Creative City Fellow

Creative City Fellow

Cleveland Office

The CEOs for Cities Creative City Fellow (Creative Fellow) reports to the Creative Director of CEOs for Cities, in the Cleveland, Ohio office.

The Creative Fellow is expected to work a minimum of 16 hours a week for a minimum of 4 months. There is no salary or benefits, but the Creative Fellow will receive reimbursement for parking and a stipend of $500 upon successful completion of the 4-month period. Extension of the Fellowship or full-time or part-time employment with CEOs for Cities after successful completion of the Fellowship will be considered if the Fellow is interested.


The Creative City Fellow provides organizational and creative support to the Creative Director, including, but not limited to:

  • Supporting all general design and visual communication needs in the organization
  • Executing the social media/communications/marketing strategy, including building the editorial calendar
  • Graphic design and development of creative branding materials, including both digital and print
  • Enhancement of CEOs for Cities website via WordPress
  • Event planning and project management
  • Writing content for website, social media, and e-newsletters
  • Creating bi-weekly newsletters via MailChimp
  • Assisting in not only production work, but also in the generation of ideas for future creative campaigns
  • Creating mock-ups, layouts and final deliverables for digital and print communication projects, including printed programs (for events), printed collateral, PowerPoint presentations, websites, emails, brochures, postcards, product packaging, welcome kits, etc.
  • Translating marketing ideas into visual communications that drive action
  • Recommending sizes and formats of printed materials, and making them look awesome
  • Coordinating the release and processing of files at pre-press, ensuring accuracy of file setup and specs for out-going work, and approves proofs


  • Experience and proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite—including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Ability to troubleshoot on your own and Google-solve problems
  • Understands organization’s branding guidelines and feels confident following these guidelines, getting creative within these guidelines and offering updates to the visual branding platform
  • Ability to plan, organize, multi-task and correct design issues under tight deadlines
  • Experience preparing projects for print, knowledge of traditional and digital printing processes
  • Creative thinker with a knack for contemporary design
  • 1-5 years of graphic design and production experience
  • Portfolio or samples that show your work
  • Desire to build a portfolio that demonstrates your ability to create a branded suite of communication products
  • Strong grasp of basic design principles—as evidenced by work experience as a designer or portfolio pieces
  • Comfortable working with a small (but very talented!) team
  • Understands user-focused design and how to balance business objectives with audience needs
  • Experience using web publishing software including WordPress and content management systems
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with PowerPoint, required
  • Proficiency with computers (Mac or PC), including Microsoft Office, internet and email
  • A creative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong, flexible team player with a positive attitude, open to new ideas and change
  • A willingness to assist all members of the team whenever necessary
  • Strong work ethic that demonstrates willingness to work beyond usual hours whenever necessary
  • A self-starter who initiates projects, makes suggestions, and generates new ideas
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize pressing work effectively
  • Experience and skill in general communications, marketing, and copy-editing preferred but not necessary

Overriding CEOs for Cities Teamwork Principle

The smaller the organization, the more important it is that team members can think on their feet, adapt quickly to shifting priorities, and do whatever it takes, regardless of role or position, to get things done. Great CEOs for Cities team members know, often even without being told, when there’s a problem, issue, or project that needs help and support, and jump in to help—even if it’s not in their job description.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and link to your portfolio to

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