Designer - Creative and Publications, National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project

Job Description: 


  • Design and layout of print materials – pre-press preparation and web publishing
  • Use of Adobe Creative Suite and other package programs for layout of print materials
  • Prepare print documents ranging from one-page informational brochures to 90+ page curriculum guides
  • Design and management of curriculum portfolio online
  • Continuous design and refresh of curriculum materials
  • Provide assistance to staff in the preparation of presentations and training materials
  • Design of technical infographics and data-driven charts for inclusion in curriculum materials
  • Design of creative graphics for the usability/appeal of curriculum materials
  • Final pre-press packaging and communication with vendors for publication and digital delivery
  • 40 hours per week
  • Assist in administering web content
  • Administer a large photo and graphics library

Job Requirements:


  • Superior knowledge of publication and graphic design 
  • Superior knowledge and demonstrated use of Adobe Creative Suite products
  • Superior knowledge of web publication technologies and social media
  • Experience editing in a Wordpress web environment
  • Superior Graphic editing skills
  • Basic HTML and CSS knowledge a must
  • E-publication experience a plus 
  • Copy editing and grammar skills a real plus
  • Creativity and the ability to conceptualize graphics to teach concepts
  • Photography and Video Skills a plus
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact a plus
  • Familiarity with Shopify a plus
  • Interest in the non-profit sector
  • Technical writing experience
  • Technical drawing expertise
  • Willingness to assist all programming aspects of the organization
  • Interest in energy and environmental technologies and issues
  • Strong Interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to focus, work within deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at once
  • Willingness to accept challenges and to complete tasks on deadline

SKILLS REQUIRED: B.A, B.S, A.A in graphic and/or multimedia design or equivalent; 1-3 years experience; Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud software (especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop); Proficient in Microsoft Office software; Working knowledge of CSS and HTML; Knowledgeable in web design and editing software including, Smugmug, WordPress and social media.

Position: Designer

Type of Job: Design, Illustration, Digital

City: Manassas

Region: Northern Virginia

Duration: Full-Time

About Our Company: The NEED Project, a 501c3 organization, based in Manassas, Virginia, develops and delivers balanced, educational standards based classroom (K-12) energy curriculum and teacher training. NEED programs focus on the science of energy, energy sources, electricity, transportation, and energy efficiency and conservation. NEED is an education organization with a sole focus on education, not advocacy. Serving over 65,000 classrooms annually, with over 600 teacher workshops, NEED seeks to provide timely, accurate energy information to teachers and energy professionals nationwide. NEED curriculum is developed and designed in a collaborative process with the expertise and support of energy professionals and educators. It is an energetic, growing organization that requires team members willing to participate in all aspects of its programs. 

Company: National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project

Contact Name: Mary Spruill

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Please submit resume with link to portfolio or PDF of 6-8 samples. Samples should include: publications, diagrams, and creative design, and details as to the role the candidate played in the production of the publication and/or website. Send all materials to

Design Intern, Los Angeles Magazine

Job Description: Los Angeles magazine is seeking a Design Intern to assist our art department in developing our monthly city regional magazine. Interns will receive hands-on experience with current software, creating and contributing to developing editorial layouts, while developing an appreciation for design aesthetics and conceptual design. Interns will take part in staff meetings and discussions regarding current and future issue content. Examples of daily tasks include; layout design, photo-editing and retouching, illustration, typography, and photo research, and organization projects. Occasionally there will be design needed for social media platforms. If permitting interns will be given the opportunity to attend photo shoots as well. This is an unpaid internship but can receive school credit if needed. There will be free parking. Intern will work a max of 20 hours a week. 

Job Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in school. 
  • Self-motivated, creative, and enthusiastic about design.
  • Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Position: Design Intern

Type of Job: Design, Art

City: Los Angeles, CA

Region: SoCal

Duration: Part-time

About Our Company: Los Angeles has chronicled life in the second-largest U.S. city since the magazine’s founding by Geoff Miller in the spring of 1961. The definitive resource for Angelenos, Los Angeles covers the people, food, culture, arts and entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, and news that defines Southern California with a signature mix of feature-length writing, service journalism, investigative reporting, and design. Led by executive editor Matthew Segal, the magazine has been the recipient of three National Magazine Awards in addition to numerous other industry honors. With more than 800,000 monthly readers and 140,000 monthly subscribers, Los Angeles is the only local publication with 100% paid and verified readership. For more on the magazine’s history, read about Geoff Miller’s mission for Los Angeles and peruse more than 50 years of covers in our online archive. For more about the magazine’s audience, please read our media kit.

Los Angeles is owned by Los Angeles Magazine, LLC, which is under the direction of John Balardo, president, and Stefan Wanczyk, CEO.

Company: Los Angeles Magazine

Contact Name: Rose DeMaria

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio link or PDF to Rose DeMaria at

Design Director, Austin Monthly

Job Description: Concept, produce and design all covers, features and miscellaneous department-specific collateral for Austin Monthly.


  • Employed full-time as Design Director of Austin Monthly and acting as supervisor of art staff. Works directly with Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and other editors on department, feature and cover design.
  • Assign all illustration, hiring local and national artists within a predetermined budget. Approve all photography assigned by Photo Director.
  • Approve and assist in all layouts done by Art Director and Ad Designer.
  • Assist with materials for sales team (media kits, event branding, digital promotions).
  • Work on a redesign of Austin Monthly in 2018.
  • Work directly with printer on preflight, uploads and press checks.


  • Bring innovative ideas and designs to the table for fresh, unique magazine issues.
  • Prioritize work load and communicate well to team of art department and other departments for effective accomplishment of goals.
  • Collaborate to accomplish task of taking excellent art to print; detailed and meticulous.
  • Work independently and within team to maximize talents; great work ethic.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience: 5-10 Years editorial design or publication experience
  • Knowledge and Skills:
    • Mac OS
    • Advanced InDesign skills
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat
    • Good time management skills and organization
    • Knowledge of printing, binding, and proofing

Position: Design Director

Type of Job: Design

City: Austin

Region: Texas

Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: Austin Monthly, the award-winning city magazine of Texas’ state capital—home to South by Southwest, Austin City Limits, Barton Springs, the University of Texas, and the best barbecue in the world—is seeking a design director to join our team full time. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in editorial design for print and/or digital publications. We’re a small staff, so this role offers an amazing opportunity (and concomitant responsibilities) to define the visual language of our monthly magazine—including a planned redesign in 2018. We want an artistically minded creative force who understands the ways in which photography, illustrations, graphics, and blocks of copy interact to elevate the quality of our storytelling throughout the book. Qualified candidates must have a strong work ethic, the ability to manage a budget, and a solution-oriented attitude when confronting challenges. Established relationships with a stable of top-notch freelance artists are a big plus. Knowledge of Austin and Central Texas is a major asset as well, obviously. 

Company: Austin Monthly

Contact Name: Stewart Ramser

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, work samples and/or a link to your portfolio to