Communications Strategist - San Jose-Costa Rica - 16000BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
The Global Communications team is an integral part of Moody’s Shared Services, the branch of Moody’s responsible for providing professional services to support the success of our global MIS & MA businesses.

The Branding & Promotions group ­– part of Global Communications – provides global support in the areas of brand governance and strategy, design, production, advertising, marketing, video, social media, and other promotions.
Moody’s is seeking an experienced Mid-Level Designer to join our creative team. This role is responsible for developing custom designs across an array of digital and print materials, including logos, infographics, websites, social media and event graphics, and a wide range of marketing collateral. The Mid-Level Designer should possess a passion for design, with the ability to think conceptually and collaborate with a diverse set of team members and business partners.

This role will help to facilitate global, graphic consistency for Moody’s, with adherence to established brand standards and alignment with the strategic objectives of the business. The ideal candidate will have strong communications skills and a keen eye for detail, with the experience to see through all stages of the creative process. Highly capable project management and multitasking skills with attention to each clients’ needs is a must.

Core Responsibilities:
  1. Create innovative and brand-compliant designs, meeting project timelines and internal client parameters
  2. Collaborate with various teams to collectively produce strong and innovative designs
  3. Present work to the creative team / internal clients, bringing a strong point of view
  4. Oversee design of external advertising campaigns and internal marketing initiatives
  5. Develop eye-catching, brand-compliant graphics and layouts for PowerPoint
  6. Assist with overall corporate brand governance across all visual communications to ensure global consistency
Proactively suggest enhancements to Moody’s brand and work alongside team to update documentation

Qualifications

Required

Qualifications:
  • 4-6 years’ experience in design and branding experience, preferably in financial or corporate environment. A web-based portfolio showcasing digital and print samples is necessary to apply for this role.
  • Strong written and communication skills, with high English proficiency
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in art, design, or related field
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Strong foundational knowledge of layout, color, typography, photography, iconography, and digital media
  • Ability to manage and take ownership of work across multiple projects simultaneously, spanning varying deadlines
  • Superb people skills with a proven track record of interacting with colleagues in cross-functional teams
  • Exceptional time management skills
Required Technical Skills:
  • Highly experienced with Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experience designing within PowerPoint, including template creation and developing innovative graphics and slide layouts
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS with the ability to modify existing code
  • Familiarity with latest digital and print design trends, standards, and technologies
  • Experience with modern web design tools (e.g. Webflow) is a plus
  • Comfortable working in a PC/Windows environment
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.