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Multimedia Designer 

Who we are:

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Summary:

Do you want to work to create engaging and on-brand graphics for a variety of media? Are you inventive and passionate about visual storytelling, industry trends, and design thinking? Do you pride yourself on getting the job done? Come join the "Yes" team, where we strive to deliver quality work expediently! As the Multimedia Designer for the American Physical Society, you will play an integral role as a member of the Communications Department. APS's Multimedia Designer requires someone detail-oriented, a quick study who can handle large strategic projects while executing creative deliverables. In this role, the Multimedia Designer will create visual assets for print and digital mediums and conceptualize and layout marketing materials, all while adhering to the APS brand and guidelines. The ideal candidate is a fresh and creative thinker who stays up-to-date on the latest platforms, practices, and standards in digital and social media. Apply Today!

The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. This position could require at times in office work, various geographic events and meeting attendance as instructed by your Supervisor. APS values diversity and welcomes candidates from a variety of backgrounds. APS offers a dynamic work environment with an outstanding total compensation package including salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent paid time off.


  • Design and develop print and digital campaigns from conception to completion.
  • Conceptualize and create printed collateral, infographics, animations, presentations, explainer videos, and visual effects.
  • Develop a variety of printed collateral including brochures, flyers, newsletters, and signage.
  • Develop motion graphics and videos for social media, web pages, multimedia projects, and email campaigns.
  • Edit videos incorporating stock and raw footage, motion design, voiceover, and music.
  • Coordinate the planning behind video projects, whether they are handled internally or working with an outside vendor.
  • Rework existing graphics to increase aesthetic value or apply consistent branding.
  • Present design concepts and amend designs to stakeholder comments.
  • Lead and implement creative solutions for larger campaigns and day-to-day needs, by collaborating with team members, APS staff, consultants and external constituents to meet deadlines and objectives.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, in graphic design, fine arts, advertising, marketing, or other related field required. In lieu of a degree, 4 years of relevant experience may be accepted.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in agency or in-house graphic design environment.
  • Demonstrated creative, innovative, and graphic design abilities with a strong portfolio.
  • Proficient in Adobe CC Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects).
  • Advanced experience with graphic design including logo design, typography, color, layout, web design, print production, image selection, and photo retouching.
  • Experience with motion graphics and video editing using Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro or equivalent applications.
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Canva, and/or Asana a plus

Travel: The position may require some business travel to attend meetings and events as directed by the Supervisor.

Work Environment:

Our physical offices are located in College Park, MD, Washington D.C and Hauppauge, N.Y. We are operational in most US states. We are not operational in all 50 states. The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access within the United States, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. APS allows flexible work hours; responsiveness is required, however, during the core 9 am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time workday.

Our Core Values:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning

The American Physical Society is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of American Physical Society not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of race, religious creed, alienage or citizenship, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, protected veteran status, protected military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, ancestry, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at APS. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact APS Human Resources at

All APS Employees must be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination via our secured vaccination portal Safeter upon hire, unless they have an HR approved medical or religious exemption. The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. 

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