VACANCIES

Digital Designer

REPORTS TO: COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
AVAILABLE: IMMEDIATELY
POSITION CLOSES:  30 August 2018

SALARY:  Negotiable – depending on experience

JOB SUMMARY

The successful candidate will execute all design projects to consistently articulate Focus Africa’s mission of helping families thrive.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Play a pivotal role in all elements of design for marketing and communications projects as assigned by the Communications Director.
  • Design and produce printed, electronic and digital elements for campaigns across the Ministry.
  • Prepare written materials including advertising copy, reports, presentations, articles, newsletters, press releases and electronic promotions when necessary.
  • Work amicably with staff on projects with both local, national and global scope.
  • Support Communications Director to utilize all communication channels and opportunities to increase the ministry profile.
  • Creativity to produce unique designs, while paying close attention to brand dimensions.
  • Work closely with other departments to plan, schedule and support conferences and events. Attend and assist at external events.
  • Research new markets and report on campaigns and findings.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in all elements of design.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Adobe Design Suite and related design software eg Freehand,Fireworks and Dreamweaver.
  • Knowledge of current graphics and principals and practices of pre-press, print production, and web-based publication.
  • Excellent knowedge and experience in online mail campaigns using MailChimp, WordPress etc.
  • Reasonable working knowledge of website construction and design including FTP, file types, organization and layout.
  • Proven ability and experience in managing/ maintaining social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Reasonable working knowledge of radio and television production processes. Technical skills advantageous.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to work alone as well as in a team environment

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recognised Tertiary Degree/ Diploma in Digital/ Graphic Design with 2-3 years of broad experience as a Designer.

CHARACTER/SPIRITUAL:

  • Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family’s ministry in prayer
  • Demonstrates behaviors aligned with Focus on the Family core values

Please send your CV with three of your best design works to focusotf@gmail.com before 30 August 2018. If you do not hear back from us by 30 September 2018 your application was unsuccessful. This position is based in Hillcrest, Durban.