Graphic Design Specialist
Company: Leon County Government
Contact Person: Britney Smith
Application Deadline: July 5, 2019
This position uses all forms of visual communications, design theory, and multimedia to promote, market, and further develop Leon County Government’s programs and services. Work involves designing marketing materials, from printed collateral to billboards to digital advertisements, with opportunities to lead and support multimedia web and video projects. Work also involves the use of various Adobe Creative Cloud applications to create engaging designs and layouts, and must also manage time-sensitive projects and deliverables associated with effectively communicating the value of Leon County Government. All creative work and design will be performed with a team of communications experts who are driven to exceed all expectations.
Designs and creates Leon County marketing collateral used to promote County programs, initiatives, and special events. Designs print advertisements (newspapers, magazines) and collateral (flyers, posters, brochures), digital and online advertisements, exterior and interior signage across County buildings and facilities, and effective, eye-catching social media posts for all County platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et cetera).
Assists in fulfilling Community and Media Relations’ photography responsibilities. Takes photos using professional DSLR camera at events during and (occasionally) outside work hours. Selects the best photos from each photo assignment using Adobe Bridge. As needed, edits photos for color, clarity, exposure, et cetera, using Adobe Lightroom. Uploads selected, processed photos to LeonPhotos.org.
Coordinate with local print and design vendors to meet deadlines and expectations of County leadership. Place detailed orders for basic marketing collateral (flyers, posters, brochures). Review final proofs provided by print vendors. Order specialty products like promotional items, interior and exterior signage, banners, et cetera. Coordinate with vendors off-site, such as in preparation for a signage installation.
Coordinate with Graphics and Web Design Lead maintain visual consistency with the County’s brand identity. Create and maintain graphics shown on digital display screens in County buildings. Create and maintain graphics shown on Leon County’s television channel. Create and maintain graphics shown on screens in the county commission chambers. Assistant in monitoring the usage of the Leon County seal and Leon County photos in documents, presentations, and elsewhere to ensure representation is of the highest quality.
A Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Communications, or Public Relations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
How to Apply
Job Originally Posted on: Monday, July 1, 2019