University of Southern California Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, California

Graphic DesignerApplyCommunication and MarketingLos Angeles, California

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Office of Communication and Marketing, is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional to join our high-performing team.

The graphic designer will play a key role in helpingcraft and execute a refined, marketing-driven and goals-oriented branding presence that willadvance USC Annenberg’s influence and impact among its diverse groups of stakeholders.When applying, please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio. This position is non-exempt.


  • Conceptualize, plan, design and produce print and digital projects consistent with the University’s graphic identity standards. These include, but are not limited to: brochures, online advertisements, posters, promotional items, digital displays, flyers, and other publications.

  • Conceptualize, plan, design and produce multi-page publications that include USC Annenberg’s alumni magazine and recruitment materials. These materials are used to promote and market USC Annenberg and its academic programs.

  • Manage and enforce the school and university’s brand identity as USC Annenberg’s brand ambassador.

  • Manage and mentor student designers on design projects.

  • Edit and retouch photos.

  • Work with vendors to set timelines and negotiate cost estimates for projects.

  • Oversee the final production of printed materials, working with university-approved print vendors to ensure quality control.

  • Research both design and technological trends to help ensure the school’s aesthetic is up-to-date and effective in reaching target audiences.

Required Knowledge/Skills

  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

  • 2-5 years of professional graphic design experience.

  • Diverse portfolio covering print and digital.

  • Expert in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

  • Expert knowledge of the design and production of print materials and publications.

  • Competency in following branding guidelines.

  • Proficiency in photo editing and retouching.

  • Understanding core design elements such as type, contrast, alignment, proximity, layout.

  • Work well with others and be flexible in design strategies.

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop multiple design concepts for consideration, as needed.

Please provide a cover letter and portfolio link along with your resume submission.

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism ( was founded in 1971 with generous support from the late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, USC Annenberg has 103 full time faculty members, 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs. The School is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations, offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development courses for working professionals, across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining communication and journalism for the 21st century and beyond.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

Minimum Education:

Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience:

2 Years

Preferred Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Field of Expertise:

Education in graphic or industrial design. Work experience as a graphic designer covering

all aspects of artwork preparation and printing. Requires thorough knowledge of

typography, printing processes, selection of paper or other printing surface and paper

folding, binding and finishing.

Preferred Field of Expertise:

Prefer work experience emphasizing retail sales/promotion design.

REQ20058730 Posted Date: 05/09/2018