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Graphics Specialist

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 19, 2022
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Graphics Specialist

Job No: 497120
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Clerical / Support, Communications / PR / Marketing

The Graphics Specialist will serve as a client services representative in the Graphic Services area in Publications, Print & Mail. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: opening, preflighting editing and outputting graphics files; producing print and digital visual communications that conform to brand standards: assisting campus partners with project planning, paper selection, printing technical expertise, production planning and scheduling; operating a variety of equipment, including wide-format printers, high-speed production copiers, networked printers, small binding and finishing machines, as well as performing a variety of tasks as assigned by the Graphic Services team leader.

As a member of the PP&M team, all staff are expected to contribute positively toward fulfilling PP&M's mission of providing high quality print and mail projects for the campus community. Team members are active participants in providing feedback on process improvement, new technologies and ways to enhance, improve and support the departmental mission. Each member of the department is charged with keeping work areas neat, clean and safe. Staff members are encouraged and expected to take advantage of opportunities for job-related professional development and continuous learning. PP&M team members are committed to maintaining an inclusive working environment that is supportive, respectful and courteous of coworkers and peers as part of a diverse campus community.

This is a full time, year round, benefits eligible position.

Job Duties:
  • Provide customer service to campus partners to define their needs, and make suggestions for creative and efficient ways to produce printing projects.
  • Provide technical support to campus partners on how to prepare electronic files for printing, and the use of electronic submission tools.
  • Open, edit and output graphics files received via email, or other electronic means.
    ● Design print and digital communications using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro).
  • Advise campus partners on established University brand standards, and ensure that all projects meet those standards.
  • Review information on work orders for completeness, and enter them into the appropriate production workflow using a print management system.
  • In coordination with Mail Services team leader, advise campus partners on mailing options and provide mailing specifications to the mail services team.
  • Set up and operate a variety of digital copying/printing devices and, utilizing the features and functions of the devices, producing products that meet the specifications of the job ticket.
  • Manage wide-format poster printing submitted from campus partners as well as the Graphic Design team.
  • Manage and complete work orders in a timeframe which meets specified deadlines, schedules, and production standards.
  • Utilize a print management system for providing cost estimates, job costing, job tracking and departmental
  • Inspect work for quality control and pass it on to the next production station, or if complete, place in delivery area for pick up.
  • Maintain supply levels in equipment.
  • Operate small- and large-format printing, mounting and laminating equipment.
  • Provide support to the Graphics & Technology Specialist on other projects including environmental graphic file prep and installations, e-commerce site, and specialty printing items.
  • Perform other functions and work as assigned by the team leader.

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree in Graphics Communications or related field, or in lieu of education, two years of directly related work experience.
  • Knowledge of digital and offset printing processes, printing papers, desktop publishing standards and a PDF workflow.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced deadline-driven work environment.
  • The ability to work independently to plan, organize, schedule and execute projects from beginning to end is crucial.
  • Excellent customer service skills, the ability to work with students, faculty and staff.
  • A valid PA driver's license.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graphic design training and/or work experience.
  • Experience using EFI PrintSmith.

    Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to routinely lift cartons up to 30 pounds, with occasional heavier lifting with mechanical assistance or help.
  • Must be able to work in a standing or sitting position for extended periods.
  • Must possess adequate vision to make judgments concerning the overall quality of the finished product.

    Work Type:
    This is a full time, year round, benefits eligible position.

    This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

    Salary Range:
    This is a Staff Non-Exempt position with a hiring range of $16 - 19.99. The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


    Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to) -

    - flexible scheduling options determined by role;

    - medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options

    - an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)

    - generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)

    - tuition remission, exchange and grants for the employee, spouse/spousal equivalent, and children (with credit for full-time, benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education)

    - a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives

    - a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

    To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

    To apply, visit

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