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Freelance Designer

Comic Relief US New York ,NY
  • Posted: 20 days ago
  • Contractor
Job Description

Organization Overview

Through the power of entertainment, Comic Relief US mobilizes the masses to create awareness, inspire participation, and raise money to support organizations that address the important/critical/key global issues identified within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our organization and our work is a powerful platform to bring together the public who donate and the grantees through which funds are put to work, providing services and support to address short term needs and create long term change. We partner with organizations to amplify our collective impact through a range of campaigns, programs and grants. By creating a movement accessible to all, fueled by hope and positivity, we believe we can help create a just world, free from poverty, and full of opportunity.

Launched in the US six years ago, Comic Relief US has raised over $260MM, mainly through its signature campaign Red Nose Day, aimed at alleviating child poverty by ensuring children in need are safe, healthy and educated. Red Nose Day is generously supported by core partners including Walgreens, NBC, and Mars Wrigley M&M’S, as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With the money raised through Red Nose Day, Comic Relief US makes grants to over 25 nonprofit partners, such as Covenant House, Save the Children and Laureus, to support programs for children living in poverty, in America across all 50 states and Puerto Rico and internationally in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Through these efforts, Red Nose Day has positively impacted nearly 25 million children in America and around the world. Comic Relief US is a sister organization to Comic Relief UK, which has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the UK in 1988. Comic Relief was co-founded by Richard Curtis, a film writer and director, behind films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Love Actually, and Mr. Bean. Richard is also a UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate.

With five years of steady success, Comic Relief US is now looking forward to evolving and diversifying its platform, scaling the organization for growth, and increasing the ability to drive material benefit to those in need throughout the year. In September 2019, Comic Relief US brought in a new CEO, Alison Moore, with extensive experience as a top executive in the media and technology industries, where she has successfully expanded business operations and growth initiatives for a number of content-driven organizations and world-renowned brands. With strong support from the Board, in the past five months, Alison has articulated a new strategic vision to drive the continued growth of Comic Relief US and expand its role as a leading philanthropic player in the United States, creating a new, innovative roadmap for Comic Relief US to engage with audiences, corporate partners, foundations, and grantee partners. Powered by this new approach, the organization seeks an experienced Designer to help drive the dynamic plan ahead.

Freelance Designer

The Freelance Designer will help craft the visual look and tone for the Comic Relief and Red Nose Day brands and bringing them to life across channels. This person will help craft the visual narratives of the stories we tell, including but not limited to marketing communication materials, partner outreach and support, video graphics, social media, email, the websites, Red Nose Day’s membership program, email campaigns, various unique fundraising programs, talent engagement opportunities and more. Video editorial experience is a plus but not required.

The Designer will work independently and in partnership with a Copywriter, in collaboration with various internal teams and will work as a member of the content and marketing team and will report into the Senior Designer and the Creative Director.

This role is based in New York City, NY.

Topline responsibilities include:

  • Partner with the marketing team to develop design and visual direction for cross-channel marketing and fundraising materials.
  • Develop an actionable understanding of our brand, programs, and partnerships and be able to articulate the brand’s look and feel internally and to external grantee, corporate and commercial partners.
  • Deliver design for a variety of deliverables aligned with brand strategy for a variety of audiences (corporate, education, mass).
  • Develop graphics and video editorial to tell brand stories.
  • Collaborate with internal team members, including the Senior Copywriter, Creative Director and marketing / digital / social / fundraising / grants teams.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a design or creative role at a national brand, charity, or advertising or design agency.
  • Experience developing assets for web and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest).
  • Experience with and knowledge of best practices website content.
  • Ability to multi-task

Ideal Candidate Profile:

The Comic Relief / Red Nose Day Designer will bring heart and passion to an incredible organization working to help end child poverty and keeping kids in the US and around the world safe, healthy and educated.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive self-starter who enjoys thinking critically and strategically, while also thinking outside the box to bring innovative, fresh, digitally native ideas to the table. This person is nimble enough to work both independently and with a partner, depending on the project, and enjoys working as part of a team toward a common good who’s mission is bigger than any individual. This person will be able to transition between crafting concepts and copy that showcase serious subject matter while also delivering humor and having fun and can transition nimbly between design, graphics development, video editorial and anything else the organization may need to move the brands forward. She / he will thrive in creating both long lasting content series and one-off communications for specific needs. He / she will approach each day with a positive attitude and a desire to help make the world a better place.

Additional desired experience and attributes include:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a design or creative role at a national brand, charity, or advertising or design agency.
  • Experience developing assets for web and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest).
  • Experience with and knowledge of best practices website content.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • A problem-solver with the ability to put strategy into action.
  • Above all, the ideal candidate must bring a commitment to the work, mission and business that is Comic Relief US.


    Comic Relief US values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented backgrounds including with regard to race, religion, gender and sexual orientation.

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