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Multimedia Designer
Fordham University in New York, New York
 
 
 
Date Posted 10/21/2021
Category
Admin-Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Multimedia Designer

Development Office, Lincoln Center

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

Position Summary

Fordham University’s Multimedia Designer creates engaging designs for web, print, and digital/interactive media in support of the University’s strategic enrollment, retention, and fundraising goals. Reporting to the Director of Creative Services, the Multimedia Designer will closely collaborate with a talented in-house creative team who specializes in strategic problem solving and storytelling across media platforms.

Essential Functions

Collaborates with cross-functional team members, including writer-editors, marketing directors, and project leads.

Web Design and Digital Communications

  • Takes a key role in the design and layout of the Fordham website.
  • Creates Photoshop Design File (PSDs) for visual layout of web pages.
  • Packages design files and communicates to the website developer.
  • Creates landing pages and other web pages in the University’s content management system.
  • Creates supporting design elements—website including graphics, infographics, and animations—and photo selection for website, emails, and social media.
  • Works within existing design structures / identity system.
  • Supports the University’s mandate to create ADA compliant digital communications.

Print Materials

  • Proposes and creates original design solutions for event and marketing collateral, including invitations, signage, banners, brochures, advertisements, and handbooks.
  • Works on variable content communications, building out multiple versions for print and digital.
  • Develops innovative design concepts for annual giving stewardship and solicitations, including, but not limited to, annual incentives, direct mail pieces, and more.
  • Works within existing design structures / identity systems.

Production

  • Facilitates the production process from beginning to end, from raw creation to image preparation and enhancement to final printed output.
  • Seeks and analyzes competitive bids from vendors.
  • Monitors and trouble shoots projects in the final stages, prepares digital files for print, and reviews proofs.
  • Communicates and tracks progress in the team’s project management system.
  • Oversees digital asset management system and enforcement of metadata standards and uniform uploading processes including photo, video and graphics.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • 3+ years professional experience in marketing design at an agency or in house.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word, Keynote and Powerpoint, Filemaker Pro and Web authoring software.
  • Experience with designing for mobile devices and ability to work within an open creative environment.
  • Strong knowledge of user-centered design and usability principles, issues and techniques.
  • Advanced and demonstrated knowledge of digital design best practices, including, but not limited to ADA compliant design requirements, and social media ad and post specifications.
  • UU/UX experience for desktop and mobile.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of accuracy even under pressure.
  • Flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Skilled and experienced in working with both pre-press (printing) specifications and digital design requirements.
  • Ability to change priorities as project scope changes and perform multiple, concurrent tasks.
  • Knowledge of print processes and production standards; experience working with print vendors and requesting estimates.
  • Ability to multi-task, organize, problem-solve, and communicate clearly, while keeping a calm demeanor under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively visually, verbally, and in writing.
  • Experience in photo direction as needed for projects.
  • Experience in brand strategy and implementation.
  • Knowledge of photography and photo editing and retouching.
  • Experience developing marketing collateral with an emphasis on working with diverse audiences and spanning across a variety of media.
  • Portfolio representing a clean design style and strong typographic skills.
  • Ability to take direction and feedback with a positive attitude and willingness to work as a part of a team.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in multimedia design, graphic design or a related field.
  • Experience with manipulating or creating motion graphics.
  • Experience in the development of UI/UX designs.
  • Familiarity with operating within a CMS platform.
  • Familiarity with web content management systems.

FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt

START DATE: ASAP

APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/2593

ABOUT FORDHAM

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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