GRAPHIC DESIGNER from City of Cambridge Public Library

Posted 7-01-2016, offered

Experience Level:2 years
Job Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required, with a specialization in graphic design preferred. Two years relevant work experience. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement. Excellent graphic design skills. Technical expertise in the design, preparation and production of visual materials (print and electronic); Expertise with Apple computers, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and other software and hardware as needed; Photography skills; Familiarity with email marketing software, HTML, and content management software; Ability to work well under deadline pressures; Copyediting skills; Good organizational and time management skills; Outstanding capacity to manage many projects simultaneously and to focus despite frequent interruptions; Sensitivity to the diverse Cambridge community so that communications will reflect and meet their needs; Excellent people skills. Ability to work cooperatively; Public relations and/or marketing experience and/or education; Ability to take direction and criticism, even when artistic merits are in question; Demonstrated ability to exploit modern technology to advance the library’s overall mission and goals; Accuracy Exactitude Patience Tact Maturity A good sense of humor; Capability to perform basic equipment repairs and maintenance; Adaptability and dependability to work well either individually or in a team situation; Flexibility in emergency situations.

About Our Company
With over 107,000 people located within a 6.5 square mile area, Cambridge is a unique community with a strong mix of cultural, demographic and social diversity, intellectual vitality and technological innovation. Located just across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge is home to world-renowned educational institutions, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as to numerous high-tech and bio-tech companies. Cambridge has developed into an international community, with 28% of residents being foreign born, representing over 70 countries and speaking more than 40 different languages.

The Graphic Designer creates both external and internal visual and text communications through graphic design in print, the web and social media under the general supervision of the Communications Manager.

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