Position Summary: Serves as the Service Authority’s Web and Graphic Designer, communicating the values, principles and Vision of the Authority to customers, employees, the community and the media. Performs creative program management duties aimed at promoting the interests of the Service Authority, as well as educating the public and the daily and industry news media. Position is responsible for the design and production of the Service Authority’s website using state-of-the-art technology, graphic design methods, and Web-based platforms. The Web and Graphic Designer position is managed by the Director of Communications, who determines all goals and deadlines in accordance with the needs and requirements of Executive Management. Experienced workers initiate their own daily assignments, take responsibility for following through on tasks, and use independent judgment and training to take appropriate actions to deal with standard and non-recurring situations.
***Starting Salary Depends on Qualifications***
Position Responsibilities / Essential Job Functions:
Provides technical, logistical, navigational and other communications support for all printed and Web-based materials, advertisements, displays and Service Authority branding and visual elements while also providing other media and communications support to the Director of Communications.
Serves as the Authority’s Web Developer and master; provides website design, content development, user experience strategy, editing and continual maintenance for the Service Authority’s website and intranet;
Advises Service Authority staff on effective methods for presenting information and materials on the Web.
Monitors Web performance (e.g. traffic statistics) and results; evaluates and recommends improvement options to divisions/departments in order to keep the website current and relevant to customers and the media; recommends and introduces new technology as appropriate.
Develop and implements artwork and graphics for Web and multimedia presentations; works with Authority staff to maximize the effectiveness of electronic media materials. Provides graphic design and art direction in collaboration with other Service Authority staff.
Provides design and layout of external print newsletter ( The Pipeline ) and internal newsletter ( Water Ways ), and all other printed and/or electronic publications and products such as customer bill inserts, annual reports, presentations, handouts and promotional materials.
Serves as photographer/videographer for the organization as needed.
Assists the Director of Communications in the design and production of a variety of multimedia outreach tools.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Knowledge and fluency of software related to assignment, including but not limited to HTML/HTML 5, ; Adobe Creative Suite 5 applications (InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver, and Flash) ; Joomla; SEO/SEM, FTP; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel
Knowledge of: principles and practices of website development and graphic design; website management and maintenance.
Ability to: adapt to a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen to gain clarification; write clearly and informatively; lead design projects from concept development through creative execution; operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; organize and prioritize work; follow established codes, policies, and guidelines; perform work in accordance with safety regulations, guidelines and practices; work independently in absence of supervision; understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Web Design and Interactive Media or related field, supplemented by college courses in computer science.
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in Web and graphic design, website administration, content management and maintenance.
Or combination of education and experience as described above.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. · Physical demand: The work is 60% sedentary and 40% active. However, videography and photography in the office facilities and in the field can by physically challenging requiring the ability to walk or stand for long periods as well as lift and carry equipment that can weigh up to 50 pounds. The position requires one to climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp, and turn objects and operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak clearly and to see and hear clearly with or without correction. Subject to work beyond the normal scheduled hours of work; to attend evening meetings and work sessions. · Work environment : Primary work is performed indoors in a standard office environment. Occasionally, work performed outdoors in the field for videography and photography work. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work is subject to inflexible demands and variable work schedules. The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications do not express absolute employment or promotional standards. They are general guidelines that should be considered along with the job related selection or promotional criteria.