The National Confectioners Association is the pre-eminent organization in Washington, D.C., representing more than 650 candy, gum, and chocolate manufacturers and suppliers across the U.S. The National Confectioners Association fosters industry growth by advancing and promoting the interests of the confectionery industry and its consumers.
Position Overview NCA’s Graphic Designer is responsible for the Association’s visual communications and collateral materials including, but not limited to, print and digital advertising and marketing, meeting programs and promotional materials, presentations, social graphics, signage, electronic publications, videos, white papers and infographics. The position will assist with the management of NCA’s branding and styling across all media and platforms. The Graphic Designer will execute creative projects for all departments within the association and utilize a variety of design skills.
Conceptualize, develop and produce high-impact creative materials that reflect NCA’s mission and vision.
Design and produce art and copy to support NCA’s external communications and advocacy programs, trade shows and other events, membership activities, and industry communications.
Design media to support the Association’s brands and sub-brands.
Support third-party design projects by packaging logos, font, and other art as necessary; monitor external products for brand consistency; manipulate supplied artwork to create resources for internal use.
Design PowerPoint templates for use by NCA staff and third parties; create presentations or artwork for presentations to support the Association’s internal and external communications.
Create infographics and/or data graphics.
Source printing partners and other vendors; monitor projects through all phases of production, adhere to budgets, deadlines and time constraints.
Maintain electronic filing system for all of NCA’s visual assets.
Present new ideas for sharing NCA messaging in a compelling, visual manner.
Assist producers of web and social media content with graphic development.
Collaborate with internal marketing teams to create engaging materials for NCA events and member services.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required, preferably in graphic design or communications (equivalent work experience may be considered).
Two or more years of work experience in the graphics design field required, including internships.
Strong layout and typography skills using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) in a Macintosh platform; fluency in MS Office applications, especially PowerPoint.
Excellent communications skills and strong attention to detail. Previous writing and proofreading experience preferred.
Ability to work in both a collaborative environment and independently on several projects at once, often against tight deadlines, while providing frequent status and progress updates to internal teams.
Understanding of printing process, photography and illustration.
Flexibility and ability incorporate feedback, while offering constructive advice on design choices that may better reflect the Association’s goals.
Reporting Structure The Graphic Designer reports to the Vice President of Integrated Marketing & Communications and is an integral part of the Association’s public affairs and communications team working closely with all departments.
Salary and Benefits NCA offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
To Apply Applications MUST include resume, cover letter, salary requirements, a portfolio of work including examples of advertising, marketing materials or other content the applicant has designed and produced, and writing/editing samples to be considered. Please send all necessary items to jobs@CandyUSA.com and reference Graphic Designer in the subject line.
NCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NCA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
NCA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of NCA’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
About National Confectioners Association
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the U.S. confectionery industry, NCA helps ensure the public understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 54,000 workers in more than 1,300 manufacturing facilities across the country. For every job created in confectionery manufacturing, another ten are supported in related industries. In total, more than 607,000 American jobs are supported by the U.S. confectionery industry. America’s leading chocolate and candy companies support the Always A Treat Initiative, a commitment to transparency, portion guidance and choice, and consumer education. Learn more at CandyUSA.com, or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.