Overview

Thompson Rivers University Graphic Designer: Print & Web Part Time in Kamloops, BC

Thompson Rivers University

Branch Kamloops BC CA

Position:
Graphic Designer: Print & Web
Location:
Kamloops, BC

Grade 12 plus completion of a two-year post-secondary program in graphic design or equivalent. Five years’ related experience in electronic publishing, graphic…

The Graphic Designer provides, promotes and maintains a consistent and audience-appropriate standard of graphic design for all institutional marketing and communication materials, within the established marketing and communication standards of the university. The Graphic Designer will develop creative concepts, layout and design and electronic pre-press text for both web and print-based institutional marketing and communications, for a wide variety of client areas, and for a wide range of projects.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Develops creative and effective marketing and communications visual concepts, design and layouts for multiple media, a wide range of client areas and a wide variety of projects

Creates graphic artwork and layout designs for print and online web environments (websites, brochures, flyers, posters, newsletters, signage, advertisements, etc.).

Ability to stay current in generating engaging, memorable visual and copy concepts.

Ensures digital files meet specifications for pre-press and digital offset printer and/or web applications including digital pre-press specifications, document pagination, preparing RIP ready files.

In collaboration with other graphic designers, contribute to the development, maintenance and updating of graphic, visual identity usage and logo guidelines for the university.

Researches changes in web based technology software and hardware and design trends in industry to maintain currency.

Develops user-friendly graphic templates to enable marketing and communications to divest simple graphic requirements to departments around the university.

Provides support and instruction to outside departments and committees on working with templates, institutional graphic standards, the use of editable pdf’s, preparing graphics for the web and other production technologies.

Develops and maintains files and records, both electronic and hard copy.

Monitors, assesses, edits, revises, translates and provides quality evaluation and constructive feedback to clients.

Supports the needs of the AVP, Marketing & Communications, Media Relations & Communications Manager and Manager, Web Strategy.

Takes photographs of institutional events, individuals and initiatives to high levels of quality and versatility for reproduction in various electronic and print media.

REPORTS TO

AVP, Marketing & Communication

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:
Grade 12 plus completion of a two-year post-secondary program in graphic design or equivalent

EXPERIENCE:
Five years’ related experience in electronic publishing, graphic and web design, print production and pre-press technology and design in a Macintosh computer environment

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB

Knowledge of print production, on both web and offset presses

Ability to work in a Macintosh or Windows environment, have knowledge of the internet and understand cross-platform design

Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment and coordinate multiple projects within tight deadlines and changing priorities

Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing

Team player – strong ability to collaborate with others to develop, fine-tune and produce effective visual concepts, designs and layouts for institutional marketing and communications

Demonstrated ability to work independently and to high levels of productivity on assigned projects, often to tight deadlines

Strong ability to effectively manage multiple assignments, often with competing deadlines

Ability to troubleshoot technical problems and provide support for computer software

Demonstrated ability (through their portfolio) to create and maintain a consistent and audience-appropriate standard of graphic design across web, print and multi-media materials

Knowledge of process and spot colour specifications

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working at a desk and computer for long periods of time

Please Note: If you are selected for interview, please ensure that you bring a copy of your transcripts to the interview

The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.

Pay Band

CUPE Grade 09 $27.30

Salary rate

Please Note: This position may be subject to a 90% salary for the first 560 hours of employment.

Location

Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

# of Hires Needed

1

Organizational Unit

Thompson Rivers University – > Marketing and Communication

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Kamloops, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-23
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