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Graphic Designer

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to protect and improve our systems of democracy and justice. We hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Among our core priorities, we fight to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, check Executive abuses and strengthen checks and balances, maintain the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, and preserve Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part public interest law center, part communications hub, we are known for our rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion. 

The Brennan Center’s high-impact communications work is vital to its success. Our experts and research are consistently sought out by lawmakers and allies, all major news outlets, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, NPR, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, among others, and many regional outlets. We have more than 70,000 subscribers to our highly substantive e-newsletter and a growing digital audience for our content-rich website and social media platforms. We regularly publish reports, books, and papers, and host dozens of public events in New York and Washington, D.C.  The Center is led by Michael Waldman, a prominent public intellectual and author, communications strategist, democracy expert and former chief speechwriter to President Bill Clinton. 

The Brennan Center is seeking a junior graphic designer to work on a variety of products, including reports and publications, website graphics, social media, videos, and some branding work. The successful candidate will work with a wide range of media and use their design skills to bring high visual impact to the work of the Brennan Center. This full time role will report directly to the Digital Manager, and will work closely with various members of the communications team. 

Core Responsibilities Include: 

  • Design all Brennan Center reports for print and digital distribution. 
  • Provide design support for our digital communications channels, including website, email newsletters and social media. 
  • Provide design support for the creation of infographics, webpages, videos, presentations and other projects. 
  • Work with stakeholders to develop design briefs to record requirements and project needs 
  • Assist with the creation of in-house videos. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned 

Qualifications. The ideal candidate should have: 

  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio 
  • A high level of skill with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator 
  • Professionalism regarding deadlines and project management 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Strong decision making ability 
  • Resourceful and efficient 
  • Sense of humor 


Applications are due by December 1, 2017, but earlier applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please visit:, apply online, and upload your cover letter, resume, design folio or samples of your work and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by email to: with “Graphic Designer” in the subject line, after registering in the online system. 

As an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, the Brennan Center is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, and applications who have been previously incarcerated.

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