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Graphic Artist

Under the direction of the Director of Marketing, the Graphic Artist will develop and create cutting-edge graphics to support Arizona Public Media, Southern Arizona’s PBS and NPR affiliate.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from the University of Arizona, viewers, listeners, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each employee is obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to those with whom they come in contact both within and without the organization.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates Design elements in a multi-media environment including television, online, social media, and print; project distribution may include local, regional, and national delivery; evaluates design opportunities in production projects.
  • Coordinates and edits design elements that will appear on television, online, and in social media platforms.
  • Creates graphic designs for all forms of marketing materials in various formats and mediums; this includes, but is not limited to, booklets, brochures, reports, visual displays, newsletters, banners, posters, logos, computer-based presentations, sales materials and the AZPM website.
  • Tracks, manages, and monitors all design jobs to maintain quality and deadline integrity.
  • Produces graphic content for a wide variety of programs; directs and designs graphic content for news, public affairs, feature, documentary, and promotional/institutional applications.
  • Maintains working knowledge and understanding of current design trends and graphic applications; especially those that reflect Southern Arizona.
  • Researches and prepares design and graphic elements and applications for local, regional, national, and online delivery.
  • Coordinates design elements in a multi-media environment for television, radio, media, and online; mostly print environment with the opportunity to work with local, regional, national, and online delivery; evaluates design opportunities in production projects.
  • Produces high quality work on a regular and consistent basis with attention to accuracy, creativity, balance, and professional delivery; exercises good judgment, ethics, and integrity (as further described in the AZPM Code of Editorial Ethics and Practices).
  • Interfaces with administration, creative staff, editorial managers and supervisors to create a professional cooperative working environment, and in the delivery of creative graphic content using multiple distribution platforms.
  • Drives University vehicles as needed in the design and production of creative content.
  • Participates in AZPM promotions, outreach, fundraising, and special event activities as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent typography and design skills.
  • Working knowledge of multi-media production techniques.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Experience in broadcast design and creation of motion graphics using After Affects and 3D animation software.
  • Experience in designing and creating graphics for online platforms.
  • Experience creating locator maps and graphics for print, online, and broadcast (standard and high definition).
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-intensive atmosphere; ability to work effectively with individuals and teams, work creatively and follow detailed instructions when required, and work effectively and efficiently managing several projects simultaneously.
  • Computer literate; comfortable working in a PC or Mac environment; ability to operate audio/video recording and editing equipment; familiarity with non-linear editing post production.
  • Sound editorial and design judgment; organizational, research and project development abilities; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to plan schedules and to meet deadlines; attention to detail and good follow-through; initiative in developing creative graphic and design elements whether for programs or institutional support.

Opens: Nov. 13, 2017
Ends: Open Until Filled
Review Begins: TBD

Working at Arizona Public Media

Arizona Public Media is committed to providing excellence in Public Broadcasting to the diverse communities of southern Arizona. Our employees are the single most important resource, making all we achieve possible.

Arizona Public Media values creativity, diversity and sincerity in public service. Arizona Public Media is an AA/ADA/EEO employer. We encourage all those qualified to apply.

In accordance with FCC guidelines (adopted Nov. 7, 2002), Arizona Public Media is required to provide notification of full-time job vacancies to organizations involved in assisting job seekers upon request by such organization. As a public service, Arizona Public Media Human Resources office will provide notification of jobs to interested organizations. To request notification, write:

Arizona Public Media
PO Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067

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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
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