate this information into simple, eye-catching infographic designs that convey the key points and ideas through images with minimal text.

Desired skills/experience:

  • Experience working on environmental or public health campaigns intended for limited-English immigrant communities
  • Knowledge of/background in science communication, especially public and environmental health.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English

We are agnostic about software platforms, but we expect you to be skilled in at least one of them.

We seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. EHN does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record.

To apply, submit a cover letter, résumé and two samples of your work (combined as one PDF) to our application form here.

 

About EHS

We are solutions-focused and equity-driven.

We work with and within science and journalism to elevate power within communities and create opportunities so that race, gender, and/or ZIP code do not predict your health or environment.

We believe that progress is never a result of scientific discovery alone; it requires other forces: crusading journalism, advocacy, politics.

The Graphics Designer joins EHS at a time of growth and expanded opportunity – and in fact is essential to building that energy as EHS marks its 20th anniversary and expands to new work, markets and audiences.

We value diversity, work in the open and do everything we can to give back to the journalism, research and nonprofit communities. EHS is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re actively seeking to increase diversity in our operation and across the fields of science, communications and journalism. We encourage applications from communities traditionally underrepresented in science and news media.

If you have any questions about this role before applying, you may book a 20-minute hiring hotline call with EHS director Douglas Fischer.

EHS programs

EHS runs a variety of programs to achieve its mission of driving good science into public policy and discussion around our health and environment. Our core strategy:

  • Alert the public to critical threats
  • Advance news cycles on core topics
  • Solve entrenched problems with interdisciplinary collaborations

Science

EHS helps teach scientists to communicate, mentors early career scientists, and does its own science: EHS chief scientist Pete Myers has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles.

Journalism

EHS publishes two websites featuring original journalism and commentary. And we send newsletters to more than 12,000 subscribers worldwide featuring top news on our environment and health.
Our journalism has won awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Oakes Foundation, to name just a few.

Partnerships

We cannot make change alone. We partner and collaborate with a variety of engaged players, from corporations to NGOs to universities and scientific societies.

Top photo courtesy Joanna Kosinska via Unsplash