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Visual Communications Associate


Silver Spring, MD

Nexight Group is seeking a creative, critical thinker and problem solver with the proven ability to analyze complex information and communicate the results through a range of compelling print and digital visual products. The ideal Visual Communications Associate will translate complex concepts into visualizations that resonate with specific audiences, structure layouts that organize content into clear and compelling narrative arguments and apply visual elements with intention. In this role you will participate in early-stage concept meetings with colleagues and clients, identify the needs being expressed, ask targeted clarifying questions, and provide thoughtful insight in real time that helps define and shape the end product. You will apply both basic design principles and visual creativity to craft fresh, modern-looking products that align with client branding guidelines and push the boundaries of what Nexight offers.

Nexight Group is a small technical and management consulting firm that serves a variety of clients in many topic areas. Adaptability, critical thinking, genuine curiosity, and taking pride in hard work are all equally important to skills and subject matter expertise. To learn more about the company please visit our careers page.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Applicants should have the necessary skills to perform the following job responsibilities:

  • Conceptualizes and designs a range of modern-looking communication materials including fact sheets, reports, presentations, infographics, and digital products for specific target audiences.
  • Actively participates, listens, and provides real-time strategic advice on visualization and design choices in concept meetings with Nexight staff and clients, usually as an integral part of the project team.
  • Rapidly builds an understanding of both target audiences and specialized, highly technical information in new subject areas and translate that understanding into compelling visual products with clear, logical structure and flow.
  • Expresses complex concepts in creative and accurate ways and apply graphic design principles to produce clean, fresh products that exceed client expectations.
  • Edits content and designs drafts of communication materials to eliminate errors.
  • Contributes to Nexight Group marketing efforts via the development of website content, promotional materials, and social media content.
  • Thrives in a challenging and exciting, deadline-oriented environment while successfully managing multiple, simultaneous workstreams.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands 

Nexight’s offices are in Silver Spring, MD. The position is open to in-person, remote, or hybrid candidates. Candidates must be willing to travel to the Washington, D.C. area occasionally to support clients. Applicants should expect to travel to Nexight’s offices at least once per quarter.

This is a primarily sedentary position in an environmentally controlled office setting, although moving between work areas may be required. Manipulating a computer keyboard or mouse and operating standard office equipment is typically required for this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Summary of Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual communications, English, journalism, or other related discipline
  • At least three years of professional experience
  • Strong eye for design, aesthetics, and visual composition
  • In-depth knowledge of design principles
  • Experience driving diverse groups of stakeholders towards consensus on complex topics
  • Demonstrated professional experience interpreting and translating highly technical information and original concepts into visual presentations and illustrative materials (e.g., infographics and strategic publications)
  • Demonstrated experience developing clear, modern graphics and document layouts that are focused on driving target audiences to take specific action
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Adaptability to changes in direction, project types, subject matter, and workload
  • Meticulous attention to detail, copyediting skills, and comfort applying design principles to recommendations for layout and format improvement
  • Ability to think critically and work well in both independent and team-based environments.
  • An entrepreneurial, “roll up your sleeves” spirit that realizes value in all tasks, large and small, likes to learn by doing, and desires continuous improvement and innovation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to receive a public trust clearance
  • Must submit a portfolio consisting of an infographic and report layout design


  • Master’s degree with 1 year of relevant experience or 7 years professional work experience
  • Experience with any of the following:
    • Data visualization and interactive graphic design
    • Animation and/or video production
    • Web design and content management systems
    • Writing and editing outreach materials and messages
    • Marketing and branding strategy
  • Professional experience in a consulting or other professional services environment
  • Interest and/or experience in technical topics such as energy, climate change, infrastructure security and resilience, cyber security, public health, and materials and manufacturing innovation
  • Experience conducting stakeholder consultations via interviews, focus groups, or facilitated workshops
  • Experience driving diverse groups of stakeholders towards consensus on complex topics
Compensation and Benefits 

The salary range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $65,000 to $80,000.

All full-time employees of Nexight Group receive a competitive salary and attractive benefits, including medical, dental, and vison insurance, paid parental leave, company contributions to employee health savings accounts (HSAs), company 401(k) contributions, profit sharing, and an annual bonus program.

To Apply

Please email the following information to

  • Resume
  • A cover letter that articulates your qualifications, uses examples that demonstrate your relevant skills and background, and details your motivation for this position
  • A portfolio consisting of an infographic and a report layout design. (You may include a digital design however, it is optional.)

Failure to submit a resume cover letter and portfolio will result in your application not being considered. If you require reasonable accommodations to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact us at

How To Apply

To apply, please reference the job description for specific instructions.

Applicants may be asked to provide a resume, cover letter, writing samples, or a portfolio and perform a brief critical thinking exercise. Applications must contain all components requested in the job description to be considered. Send a complete application to and reference the job title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. 

If you require reasonable accommodations to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact

Nexight Group LLC provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This involves all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity, or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. PRINCIPALS ONLY. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Priority referrals of protected veterans desired. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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