Art Director Coordinator (Viterbi Office of Communications and Marketing )
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20125211
The Viterbi School of Engineering Office of Communications and Marketing is seeking a talented and organized Art Direction Coordinator to join its media and publications team. The position skills requires:
Coordinates the preparation of graphic design materials to be presented by visual media for a school or department.
Oversees design and copy layouts for graphic design materials such as illustrations, publications, graphs and charts, brochures, certificates, posters, flyers, etc.
Designs and proofs artwork, display materials and copy layouts.
Prepares presentation graphics for slides, overheads, etc.
Uses computer software packages to manipulate images. Produces a variety of freehand artwork (e.g., drawings, illustrations, logograms, etc.).
Prepares computerized typeset documents using publishing and page layout software.
Determines software or hardware system to be utilized. Develops and/or maintains computer programs.
Works with clients to advise, create, modify and execute design standards and solutions to visual media objectives and/or requirements.
Additional responsibilities include:
Supervises and trains staff and student workers. Schedules, assigns and prioritizes workloads. Monitors employee performance on day-to-day basis. Reviews and proofs production work and suggests improvements.
Coordinates clients' work with production staff and/or outside services. Ensures completion and quality of final product.
Screens, hires and oversees the work of vendors and freelance artists, designers, photographers, etc. Determines schedules.
Ensures timely completion of work. Analyzes and evaluates vendors and potential vendors on a regular basis.
Prepares specifications for bids. Selects appropriate vendor for each project and supervises jobs in progress.
Works with advertising and/or marketing representatives to integrate copy and graphics most effectively. Determines size and arrangement of illustrations and copy. Select type style and size. Arranges layout according to space availability and use knowledge of layout principles and design concepts.
Sets production schedules and deadlines for design projects. Develops and manages budgets for specific projects. Gathers data for budget development. Monitors track and reconciles budget activity.
Coordinates and selects computer software and/or hardware to be purchased.
Determines and purchases supplies, materials, and equipment, as needed.
Prepares ad hoc reports for management as appropriate.
Develops and implements security-related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals, and key controls.
Coordinates security activities with University Public Safety Department. Promotes and maintains standards for security-conscious awareness and behavior.
Maintains knowledge of the university's crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security-related information to staff.
The Art Direction Coordinator is expected to promote an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold civility and principles of the USC Code of Ethics.
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.