Job TitleCommunications Specialist II
AgencyTexas A&M University
DepartmentMarketing & Communications
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum SalaryCommensurate
Job LocationCollege Station, Texas
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.
Who we are
The Division of Marketing & Communications tells the story of Texas A&M and promotes and protects the Texas A&M brand. We achieve our goals through:
Messaging - We work with peers across campus to develop, distribute and assess messaging about Texas A&M's global impact in preparing future generations of leaders and improving lives through discovery and outreach.
Branding - We maintain the University Brand Guidelines and provide tools and resources for our campus partners.
Brand Oversight - We oversee licensing, trademark management and corporate business development relationships to maximize their commercial benefit to the university.
For more information, please visit us at https://marcomm.tamu.edu/
What we want
The Communications Specialist II is responsible for conceptualizing, creating, and producing innovative graphics in a range of media.
What you need to know
Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.
Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two years of experience in multimedia/graphics design, digital marketing, or marketing and communications.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proven ability to design for print, web, and multimedia.
Strong and proven design skills that apply to all media.
Mastery level skills on current Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.).
Ability to communicate ideas and concepts clearly and effectively.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Strong verbal communications skills – able to make presentations of ideas.
Has initiative, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a willingness to ask questions.
Has the ability to bring fresh ideas, their individual voice, and enthusiasm to the team.
Must be able to balance multiple, simultaneous priorities while meeting deadlines.
Time management skills.
Ability to work as a motivated self-starter.
Ability to display initiative, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a willingness to ask questions. Ability to work cooperatively with others and bring fresh ideas, their individual voice, and enthusiasm to the team.
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
Must feel comfortable with an omnichannel ecosystem, specifically social media, websites, and magazine publications.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
Five years' experience working in a multimedia/graphics design studio with an emphasis on digital media.
Experience in graphic design and communications for higher education.
Proven experience working within an established brand environment while displaying creativity and visual communication principles.
Experience participating in management, planning, and executing the production of plan with regards to multimedia and creative assets.
Graphic Design - Designs new graphic communications pieces and communications systems within the Texas A&M and Mays Business School brand. This may include print materials, advertising campaigns, digital communications, large format signage, event materials, websites, PowerPoint presentations, environmental graphics, etc.
Graphic Production - Executes graphic templates, ideas, and looks according to client needs across a variety of output formats. Produces graphic elements and utilizes photographic elements for use within the larger omnichannel ecosystem.
Digital Communications Support - Designs specific graphics and digital slides. Resizes, edits, and locates photos. Creates templates for social media, emails, and other digital communications. Develops omnichannel graphics or information updates, including in our WordPress site environment.
Digital Asset Management - Assists in managing, uploading to, and maintaining the school’s digital asset management library.
Learning/Researching - Researches production strategies or formats. Keeping abreast of industry advancements and learning opportunities. Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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