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Graphic Design Specialist

Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Graphic Design Specialist
Arizona State University
Department Name: AZ PBS
Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Job Description
Working Arizona PBS Brand Engagement and Marketing team leadership, this position requires a high level of attention to detail and works with both internal and external clients to create various print, digital and motion graphic assets that align with the Arizona PBS brand and support the promotion of station projects and activities. Incumbents in this classification work independently within established deadlines inherent to the creative design industry. Prepares graphics for a variety of assets, including a quarterly print magazine, motion graphics for broadcast and digital use, slide decks, postcards, digital signage, e-newsletters, social media, promotional items and more.

Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range
Depends on experience

Close Date

Essential Duties
Coordinates with clients requesting graphic design or layout work; develops ideas; suggests new or modifies existing ideas; demonstrated graphic techniques and advised other departmental personnel on techniques and methods to use. May use a variety of desktop publishing, graphic design, web development/management and animation tools. Prepares mock-ups, renderings, drawings and cover illustrations. Maintains contact with vendors to ensure adherence to deadlines, time schedules and specifications. Coordinates with internal and external project production teams to ensure that all requests align with the requestor’s creative vision, as well as the station’s overall brand guidelines. Maintains department filing systems for completed artwork and archival computer files.

Coordinates graphic design or layout work; develops ideas, suggests new or modifies existing ideas; demonstrated graphic techniques and advises other departmental personnel on techniques and methods to use. Prepares printing specifications for print shop; obtains bids and recommends contract awards; maintains contact with vendors to ensure adherence to time schedules and specifications. Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a staff level position that works under the general direction of the station’s art director.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field AND four (4) years experience in graphic design and/or website design; OR, Eight (8) years experience in graphic design and/or website design; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with a variety of desktop publishing, graphic design software, photography, video and animation tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public television programming.
  • Ability to identify, develop and deploy solutions to improve effectiveness of multimedia delivered materials and information.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with clients and among team members.
  • Ability to provide alternative creative ideas and solutions to package text, images and sound to achieve desired results; understands targeted audience needs and requirements.
  • Ability to define tasks, responsibilities and outcomes; documents activities and tracks progress.
  • Ability to identify required resources.
  • Ability to understand and respond appropriately to client requests; escalates urgent/conflicting requests.
  • Able to apply good/concise communication skills during personal, written and telephone interactions.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking.
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer.
  • Bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to interview, video and/or record individuals in conjunction with project work.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Regular review of completed tasks.

Department Statement
Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture — utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. Arizona PBS began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Arizona PBS consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.


to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) as core values. Our goal is to build and foster a culture of transparency where unique identities and perspectives are celebrated.


all voices should be heard and acknowledged. We represent and serve Arizona by listening to our communities so we can create enriching content that educates, inspires and connects.


trust. We are mission focused and committed to our audience. We strive to cultivate an environment where individuals feel informed, respected and encouraged to share their stories.

ASU Statement
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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