Graphic Design Editor (1800024I)

The deadline has been extended for the graphic design editor opening at the Ohio Supreme Court. Applications will be accepted through July 11. Please apply at this link.

The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking to fill the position of Graphic Design Editor in the Office of Public Information. The successful candidate will work as the chief graphic designer and lead photographer for the Supreme Court of Ohio through the design, editing and coordination of print and digital publications and working materials for the Court and its administrative divisions.

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Utilize appropriate computer software applications in a PC-dominated environment to design new publications and redesign existing ones as assigned for both print and digital electronic distribution. Assist in the development and maintenance of design standards, specifically as they relate to the application of the Court’s brand identity.
  • Create graphic images in support of the Court’s news program, Court News Ohio (CNO); develop layout and design concepts for CNO features, including multi-media components, using up-to-date concepts in user experience design (UX) and user interface design (UI).
  • As the Court’s lead photographer: Plan for and photograph Court events and CNO assignments; process photographs and manage and create other digital images; integrate images into graphic designs; and act as the photographic and image archivist for the Office of Public Information (PIO).
  • Assist in quality control of the Office of Public Information’s print and design work, including text editing and the checking of the accuracy of print and electronic publications.
  • Oversee the Court’s mandatory design protocols and work with the Publications Manager, PIO Director and PIO colleagues on updates and changes to the protocols.
  • Write captions, articles or develop other documents for web or print as assigned.
  • Maintain a positive working relationships with internal clients seeking publication services.
  • Perform other Public Information duties as assigned.


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree or higher in graphic design or, alternatively, a combination of related communications and imaging education and proven experience in the graphics field.
  • Required: Work experience as a staff or professional photographer.
  • Required: Experience in publications management.
  • Required: Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud applications, specifically InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Required: Working knowledge of Associated Press Style. • Preferred: Experience in a liaison role with printers and print shops.
  • Preferred: Experience in the newspaper and/or magazine industry and/or public relations.
  • Experience with motion graphics is a plus.
  • Candidates chosen for interviews will be expected to produce a portfolio reflecting their graphic design and photographic work.

Special Requirements

This position is regularly exposed to sensitive information and the incumbent is expected to keep any such information strictly confidential. Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance is required. This position requires working outside of normal hours on occasion to photograph Court events and/or complete projects by deadline.

Physical Requirements

This position operates in a professional office environment. In addition to graphic work stations and photographic equipment, this role routinely requires use of standard office equipment, such as computers and phones. The employee may be required to move about the office and building and lift up to 20 pounds. Occasional travel on Court business may be required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be regularly required to communicate and exchange information including, but not limited to, writing articles and providing design recommendations. This requires the ability to see near and have accurate color perception.

The Court seeks to recruit and retain talented individuals with a commitment to public service. This is an exempt unclassified position that reports to the Publications Manager, Office of Public Information and the normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Supreme Court of Ohio offers a generous compensation package which includes salaries reviewed annually for market adjustments; health, vision, dental, and life insurance; 14% employer contribution to the state retirement plan (OPERS); tuition reimbursement; flex time; and paid vacation, personal and sick time earned in the first month of employment. The starting salary is a minimum of $56,056, and commensurate with experience.

At-Will Employment

The Supreme Court of Ohio is an at-will employer that seeks to attract, employ, and retain highly skilled and motivated individuals, maintain staff continuity for the efficiency of its operation, and desires to foster and maintain an ethical, professional, and impartial work environment. Pursuant to Adm. P. 4 (At-Will Employment), no person shall be offered or denied a position of employment with the Court, and no employee shall have their employment terminated based solely upon political party affiliation, political activity permitted under Adm. P. 17 (Employee Code of Ethics), or other partisan considerations. Further, no employee shall have their employment terminated without cause unless upon the concurrence of a majority of the Court.

Application Process

Formal consideration of interested applicants responding to this will begin June 28, 2018. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at and attach all of the following:

  1. Complete application online.
  2. Complete the supplemental questions online
  3. Upload a resume
  4. Upload a cover letter Only completed applications will be considered. In response to your application, this system will send you a confirmation email.

Interviews will be scheduled as soon as practical. We will contact you if you are selected for an interview. Please do not duplicate your application and please, no phone inquiries. Out of state applicants may apply; however, The Supreme Court of Ohio does not reimburse travel or relocation expenses. The Supreme Court of Ohio is an equal employment opportunity employer that supports an alcohol and drug-free, and a weapons and violence free, work environment.

Work Location

Ohio Judicial Center
65 S Front St
Columbus 43215-3431

Supreme Court of Ohio
Classified Indicator: Unclassified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Exempt

Work Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Compensation: $56,056

Applications will be accepted through July 11.