USC Health Sciences Advancement is seeking a Digital Media and Visual Design Specialist. Working directly under the supervision of the Senior Writer and Digital Director, the Specialist works closely with the entire communications team and various Keck Medicine stakeholders.
The successful candidate will be motivated, proactive, resourceful, and detail-oriented.Â The position requires excellent organizational and communication skills with the ability to be decisive and adaptable. Candidates should have experience with asset management tools, SEO best practices, and content management systems.Â
Essential job duties include, but are not limited to:
Manages, curates, and executes institutional web content requests for both the Keck Medicine of USC and Keck School of Medicine of USC websites.
Manages Salesforce Marketing Cloud builds for Keck Medicine of USC Advancement; serves as Marketing Cloud lead for department, interfacing with school and university Marketing Cloud and compliance leads.
Partners with communications team members, including writing and design leads, to develop and optimize content for digital storytelling. Proactively suggest updates and compelling content for various digital streams.
Optimizes and uploads text, images, captions, photo credits, and permissions information, ensuring accessibility and copyright compliance.
Builds and maintains relationships with project teams
Oversees photo and video asset management tools.
Anticipates and adapts to rapid changes in production schedules or business requirements.
Oversees analytics for digital platforms and make recommendations for improvements according to best practices.
Adheres to university visual identity when creating designs incorporating official graphics.
Bachelorâs degree required
Minimum of 5 years of experience
Minimum three yearsâ experience with a content management system (CMS)-based website.
Basic image manipulation (using Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Creative Suite) and understanding of image end-use standards.
Understanding of SEO, accessibility requirements, and usability standards.
Experience in an academic or research-oriented communications environment.
Knowledge of cross-platform data sharing and compatibility.
Demonstrated affinity for diplomacy and the ability to cultivate and maintain relationships at all levels.
Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
Ability to multi-task effectively and demonstrate strong organizational skills.
Sound judgment and decision making
A cooperative and team-oriented attitude
Follows established USC and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingÂ adherence to theÂ workplaceÂ Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free online professional development classes; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree Communication OrBachelor's degree Graphic Design OrBachelor's degree Studio Art OrBachelor's degree in related field(s)Minimum Experience: 5 years of experience in marketing, communications and graphic design.Minimum Skills: Proven experience in systemic and graphic design, interactivity, layout, typography, color theory, and illustration.Proficiency with infographic development and data visualization techniques.Experience with media/social media analytic tools, monitoring trends and results.Demonstrated project management, problem-solving and organizational skills, able to effectively manage numerous priorities, deadlines and necessary resources simultaneously and in a timely manner.Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to produce quality copy on tight schedules.Demonstrated analytical and data-driven mindset for extracting insights from metrics.Ability to independently make discreet, informed decisions regarding confidential information.Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work in diverse, cross-functional teams and collaborate strategically across departments.Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and other design collaboration and prototyping tools (e.g., Sketch, Figma).Experience with video capture/editing technologies and video social platforms (e.g., YouTube).Proficiency with Microsoft Office.Preferred Education: Master's degree Communication OrMaster's degree Graphic Design OrMaster's degree Studio Art OrMaster's degree in related field(s)Preferred Experience: 7 years of experience in marketing, communications, graphic design, human resources, higher education, and customer/user experience.Preferred Skills: Experience in leadership and staff development roles.Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with senior leaders.HR knowledge based on combined theory, learning, research and hands-on experience.Experience in design based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).Familiarity with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requirements.Proficiency with After Effects and/or other video editing and motion graphics software.Experience producing online multimedia products.Demonstrated knowledge of applicable journalism and communications practices and standards.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.