Communications Publications Design Specialist- Marketing & Development

CUNY John Jay in New York

Date Posted December 10, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Communications Publications Design Specialist- Marketing & Development

Job ID: 9847

Job Title Name: Communications Publications Design Specialist

Contract Title: Higher Education Assistant

Position Type: Regular/Full-Time

Closing Date:  January 6, 2014

Compensation:  $42,873 - $74,133
College website:



-        Provides design and production expertise for College publications, written materials, and multi-media communications.

-        Works with department and other College administrators to assess departmental publication needs and determine appropriate production and design elements

-        Participates in planning communications messages, graphic elements, and formats appropriate to client requirements

-        Manages production schedules and budgets, coordinating production activities with internal and external personnel

-        Plans and implements on-line and multimedia communications, coordinating with Information Technology professionals as needed

-        Supervises staff both creative and production staff; works with College print shop, computer center, and other departments to ensure support of college publication needs

-        May oversee equipment inventories and coordinate maintenance of specialized equipment and technology

-        Develops production workflows, policies and standards, and assures adherence to any internal or external communications standards

-        Performs related duties as assigned.



The Communications Publications Design Specialist will serve as a liaison between internal university clients and outside vendors for a wide-range of printed projects such as bulletins, magazines, brochures, invitations, posters, and digital projects including e-vites and e-newsletters. The position is responsible for scheduling, trafficking, and managing projects from concept through delivery. In addition to the general duties, the successful candidate will:

-        Manage a wide-range of print and digital projects from concept through delivery.

-        Collaborate with the Business Office on the bidding process for printers and other vendors.

-        Assist with vendor invoice processing.

-        Manage relationships with existing vendors and cultivate relationships with new ones.

-        Schedule projects with clients, designers, editors, and vendors to ensure timely completion.

-        Provide quality control by reviewing and approving designer and printer proofs.

-        Conduct press checks.

-        Coordinate fulfillment and mailing of projects.

-        Create weekly status reports.

-        Maintain organized electronic and paper archives of projects.


John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings.



Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.



- Print and digital project management expertise - Experience in purchasing printing and design services - Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines - Strong communication and interpersonal skills - Easily adaptable and attentive to detail - Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office



$42,873 - $74,133



CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.



For more information and to apply please visit: Once you have registered or logged in with your user name and password, upload your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references as one document.



January 6, 2014



CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional



We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.


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