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  • Temporary - Graphic Designer (Social Media)

    Posted: 07/28/2019

    Position Title  
    Temporary - Graphic Designer (Social Media)
    Full/Part Time  
    $22.83 – $28.69 (Commensurate)
    Criminal Background Investigation  
    This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
      Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
    1. Designs develops, and produces and creates illustrations, logos and art work for a wide variety of marketing materials for meetings, presentations, trade shows, and other events.
    2. Perform photography work (graphic design, events, etc.) for publication in newsletters or inclusion in reports.
    3. Monitors all stages of production to complete projects (design the work and incorporate others' ideas). Coordinates all aspects of producing marketing materials.
    4. Advises and consults with vendors (photo labs, photographers, printers, etc.). Produces bid specifications, documentation, and contracts for vendors.
    5. Assists in the planning and development of advertising/promotional campaigns/strategies.
    6. Designs and edits newsletters for internal and external use.
    7. Develops and updates Intranet and Internet web sites. Use computerized graphic software to produce final product.
    8. Plans and works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.
    9. May have primary responsibility for larger individual projects or act as an art director for client programs. May act as a liaison on behalf of these programs.
    10. Assists with the development of long range strategic marketing plans.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
    • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of art work.
    • Knowledge of marketing practices and procedures, design principles, and media industries.
    • Knowledge of graphic layouts for product illustrations, company logos, internet and intranet websites.
    • Knowledge of sample layouts based on layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
    • Skill in oral and written communication.
    • Skill in using computers and related software.
    • Skill in planning and organizing.
    • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
    • Ability to use computer software to generate new images.
    • Ability to understand advanced visual problem-solving skills, conceptualization and project management skills.
    • Ability to come up with unusual ideas about a given topic or situation.
    • Ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
    • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
    • Ability to lead others.
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
    Minimum Qualifications  
    Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in Graphic Design or a certificate in Graphic Design, plus three (3) years of relevant work experience.
    Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.
    Preferred Qualifications
    1. Proven ability to promote and ensure consistency of the brand and provide a friendly, professional and consistent voice for the Brand in the social media space.
    2. Deep and demonstrated understanding of social media platforms and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios. Demonstrated knowledge of scheduling tools, analytics tools, Microsoft Product Suite, and the Internet.
    3. Demonstrated creativity and documented immersion in social media.
    4. Knowledge and understanding of technology, new consumer trends, and the latest in social media innovation.
    5. Proficiency at designing, creating and managing promotions and social ad campaigns that support the Library’s priorities and strategic plan.
    6. Proficiency developing and issuing regular reports to quantify the effectiveness of the Library’s social media program, as well as the Library’s sentiment and consumer perceptions.
    7. Analysis of campaigns to turn anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for improving social media, content marketing, SEO and social advertising campaigns.
    8. Keeps up to date on major pop culture, national happenings, related national initiatives, trends, events and activities and leverages them to promote the Library, its staff, and its content, as well as to position the Library as an engaged community institution.
    9. Ability to appropriately judge and respond to social media inquiries/situations/conversations
    Austin Public Library Central Location , 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. 78701
    Days and Hours  
    Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • Flexible Schedule Required
    • Nights/Weekend Required
    Notes to Applicants  
    As a member of the Marketing Team, this position is responsible for the day-to-day communications, brand management and community engagement via social media. This position monitors and manages day-to-day operations of social media, including but not limited to: communications, creative development, production, measurement, and optimization across all platforms. This position DOES require a flexible schedule.
    • Please provide a cover letter.
    • Please submit a document with the following work samples:
    1.      Social Media response to a dissatisfied customer
    2.      1 original graphic (digital)
    3.      (2) two social media posts
    A detailed and complete job application is REQUIRED and helps us to better evaluate your qualifications. In completing your job application, please be sure to provide a COMPLETE employment history regarding any and all relevant work experience that you would like us to consider. This information will also be used to determine salary in the event that you are selected for this position. You will not be given the opportunity to provide additional work experience once you complete and submit your job application. Furthermore, if selected as the top candidate, you will not be permitted to present additional work experience for salary calculation purposes. NOTE: A cover letter and/or resume will NOT be used to substitute for an incomplete job application; hence, any and all information that you would like for us to consider must be included on your application.
    All new employees are required to attend City of Austin and Austin Public Library training as scheduled, and should arrange their outside schedules to accommodate such training.
    Candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process may be required to successfully complete an assessment as part of their interview process.
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