Careers: Graphic and Web Designer

Nov 9, 2022

About the Peterson Foundation

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is working to secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges. The Foundation partners with leading policy experts, elected officials and the public to build support for solutions to put America on a sustainable fiscal path. As a non-partisan organization, the Foundation engages in grant-making, partnerships, and research to educate and involve Americans from a variety of perspectives.

Department Summary

The Communications & Public Affairs Team at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation is responsible for all the Foundation’s external communications, working collaboratively across the organization to drive messages and programs that strategically and substantively advance the Foundation’s mission to increase awareness and action around our nation’s fiscal challenges.

The Position

Reporting to the Director, Digital Communications and located in New York, the Graphic and Web Designer is responsible for producing and updating pages on the Peterson Foundation’s website, ensuring that the site meets best practices and is user-friendly and optimized for search and sharing. This role entails publishing content daily; designing new pages and microsites; leading ongoing improvements to technical infrastructure; designing email templates; designing print pieces and infographics; analyzing web analytics; providing general online and social media communications support; and project management of digital communications surrounding Foundation events. The Graphic and Web Designer is a key member of the Communications team, and this role requires working with colleagues and stakeholders from various departments throughout the organization and engaging in frequent collaboration, which often occurs organically and spontaneously.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of Foundation’s primary web site and related web properties
  • Manage relationship with external developer, making sure that the site meets best practices, and is user-friendly and optimized for search and social sharing
  • Source and design compelling images and infographics
  • Partner with external and internal partners to develop interactive charts
  • Analyze traffic to the site using Google Analytics, using that information to strategize changes to the site that will improve acquisition, retention, and overall user experience
  • Develop and maintain a robust taxonomy for the site that allows the content to be discovered easily by visitors and search bots
  • Manage the process of updating charts and other archival content in collaboration with the Research department
  • Build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with teams including Communications and Public Affairs, Research, and Grants to disseminate Foundation messaging
  • Maintain content management system (CMS). Suggest improvements to CMS functionality and processes
  • Collaborate with the Director in developing and carrying out digital communications strategy surrounding Foundation events
  • Work closely with Director to manage email marketing system in accordance with best practices and curate signed supporter lists
  • Act as primary point person from Communications for web IT. Support IT as necessary on web hosting and domain management
  • Work with Foundation vendors on various projects and campaigns aligned with Foundation mission
  • Troubleshoot technical problems with both internal and external resources


  • Minimum of three (3) plus years of experience in web production and project management in a professional setting
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive content management system experience
  • Basic web programming, including HTML markup, CSS, and Javascript
  • Experience managing WordPress- and Drupal-based websites
  • Sound understanding of usability and navigation issues
  • Knowledge of design and UX best practices
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to manage projects from concept through execution; ability to respond to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of digital communications, mobile, and social media tools
  • Ability to forge productive working relationships with managers and colleagues at all levels
  • Experience brainstorming, developing and revising with colleagues across departments
  • Familiarity with data visualizations or interactive frameworks/libraries
  • Experience with graphics tools (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Willingness to keep abreast of and learn new technologies
  • Strong communication skills: ability to explain technical and digital challenges, procedures, and solutions to internal audiences who may not be web savvy
  • Ability to prioritize and remain unflappable under pressure; maintain accuracy and attention to detail
  • This role requires an in-person presence in accordance with the organization’s hybrid schedule of working in the office three days per week (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday)

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with video editing
  • Knowledge of fiscal issues, including the long-term national debt crisis a plus

Salary and Benefits

We anticipate that the starting base salary range for this position will be $75,000 to $80,000, plus eligibility for an annual discretionary bonus. In addition, we offer a generous benefits package designed to support employee health and well-being, including comprehensive health insurance, a substantial 401k match, paid time off, a hybrid work schedule and other flexible work policies.

To Apply

To apply, please send a brief letter summarizing your interest and a resume to Subject header on the e-mail should be: “Graphic and Web Designer Application.”

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply to our organization. We offer a welcoming community that respects each individual and fosters a diverse set of experiences, perspectives, skills and ideas. We are committed to building a workplace in which every team member can thrive personally and professionally and contribute to our mission.

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