Graphics Arts Specialist, Senior
City of Atlanta, GA - City of Atlanta, GA

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The Department of Parks and Recreation seeks a talented, highly motivated Graphic Designer/Social Media Specialist. The Graphic Designer/Social Media Specialist creates visual images that support the City of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s communications and marketing initiatives. They also manage the Department’s website and all social media accounts and completes other marketing and public relations projects in support of the Communications team’s priorities.

Examples Of Essential Duties:

Graphic Design
Contributes to the production of marketing and print materials and other collateral by designing and producing graphic designs. Examples of pieces designed include quarterly program guides, logos, posters, invitations, announcements, blog updates, brochures, print ads, billboards, and t-shirts. Related activities include the following:
  • Meets with internal clients to understand design, budget, and time requirements.
  • Creates designs within established brand and other quality standards.
  • Collaborates with internal clients to finalize the design and facilitate the production of finished products.
  • Works with vendors to ensure timely and quality production of finished work. Addresses emerging concerns.
Social Media
Manages the Department of Parks and Recreation’s social media presence by designing platform templates and sending out targeted messages.
Serves as liaison to internal department staff and DPR members and partners.
Assists Communications team as needed with hot topic demands and on-going


Serves as department photographer as well as photo editor, overseeing photography and photos. Attends DPR events and takes photos. Helps maintain library of DPR photographs.
Software Competencies:

Adobe Creative Suite 6
*Other software in CS6 is a plus

Working knowledge of HTML and CSS

Familiarity with blogging platforms

Expertise in OS X Environment

Typical Qualifications:

The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, art, photography, journalism, or related fields and demonstrate 5-7 years of graphic design/social media experience. Strong management, organizational and leadership skills are necessary, in addition to solid interpersonal skills. The candidate must have strong verbal and written communications skills. Supervisory experience is preferred.