VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Recruitment #17-P303-0279

Job Description

The Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative visual communicator to join its team as the Visual Communications Specialist.

This position will report to the Communications Division Manager.

She/he will work closely with the rest of the Communications Team to set goals, objectives and visual direction and collaborate with staff throughout the system to meet strategic needs.

As part of the team, he/she will create a wide range of content including, but not limited to: print and digital communications, on-site video and photography, signage, promotional products, social media, and public information projects.

The Visual Communications Specialist will also ensure that projects adhere to LCPL brand guidelines.

He/she will successfully meet deadlines and show strong project management skills -- working with others or as part of a team -- to see the intended message carried out from inception to finished digital or print media.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, organized, creative, and demonstrate the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

She/he must be able to develop effective working relationships with internal and external customers.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required.

The successful candidate will show a demonstrated understanding of printing, typography, color, photography, and illustration.

Occasional evening and weekend work at branch locations may be required.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma and at least six (6) years of experience in graphic design; previous in-house or not-for-profit experience a plus. Proficiency with both Mac and Windows operating systems; Adobe Creative Suite; and Microsoft Office is highly preferred.  Knowledge of video editing and photography. Familiarity with web design and CMS. Familiarity with email marketing platforms and social media.

Special Requirements

Ability to lift or move heavy objects. Some bending and stooping required.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo a criminal background check.