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New Media Manager

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
201302157009 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $40,159 - $61,230

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Overseeing the graphic design staff in the Marketing Department of UCR Extension, the New Media Manager (NMM) is responsible for managing the visual components of our brand across multiple print, multimedia, online and mobile platforms. Reporting to the Marketing Director, the NMM works in close collaboration with web programmers, content providers and other department resources to identify opportunities and meet enrollment management goals.

There are three distinct parts to this position, and candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to handle each one successfully:

Be responsible for all hands-on design, development and delivery of electronic media needs, including animated advertising, social media links, e-newsletters, graphic e-mails, web pages, landing pages and forms as necessary.

Oversee day-to-day activities of creative production process, including print and electronic media, to meet deadlines and budgets.

Provide back-up to graphic designer for all aspects of print design and production.

UC Riverside Extension is the continuing education and professional studies branch of the University of California, Riverside. It operates independently as a nonprofit division of UCR. For more than 50 years UCR Extension has served the Inland Empire community and international students and provided educational opportunities to people of all ages - with or without a college degree - seeking professional advancement, a new career or personal fulfillment.

Minimum Requirements

Must submit an online portfolio for consideration, either in html or pdf format. Portfolio must include samples of work demonstrating visual branding, print, mobile, web and electronic design solutions.
7+ years combined experience in interactive web, mobile, and print in a retail or advertising environment, digital design firm, or advertising agency.
Bachelors degree in graphic design, interactive media, advertising or related field of study; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Expert knowledge of printing process, print file prep, use of HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Flash, Dreamweaver, Action Script, CS 6 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks) as well as a solid understanding of practical benefits and limitations of Internet technologies (Flash, javascript, css, video.)
Experience managing and guiding brand identity standards in a decentralized environment.
Excellent communication skills, time management abilities and organizational skills.
Experience managing a variety of projects with varied timelines, priorities and resources.
The ability to be flexible, cooperative and collaborative in a fast-paced, time-sensitive and dynamic environment.
Ability to learn new related skills on an ongoing basis.
Experience in stretching resources in creative ways to attain maximum results.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with InDesign CS6 and Digital Publishing Suite or similar services.
Strong understanding of the technical aspects of electronic art, including color, space theory, file format algorithms and network transmission content.
Experience managing integrated marketing projects in a college or university setting.
Ability to train and deploy student assistants in graphic design assignments.
Video editing/animation experience including familiarity with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and similar programs.
Skills and knowledge not explicitly referenced above, but necessary to perform the duties in the job description.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #4 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2011). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 41st among top public universities (US News and World Report 2011) and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to workforce diversity.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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