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Graphic Designer\u002FCreative Coordinator

First Presbyterian Church
Full Time
Nashville, TN 37220
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Job description

Job Title: Graphic Designer / Creative Coordinator

Ministry: COMMUNICATIONS

Supervisor: Director of Communications

FLSA Status: Full-time / Salaried / Exempt

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, generally during regular Church office hours; some evenings and weekends possible

Position Summary: This position supports the Communications Ministry of First Presbyterian Church by designing print and digital collateral that advances and strengthen the Church’s mission “to know Christ, to make Him known, and to exhibit His love through worship, education and service.” This position is also responsible for managing the specific communications needs of ministry program areas as we seek to be an outpost of Christ’s kingdom.

Duties/Responsibilities

Graphic Design

  • Creates and design various materials for print and digital collateral
  • Manages design and production of print publications (quarterly magazine, special mailings, etc.)
  • Manages bulletin design and layout for all worship services (Sunday, holidays, seasonal worship)
  • Ensure projects are completed with high quality, alignment with brand guidelines, and on schedule
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions
  • Perform retouching and manipulation of images
  • Manages social media account editorial calendar, design and publishing (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
  • Assists with art direction and design for special projects.

Program Area Communications Support

  • Support the growing communications needs of program areas (e.g., Recreation, Children, Presbyterian Women, etc.)
  • Create designs for special projects based on program area needs (invitations, signage, resources, etc.)
  • Manages (editing, designing and sending) mass email communications for program areas (emails reaching 50+ recipients)
  • Meets regularly with program areas to assess communications needs and timelines
  • Attend Church Management Software training sessions virtually and in-person, as requested.
  • Collaborates with Publications Manager to ensure website information is up to date
  • Promotes teamwork and synergy with program areas; Identifies areas of potential alignment between program area communications

Communications Support

  • Organizes Communications digital files on Adobe Creative Cloud and Canva
  • Photographs gatherings and events as needed
  • Coordinates special promotions for all-church events
  • Prepare and process all bulk mailings through USPS
  • Manages print and digital temporary signage; Ensure literature areas are up to date
  • Communications Orders all communication supplies (signage, stationery, and other communication-related products)
  • Other related duties as assigned

Knowledge/Skills

  • Skilled at creating Gospel-centered visual and creative content
  • 3-5 years of experience in graphic design
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Excellent English usage, demonstrating mastery of grammar, style, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of web-based communications and cloud computing solutions.
  • Proactive in learning and using technology related to the position.
  • Time management skills that maximize productivity
  • General church history, church administration, structure, policies and procedures, especially as it relates to the Presbyterian denomination, preferred
  • Photography skills preferred

Position Qualifications

  • Education: Associate degree in graphic arts, design, communications, or related field from an accredited educational institution, Bachelor’s is a plus.
  • Experience:
  • Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects
  • Proficiency of Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Canva and other graphic design software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access etc.).
  • Church management software and/or relational database software experience, preferred.
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

Experience:

  • Graphic design: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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