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Graphic Design and Multimedia Project Specialist (req27075)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Requisition ID: req27075

Working Title: Graphic Design and Multimedia Project Specialist

Position Grade: 12

Position Summary

Are you passionate about graphic design and marketing through visual communication? Ready to enjoy the perks of working in a professional position, with great benefits, on a creative marketing team at UNM?

University Communication & Marketing (UCAM) is seeking a talented and creative Graphic Design and Multimedia Project Specialist. This is a dynamic and versatile role that combines graphic design expertise, photography/videography and/or animation skills, and project management capabilities. As a vital member of our team, you will play a crucial role in creating compelling visual content, managing creative projects, and enhancing the University's brand presence across multiple mediums. With a customer, brand and project-focus, this person will work closely with UNM's marketing team and various University partners to produce a wide range of marketing and visual communication materials that speak to multiple audiences including prospective students, current students, alumni, and others.

The selected candidate will be tasked with a range of design and visual media projects-from digital advertisements to printed publications, brand photography to portrait sessions, environmental branding to templates and sub-brand guides. The selected professional may manage entire creative projects-from concept to creation-taking projects from discovery and marketing research to management of printing, installation, or launch. This person will liaise with professionals across the University, including the Director of University Marketing, and will produce highly creative, imaginative materials that reflect and enhance UNM's well-established institutional brand.

We are seeking a dependable candidate who excels at self-management and thrives with minimal supervision, thoughtfully prioritizes, while demonstrating a strong sense of ownership over assigned projects. They must have awareness of current visual media and marketing trends, be digitally savvy-and rely on experience and good judgement to problem solve and overcome project obstacles. This position requires strong familiarity with applicable Adobe Creative Suite programs.

This individual will report to the University Creative Services Manager and will be co-managed by the Assistant Director of Marketing Communications for Enrollment Management. This role is on-site, situated within UCAM, in a collaborative and creative environment alongside other design, media production, and marketing professionals.

University Creative Services at UCAM provides professional graphic design and multimedia services to UNM departments and units. UCAM depends on effective collaboration and idea sharing to deliver innovative and attention-grabbing work.

This position will typically work within standard business hours, but some nights and weekends may be required to meet department needs.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conceptualizes, plans, designs, and executes a wide range of specialized graphic/ illustrative and marketing materials, to include multimedia concepts; writes and edits marketing or creative copy.
  • Executing or assisting with other visual media projects which may include event photography or videography, brand photography or videography, portrait photography, and others.
  • Distills complex information into appealing and audience-appropriate visual representations.
  • Build proposals for clients and projects, then presents concepts and develops projects through completion.
  • Works to thoughtfully design and develop materials within the parameters of UNM's established brand style and targeted campaigns.
  • May create and produce digital content that utilizes video or animated graphics.
  • Participates in the design of video graphics, titles, music, or creative look of multimedia assets; makes editorial decisions regarding assembly of information, illustrations, and content.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Identifies, selects, and coordinates vendors for printing and publication services, as appropriate to the project; works directly with vendors to provide print-ready files on behalf of clients and UCAM.
  • Proofs content and supports proofing for accuracy and adherence to appropriate production and content standards.
  • Completes post-production (editing) of photo files.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates must be able to work in an integrated marketing communication team environment and have excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Candidates must be able to interact well with a diverse faculty, staff and student population in a professional and productive manner, and create positive working relationships across campus and within UCAM.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • the ability to manage concurrent projects;
  • well versed skills in graphic design and visual media production, current trends, and content development strategies;
  • excellent communication, writing, strategic thinking and planning skills with strong problem-solving skills
  • demonstrated project management expertise, detail oriented and ability to manage several projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and expectations.
  • accomplishments in other multimedia skills including photography
  • motivation and possession of a strong desire to advance The University of New Mexico;
  • ability to assume responsibility and ownership of their work and related deadlines;
  • passionate about their work and results driven

Campus: Main - Albuquerque, NM

Department: Univ Communication & Marketing (248A)

Employment Type: Staff

Staff Type: Regular - Full-Time

Status: Exempt

Pay: Monthly: $3,589.00 - $4,583.00

Benefits Eligible
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

ERB Statement
As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.

Background Check Required: Yes

For Best Consideration Date: 9/29/2023

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Submission requirements: - Resume - Cover Letter - Portfolio (requirements below) - Please submit a PDF portfolio featuring your graphic design and other visual media production skills. Alternatively, you can submit your portfolio via URL in resume or cover letter. Link must be accessible by hiring committee.

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