Public Affairs Specialist - Graphic Designer (Bargaining Unit)
To develop and execute the union's visual communications program, including the design, planning and execution of all union print and digital publications, websites, social media content, displays, merchandise and other materials; and to brand the union's images.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
With the goal of improving communications to the members, the public and decision makers:
- The Public Affairs Specialist/Graphic Designer works to ensure attractive, informative and high quality communications material in print and digital form. In coordination with other communications staff, helps to produce and design union communications that include but are not limited to print material, three-dimensional displays, slide presentations, media displays, newsletters, workshops materials, websites, social media content and posts, email blasts, bulletin board flyers, merchandise, "chachkas" and many other items that require design. Assists in the production of statewide communications, including the OCSEA magazine, flyers and digital communications. Assists and coordinates special projects such as visual components for membership conferences, campaigns, news conferences and other events.
- Photograph and record events or persons; edits photos and videos for use in various digital and print publications.
- Works with outside vendors, including printers, merchandisers, mail houses and theU.S. Post Office to ensure high quality, on-time product. May also work with free-lance photographers, writers and graphic artists.
- Has lead responsibility coordinating the union's members-only benefit program and Les Best Scholarship program.
- Works to support a team-based approach to assessing and responding to communications needs by: regularly meeting with OCSEA staff and member leaders with the goal of developing high quality communications material; working with
Public Affairs Specialist/Designer
- communications staff to support OCSEA strategic goals and attend OCSEA events to assist in communications team needs.
Organizational Relationships: Reports to Director of Communications. Works closely with other Communications Staff and Staff Representatives on a regular basis in the execution of duties. Maintains an effective working relationship with other OCSEA staff and member/leaders. Receives guidance from the Policy Team in the development of agency, statewide and project communication plans and strategy.
Other related duties as assigned.
- Four-year undergraduate degree in visual communications or graphic design and at least three years experience in the design field. Strong proofing skills essential. Excellent writing skills a plus.
- Able to design and execute multi-component communications plans, including project idea development, execution and evaluation of various materials for union campaigns, projects and events.
- Ability to establish and maintain a network of vendors, design and professional
- Advanced ability in Adobe Suites (e.g. lnDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), as well as online publishing tools such as Dreamweaver and other web design Knowledge of MS Office. Familiarity with digital photography and video techniques, concepts and equipment.
- Able to work independently with limited supervision and to be flexible under the demands of deadlines.
- Able to work in a team
- Must have valid driver's license and be able to travel, work extended hours, occasional overnights and some weekends.
Pay Range: $65,164 - $77,264
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