The Office of Communications at Oberlin College invites experienced applicants for the position of Graphic Designer.
The Office of Communications at Oberlin College invites experienced applicants for the position of Graphic Designer. This is a full-time, 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Director of Print and Publications.
Responsibilities: As a key member of the Oberlin College publications team, the graphic designer is responsible for designing and producing the quarterly award-winning Oberlin Alumni Magazine; the annual Oberlin Conservatory magazine; and high-end booklets, brochures, and newsletters related to admissions, development, academics, and more. The ideal candidate is a creative, innovative thinker who can assist directors in strategizing recruitment and fundraising appeals; direct photo shoots and illustrators; oversee a team of student design assistants; develop and manage a successful workflow, including a database of templates and fonts; and attend press checks. The graphic designer will ensure that all communications follow brand guidelines and work to maintain and advance Oberlin’s commitment to environmentally sustainable practices. The designer will also collaborate with our in-house web designer on a project basis to develop graphic interfaces and identities for the Oberlin website.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, art, or a related field of study, with 3 to 5 years of hands-on design experience and a highly creative portfolio of past work. Demonstrated proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc., for Mac. Experience creating specifications for print vendors, creating files for print, and attending press checks, occasionally out of state. The ability to work well both independently and as part of a team and to prioritize and manage multiple projects with firm deadlines.
Desired Qualifications: Experience in magazine design. Experience in a higher education or nonprofit environment. Knowledge of environmentally sustainable paper stocks, inks, and design practices. Experience designing web interfaces and/or understanding of Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS.
Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
To Apply: Please email a letter of application, résumé, and design samples (PDF or web link) to firstname.lastname@example.org  or mail to: Kelly Viancourt, Director of Print and Publications, Oberlin College, 247 W. Lorain Street, Suite C, Oberlin, OH 44074, by December 12, 2012. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled.