Job Type: Full-time
The Graphic Design Coordinator is responsible for the facilitation and creation of graphic assets used in fundraising, programming, marketing/promotion, and more. This position splits time between managing projects assigned to external resources (pro-bono and freelance designers and design teams), and creating graphic assets in-house. In addition, the Graphic Design Coordinator assists with overall marketing and visual branding efforts.
Essential duties include:
Manages graphics and branding projects for marketing, programming, and fundraising, including but not limited to the creation of web graphics, social graphics, donor thank you gifts, brochures, digital and physical signage, and other collateral materials.
Ensures projects are completed with a high degree of quality and on-schedule.
Coordinates with other KEXP departments to ensure organizational consistency and uniformity in the application of brand guidelines around style, branding, and other visual design elements.
Creates basic graphic assets for use in programming and marketing/promotion.
Manages creative processes involving complex input and design production across teams of internal stakeholders and external resources, including volunteer/pro-bono design teams and freelance/hired designers.
Assists with regular marketing and promotional campaigns and activities, including the use of in-house promotional channels and paid/trade media buys, as well as the operation of a cross-organization Marketing Team.
Provides support and training to KEXP staff members in the use of KEXP brand assets, logos, etc.
Contributes to overall visual brand, marketing, and digital & social media promotion strategy, including the development and execution of new formal processes for graphic design production.
Organizational & Supervisory Responsibilities:
Maintains thorough understanding of KEXP organizational policies, including employee handbook, procedures, expense reporting, and payroll submission; follows policies and leads by example.
Actively participates in our culture of philanthropy, which honors the important role our donors, volunteers, business and community partners play in the life of KEXP. Collaborates across teams and departments to steward donors on behalf of KEXP and actively seeks opportunities to integrate philanthropy into their role within KEXP operations, programs, and projects.
Supervision Received: Position reports to Associate Director of Advancement, External Relations.
Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises interns and volunteers as required; manages the work of pro-bono and freelance designers.
Education & Experience: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in graphic design, visual communications, or related area and two or more years of related professional experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.
Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web.
Experience with Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other graphic design software.
Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects.
Familiarity with HTML and CSS desired.
Strong attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
Knowledge of and experience with the creation of graphic assets specifically designed to inspire action.
Ability to take initiative and use independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
Strong self-motivation in carrying out responsibilities, organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks, executing production of assets at a sustained high volume, and meeting deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, relationship-building, and communication skills – both written and verbal – for a wide variety of audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams, as well as provide consistent, high-quality service to a wide variety of internal and external constituents and adapt communication style to multiple cultural environments.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional demeanor, especially while working in a fast-paced environment of constant demands and frequent interruptions.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation, and react positively to change and conflict resolution.
Deep knowledge, appreciation for, and understanding of KEXP programming and mission.
Ability to embody the community-oriented spirit of KEXP to both internal and external constituents.
Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a project.
An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on under-invited communities, either through lived experience and/or training and education.
Commitment to advancing justice and equity in the arts with a passion for community building.
Physical Requirements: Operating a computer and other office equipment; frequently communicating by phone and email; frequently remaining in a stationary position during meetings, discerning meeting content, expressing oneself, and exchanging accurate information; occasionally moves supplies and/or equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.
Working Conditions: Primary location in typical business office environment, with occasional meetings and event attendance at a variety of off-site locations. This position is eligible for up to 80% remote work, with an expectation of in-person availability for key business needs.
Compensation & Benefits: This full-time, exempt position includes an annual salary of $62,000, as well as a generous benefits package which includes medical/dental/vision coverage (premiums 90-100% employer paid), retirement plan with matching, vacation starting at three weeks per year plus holidays and sick leave, and much more.
KEXP is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and empowering workplace. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables KEXP to better meet our mission and serve music-loving communities around the world. We recognize that opportunities in radio and other creative industries have historically excluded and continue to disproportionately exclude Black and Indigenous people, people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. We strongly encourage individuals with these identities to apply.
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Closing Date: Thursday, June 9th
$62,000 per year