Information Designer/Developer

North Carolina, United Sates
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Info Designer/Developer II

The University Communications team has the great privilege of telling Duke’s story to the world every day. We use multiple media formats and a variety of channels to engage our audiences with the work of our faculty, administration, students, staff, and university community. We are seeking an ambitious, effective, strategic, and experienced designer/developer for our creative team. We want our work to be seen, within the university and around the world, as pushing the boundaries of great storytelling and to be ever more effective, engaging, memorable, and sharable. We are a dynamic and fast-paced team and need someone who can manage multiple projects, keep an eye on strategy while taking advantage of opportunities, and help the team stay focused, excited, and fulfilled.

Occupational Summary

A web design/developer works with a central team of creative professionals to design, development, and deploy web/multimedia content and digital design projects. This position reports to the Director of the Digital Communications and supports other office responsibilities related to the University brand, project management and strategic priorities.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about technology and design and will look for opportunities to demonstrate Duke’s brand and digital representation in new and exciting ways. As a web designer/developer, we are looking for a digital futurist and team member to take Duke’s primary online presence to new levels. This position is primarily a development and graphic design role and will also bring expertise in the digital marketing space.
Work Performed

40% - Develop a range of collateral within the creative team to develop a range of collateral for the Duke’s digital presence. The primary effort will be web development (Wordpress specifically) in addition to a broad use of graphic and multimedia (Adobe suite) tools for use across many channels.

30% - Create high-gloss, high-value graphics for use on a range of material. This candidate will bring a creative vision and execution that demonstrates strong use of tools and creative reach. These graphics will embody the essence of the Duke brand and contain a high caliber of quality.

10% - Be an active and engaging member of creative team providing input on emerging trends, maintaining a thorough knowledge of best practices and sharing creative ideas on ways we can further elevate the excellence of our story telling.

20% - Assist in the capture and production of campus events and brining Duke’s digital story to life through a range of media. Graphic design, web development, video capture, photography are all of the creative team. This position will have some involvement in all of the areas but will be primarily focused on design and development.

10% - Maintain a thorough knowledge of best practices specific to web development, including mobile accommodation, web accessibility and web security requirements. Keep abreast of and utilize contemporary practices, trends and technologies in design, layout and production of multiple types of media.

This candidate will have extensive experience with HTML and CSS and familiarity with developing Wordpress themes.  Java script nice-to-have.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Requisition Number: 401513241
Location: Durham 
Job Family Level: 90
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Full Time / Part Time: FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary: Regular
Shift: First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas, an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department


Work requires a Bachelor's degree in English, technical communication or a related field.


Work requires the ability to produce documents for a variety of media and in a variety of genres and coordinate [publication] projects,generally acquired through two years of experience in technical writing, with considerable knowledge of desktop publishing, or related experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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