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Graphic Artist

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Please provide a link to a portfolio/demo reel of your work within your Cover Letter or Resume. Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Graphic Artist
Department TV Production Services (3104)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Brand Management, the Graphic Artist will develop and create cutting-edge graphics to support Arizona Public Media, Southern Arizona’s PBS and NPR affiliate.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from the University of Arizona, viewers, listeners, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each employee is obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to those with whom they come in contact both within and without the organization.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinates Design elements in a multi-media environment including television, online, social media, and print; project distribution may include local, regional, and national delivery; evaluates design opportunities in production projects.
  • Coordinates and edits design elements that will appear on television, online, and in social media platforms.
  • Creates graphic designs for all forms of marketing materials in various formats and mediums; this includes, but is not limited to, booklets, brochures, reports, visual displays, newsletters, banners, posters, logos, computer-based presentations, sales materials and the AZPM website.
  • Tracks, manages, and monitors all design jobs to maintain quality and deadline integrity.
  • Produces graphic content for a wide variety of programs; directs and designs graphic content for news, public affairs, feature, documentary, and promotional/institutional applications.
  • Maintains working knowledge and understanding of current design trends and graphic applications; especially those that reflect Southern Arizona.
  • Researches and prepares design and graphic elements and applications for local, regional, national, and online delivery.
  • Coordinates design elements in a multi-media environment for television, radio, media, and online; mostly print environment with the opportunity to work with local, regional, national, and online delivery; evaluates design opportunities in production projects.
  • Produces high quality work on a regular and consistent basis with attention to accuracy, creativity, balance, and professional delivery; exercises good judgment, ethics, and integrity (as further described in the AZPM Code of Editorial Ethics and Practices).
  • Interfaces with administration, creative staff, editorial managers and supervisors to create a professional cooperative working environment, and in the delivery of creative graphic content using multiple distribution platforms.
  • Drives University vehicles as needed in the design and production of creative content.
  • Participates in AZPM promotions, outreach, fundraising, and special event activities as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent typography and design skills.
  • Working knowledge of multi-media production techniques.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Knowledge of broadcast design and creation of motion graphics using After Affects and 3D animation software.
  • Knowledge of designing and creating graphics for online platforms.
  • Knowledge of creating locator maps and graphics for print, online, and broadcast (standard and high definition).
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-intensive atmosphere; ability to work effectively with individuals and teams, work creatively and follow detailed instructions when required, and work effectively and efficiently managing several projects simultaneously.
  • Computer literate; comfortable working in a PC or Mac environment; ability to operate audio/video recording and editing equipment; familiarity with non-linear editing post production.
  • Sound editorial and design judgment; organizational, research and project development abilities; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to plan schedules and to meet deadlines; attention to detail and good follow-through; initiative in developing creative graphic and design elements whether for programs or institutional support.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience as a Graphic Artist in professional Graphic Arts creation, layout, and illustration environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in graphic design setting by way of a portfolio that represents completed design work.

Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Graphic Art or related field; OR, two years of graphic art experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least two years of experience as a Graphic Artist in professional Graphic Arts creation, layout, and illustration environment.
  • Bilingual: Spanish and English
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24240
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Gene Robinson
Director of Marketing
Arizona Public Media
P.O. Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067
Email: grobinson@azpm.org

Open Date 11/13/2017
Review Start Date 11/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please provide a link to a portfolio/demo reel of your work within your Cover Letter or Resume.

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

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Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have an Associate's degree in Graphic Art or related field; OR, two years of graphic art experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents