Graphic Designer

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 193000 - HPC2
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Minimum Salary:

13/Minimum: 35,500

Department Profile:

The HPC² Publishing Group is an award-winning team of graphic artists, copywriters, and Web designers who produce a multitude of professional collateral materials for HPC² member centers and institutes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Publishing Group serves the HPC2 and its eight affiliated units by producing a range of informative materials, including annual reports, logos, stationary, brochures, print ads, posters, newsletters, websites, business cards, flyers, news releases, and conference promotional materials just to mention a few. This position requires flexibility to work in a dynamic environment and the ability to conceive ideas and produce a project from concept to completion. Other tasks include photography, pre-press production, four-color proofing and press checks. This position reports to the HPC2 Publishing Group Manager and will work Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and occasionally evening and weekend hours as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or Graphic Design or related field; at least two years of experience; valid driver’s license.
2. Minimum of two years' demonstrable design experience working in a variety of media formats, including print and online Web design with a university, business, or organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Graphic designer, with publications and pagination experience.
2. Deadline-driven, energetic, detail-oriented team player.
3. Self-starting, versatile designer who has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and the drive to multitask on a variety of projects, large and small, while producing accurate, high quality, creative work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software programs, such as Excel, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.The ability to take direction and constructive feedback, and be willing to adapt or rethink original ideas based on that feedback; communicate effectively, in both written and spoken form; have a strong creative presence in meetings; have a knowledge of print production and pre-press processes and technologies; have a familiarity with higher education and the ability to relate with faculty members and students of diverse backgrounds. Possess the inner drive and commitment to grow and develop professionally. Come to work with a positive attitude, friendly disposition and a strong desire to work with student and faculty researchers while maintaining ethical values.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

No unusual physical requirements. Must be able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility; frequent externally-imposed deadlines set and revised beyond one's control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objections with hands; vision requirements; ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must complete an online application with a cover letter and resume that includes the complete contact information for three professional references, and attach two letters of recommendation. If you have any further questions about the position, please contact Kim Schmidt at

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.


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