Creative Associate – Philadelphia

Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy seeks a creative associate to join its Philadelphia office. This position will support design projects for our clients, as well as our firm’s brand.


This position is responsible for creating and editing digital and printed products for a variety of firm clients, including fliers, annual reports, newsletters, postcards, website and more. In addition, the Creative Associate manages visual assets and brand kits for internal stakeholders, existing clients and prospective new business partners, while occasionally assisting the team with social media needs and website maintenance. This position reports to Ceisler Media’s Senior Director of Digital Strategy, and works closely with and receives guidance from the Senior Creative Manager.

The right candidate has strong design and skills, can easily shift between different client projects, is super-organized and hyper-communicative, demonstrates initiative among peers and managers, and needs no help balancing multiple deadlines.

To thrive in this role, the Creative Associate should expect to serve as a lead on at least 3 client accounts — interacting directly with clients and working with colleagues all the way to the Senior Vice President level to keep projects running on time.

Additionally, the Creative Associate tracks and responds to creative requests for all clients on an as-needed basis, requiring an understanding of client priorities, project turnaround times and colleagues’ abilities, and the confidence to set and manage expectations of peers, managers and senior leadership.


  • At least two years of design experience in a public relations agency, corporation, political campaign, government administration or nonprofit organization and at least one year of professional experience outside an educational environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communication design, videography, advertising design or a related creative field


  • Designs graphics, illustrations, motion graphics, logos, brand guides, marketing materials, presentations, newsletters, advertisements and other visual communications materials
  • Manages relationships with project leads and clients to meet project timelines for key deliverables
  • Manages the firm’s internal brand and related materials
  • Works with print vendors for print production, estimates and timelines
  • Assists in managing an ever-growing asset library (optimizing, resizing, editing, etc.)
  • Advises clients and account leads on creative strategy, serving as a partner to brainstorm concepts with the team that will highlight original, engaging design solutions
  • Troubleshoots client issues related to design and websites
  • Assists with streamlining and implementing internal digital processes across the firm, as well as communicating with internal stakeholders
  • Creates and updates Wix and SquareSpace websites, including purchasing and managing web domains
  • Shoots and edits video and photography; local travel may be required
  • Supports virtual and in-person event multimedia needs
  • Stays on top of current trends in the creative and design landscape
  • Handles various administrative and operations tasks, including but not limited to coordinating client billing information, executing internal communications, research, updating databases, organizing digital files, scheduling meetings and notetaking


Proficiency with:

  • Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere and After Effects
  • Designing for digital marketing campaigns
  • Designing for print campaigns
  • Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Best practices for optimizing design and video performance for social media and web audiences
  • Working on projects with established brand guidelines


Affinity for:

  • Attention to the smallest of details
  • Consistent adherence to brand standards
  • Aesthetics in color and typography
  • Keeping up with trends and changes in the design field
  • Video best practices
  • Content management systems, including SquareSpace, Wix and WordPress
  • Constant Contact, MailChimp or other email platforms
  • HTML


Additional required competencies:

  • Strong understanding of public relations as an industry and client obligations
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including grammar skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Superior time management skills
  • Superior organization skills
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Can-do attitude with an instinct to troubleshoot obstacles individually
  • Proven track record of excellence, consistent performance and accountability
  • Willingness to adapt to changing needs of a fast-paced company and industry
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize responsibilities based on impact, timelines, team workflow and goals
  • Collaborative work ethic and ability to work in a team-oriented culture that often means distilling feedback from multiple people into a unified final product
  • Confident personality supported by disciplined, logical thinking and fact-based, documented conclusions and opinions
  • A diverse portfolio including both print and digital design. Short-form video experience is a plus


Ceisler Media requires all new hires to work five days a week at the employee’s designated office (Philadelphia, Harrisburg or Pittsburgh) for the first three months of employment. This allows new employees to work in-person with a variety of project teams and become better integrated with the firm’s culture and environment. After the first three months, employees are required to work in the office a minimum of three days a week, with four days a week strongly encouraged.


Please email [email protected]. Include the position you are applying for in the subject line. 

Along with your cover letter, include your resume, salary requirements and work samples that demonstrate your abilities. 

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