Editorial & Graphic Design Consultant

Company Description:

WI-HER, LLC is a small woman-owned small business based in Northern Virginia. Our diverse global team is committed to delivering effective and equitable change through innovative solutions that are human-centered, sustainably delivered, transparently managed, and consistently documented. Our focus on tailored capacity development and rigorous monitoring and evaluation processes ensures excellence and impact in all of our programs across various sectors—while our small size brings flexibility and speed in response to our client needs. 

At WI-HER, we address inequities by supporting individuals to be at the heart and in the driver’s seat of designing and delivering mutually inclusive locally-led solutions, which do no harm. WI-HER Founder and President Dr. Taroub Harb Faramand developed an innovative and results-based methodology called iDARETM to put this principle into practice.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

WI-HER seeks to build a roster of communications and/or graphic design experts to work on communications projects/deliverables on an as-needed basis.

SCOPE OF SERVICE:

WI-HER is seeking the services of an individual with experience in professional writing, editing, and graphic design. Projects will be on a short-term, as-needed basis, and WI-HER will select consultants from the roster based on specific project needs, consultant availability, and area of expertise.

Projects may include, but are not limited to:

1.     Copy-editing documents (such as reports, learning briefs, and proposals), including ensuring documents are consistent in tone, voice, and structure.

2.     Formatting documents in Microsoft Office products

3.     Ensuring documents are 508 compliant

4.     Creating graphs/charts and other graphic elements

5.     Edit photos for insertion into the final document when necessary.

FOR COMMUNICATIONS-FOCUSED PROJECTS: SKILLS
  • Professional writing, editing, and communication skills, including an eye for detail
  • Proficiency in APA style
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to distill complex, technical language into language that is more accessible to a broader population
  • Knowledge of 508 compliance
FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN-FOCUSED PROJECTS: SKILLS
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel (non-technical), and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • A strong understanding of design for both print and digital
  • Strong conceptual skills, knowledge, and experience designing page layouts, infographics, charts, tables, and graphs
  • Ability to take ideas and think creatively to make professional, aesthetically pleasing layouts while maintaining company identity standards
  • Knowledge of 508 compliance
NEXT STEPS

To apply, please submit your proposal by Tuesday, June 5, 2024. Please limit your submission to 2 pages, double spaced and include the following:

●   A brief overview of your core competencies and experience related to the scope

●   Your background, with links to past work, if publicly available

●   CV

●  Your hourly rate

● References and any other relevant materials (e.g. previous work) are welcome as appendices

WI-HER is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment and welcomes a range of backgrounds, life experiences, perspectives, and opinions. WI-HER provides equal employment to all and has zero tolerance towards discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal laws.

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