*Build, with a mix of photo database research and original commissions, the visual components of long-form feature stories. *Select and/or commission imagery of short-form informational content. *Craft graphics for social channels, as well as branded newsletters, brochures, presentations, and brand collateral. *Create photo galleries and infographics, write text for photo captions and graphic captions. *Collaborate with the leadership team to identify photos and graphics for license; participate in negotiations with vendors, curate photo database. *Ensure the integrity of all photo databases, records, metadata, and files. *Take part in editorial planning. A constant stream of fresh ideas and perspectives are vital to success. *Embrace analytics as a vital tool to understand and benchmark content consumption and user behavior, and work with senior staff to evolve his/her work per that feedback. *Provide graphic design support as needed.
Required Skill/ability 1: Graphic design experience in higher education, creative agency, broadcast journalism, health, or related field with advanced knowledge and facility with graphic design software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Canva.
Required Skill/ability 2: A creative outlook on communicating complex information with the ability to make a complicated but not inherently visual story visually appealing for general audiences.
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to write in easily understandable language for a general audience. Ability to proofread writing for materials.
Required Skill/ability 4: Experience in social media content development and management.
Required Skill/ability 5: Conversant in graphic design, marketing, and digital trends and advances in graphic technologies.
Preferred Education: Experience or knowledge in digital marketing and illustration. Experience or knowledge in public health communications. Experience or knowledge in photography and video production. Experience or skills in project management. Knowledge of ADA compliance for digital and printed materials.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Visual Design Specialist
University Job Title: Marketing Specialist
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience or knowledge in digital marketing and illustration. Experience or knowledge in public health communications. Experience or knowledge in photography and video production. Experience or skills in project management. Knowledge of ADA compliance for digital and printed materials.
Bachelor's Degree and 2 years' experience in a newsroom or agency environment (or equivalent). Must be able to manage workflows on both long and short term projects, and prioritize client needs. Experience in creation of infographics, editing photos, commissioning/managing photo shoots, and graphic design preferred.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.