The UNC School of Government's Strategic Communications division is looking for a graphic designer to join our team to design and layout both marketing content and scholarly content. This designer will work closest with an art director and one other graphic designer to both create and to learn how to create a diverse array of materials for the School. These materials include online and printed publications, newsletters, infographics, and an array of online and printed marketing content that tells the story of the School's impact and promotes the School's courses and publications to their intended audiences. This designer will meet with faculty and staff stakeholders to listen, assess, and relay design needs and assist the design team in creating pieces/templates within the School's brand and UNC's brand. This designer will work closely with colleagues in other divisions, including IT and Programs, among others, to create effective designs.
The successful candidate for this position will have a strong foundation in design principles and tools, typography, and industry best practices and be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and a team player. Candidates should have a strong portfolio that showcases design across multiple mediums, including online and print. The ideal candidate can contribute to an already strong team with the latest industry techniques and is also willing to learn on the job. The designer will learn how to work with text-heavy documents in InDesign (flowing text, cutting in changes, proofing) and gain experience in publications layout and cover design.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
Solid understanding of design principles and typography
Knowledge of the principles and methods of planning, designing, and producing visually appealing products that communicate a clear message to target audiences
Ability to work well in a team environment
Ability to work within an existing brand
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university plus 3 years' experience, or a combination of experience and a substantive portfolio is preferred.
An understanding of basic web design principles
Design and text styling in Microsoft Word
Design for Microsoft PowerPoint
Book layout and cover design/working with text-heavy documents
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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