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New York City Campaign Finance Board

New York City Campaign Finance Board

Marketing & Communications · Intern
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

The New York City Campaign Finance Board manages New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is the centerpiece of this progress.

We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.

We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team that is mission-driven and committed to continuous improvement.

The Marketing and Digital Communications unit leads the top-level marketing and communications strategy for the CFB and creates the strategy behind all public-facing materials that directly engage and serve the needs of five million New Yorkers in thirteen languages.

The NYC Votes brand is looking for an eager, willing-to-learn Graphic Design Intern passionate about voting and mission driven work who will assist members of the Graphic Design Team within the Marketing and Digital Communications’ Design Team in a range of daily design requests. This role reports directly to the Graphic Design team and is responsible for assisting in all day-to-day activities of the Graphic Designer. This is a temporary 12-month position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing social media posts for our NYC Votes account.
  • Formatting text layouts and creating statistical graphs and infographics for various reports.
  • Creating simple motion graphic requests for social media and emails, including animated gifs and movs.
  • Collaborating with other designers and stakeholders on one-off, time sensitive projects.
  • Contributing to the creativity of the team, bringing new ideas to weekly meetings and creative sessions.

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of creating simple motion graphics is a great asset, as well as a strong sense of how to design viral content.
  • Experience in accessibility design. As a city agency, our mission is to be accessible to all New Yorker’s
  • Knowledge of a language other than English is preferred by not required.
  • Comfortable using Adobe programs such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects and Animate.
  • Familiarity with how to properly set up files for print and digital outlets and how to export files.
  • Willingness to collaborate with other designers and communicate with them regularly to share ideas and feedback.
  • Understanding of tools and platforms, such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Slack, and Outlook.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and design output schedule laid out by the Graphic Designer and extended Design Team.
  • Experience designing content for social media channels and an understanding of the style, specs, and style that will ensure engagement.

Additional Information

The City of New York provides generous medical benefits (including dental and vision through respective unions or funds), retirement, tuition reimbursement, and additional ancillary benefits. CFB offers a flexible and hybrid work schedule, opportunities for career development, learning & development (leadership training, coaching), wellness programs, and much more!

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact access@nyccfb.info or (212) 409-1800.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply through NYC Government Jobs | Explore Careers | City of New York (https://cityjobs.nyc.gov/)

  • Please search and apply to the job ID number listed above.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
  • Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our agency.

Minimum Qualifications

For Assignment Level I: Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school. For Assignment Level II (Information Technology): Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or closely related field, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study. For Assignment Level III (Information Technology Fellow): Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or other area relevant to the information technology project(s) assigned, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study. Appointments to this Assignment Level will be made by the Technology Steering Committee through the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

SPECIAL NOTE Maximum tenure for all Assignment Levels in the title of College Aide is 6 years. No student shall be employed more than half-time in any week in which classes in which the student is enrolled are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

New York City Campaign Finance Board is an equal opportunity employer.