We’re on a mission to design a better world. And we want your help. 

IDEO.org is a nonprofit design studio on a mission to design a more just and equitable world. We partner with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and governments to design programs, products, and services focused on improving health, economic mobility, and wellbeing.

IDEO.org has an opportunity for a Communications Specialist to join our Global Brand & Communications team. Equal parts storyteller and strategic thinker, this role will help shape IDEO.org’s voice and presence in the world.

You will

  • Manage the storytelling on our website—from case studies to perspectives, helping people across our organization turn their ideas and projects into editorial stories that communicate the power of design in tangible ways. 
  • Develop content for social media platforms (Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Write marketing copy for campaigns, collateral, and case studies
  • Support knowledge management—ensuring consistency in how we capture, track, and archive stories about our work
  • Collaborate with teams across the organization to ensure brand consistency on all external-facing communications
  • Manage and write award submissions
  • Serve as point person for IDEO.org’s printed publications, managing inventory and translation 
  • Provide proofreading and editing support to design teams—helping polish presentations, publications, and other external-facing assets 
  • Support writing and editing of key internal communications, in collaboration with the Talent and Leadership teams 
  • Contribute to IDEO.org studio culture

About You

  • You're a great writer and storyteller, comfortable working across a range of mediums (from long-form blog posts to punchy campaign copy to storyboarding). 
  • You’re passionate about tackling some of the world’s most complex social challenges—like reproductive health access, refugee rights, and financial inclusion—and are excited about the role design and creativity can play in solving them
  • You have 2-3 years of work experience in writing, PR, marketing, or a related role
  • You’re a creative and critical thinker with an ability to craft narratives for multiple audiences
  • You have an eye for details and a keen proofreading ability—you nerd out on grammar and catch typos before they go out the door
  • You’re proactive and organized, but comfortable with ambiguity and aren’t afraid when things get a little messy
  • You are mindful of cultural nuances, and open to feedback from people with different points of view
  • You prioritize well and are able to manage multiple projects at once

 

IDEO.org Commitment to Diversity

At IDEO.org, we are committed to the work of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and in the world. Our mission to design a more just and inclusive world is directly connected to our ability to bring many different perspectives to the table. This applies to our candidates, the people we hire, and the partners and communities we work with.

As a human-centered organization, we are committed to working with and designing for people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, physical ability or attribute, religion, national origin, or political belief. We recognize that this commitment requires ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices.

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