The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Communications and Outreach, is seeking a web and graphic design specialist to provide the agency with clear, compelling and creative products.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Collaborates with agency clients to develop clear, compelling and creative products:

  • Ensures end products’ compliance with ODE branding and accessibility standards;
  • Creates and produces computer generated graphic design and visual communication services for print, social media, and the web (internet and intranet) to ensure the maximum user-friendliness and meets customers’ needs for access and information;
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance in the development of visual communications products;
  • Uses a Content Management System (CMS) to produce webpages utilizing hyper-text markup language (i.e., HTML) on MacIntosh/IBM compatible computers.

Serves as liaison to ODE’s outsourced graphics design function:

  • Monitors contractor performance;
  • Ensures agreed-upon performance goals are achieved;
  • Ensures projects are produced timely and satisfy internal and external clients;
  • Monitors spending with vendor to ensure that expenses stay within budget expectations.

Performs other related duties as assigned:

  • Participates as a member of the creative team in meetings;
  • Uses team-based problem- solving for decisions and activities that affect the Office of Communications;
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of office and agency policies and procedures about communications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of undergraduate core program in visual communications with emphasis on graphic design/industrial design &/or fine arts; 24 months training or 24 months experience in website/web page creation, design &/or development.
  • Or completion of associate core program in graphic visual communication technology or multimedia production technology; 36 months training or 36 months experience in website/web page creation, design &/or development.
  • Or 36 months training or 36 months experience in electronic graphic design; 12 months experience with hyper-text markup language for website/web page design &/or development.

Additional Information:

  • Starting compensation for this position is non-negotiable at $23.44 hourly/$48,755 annually with the opportunity to advance in pay after 6 months.

All qualified candidates should apply at www.careers.ohio.gov no later than January 18, 2018.