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Senior Graphic Artist — Vacant Position — Tallahassee Location — FBMC Benefits Management, Inc.

Published August 28, 2013


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Job Title:                  Senior Graphic Artist
SA Status:                     Exempt
eports To:                      Marketing Manager
epartment :                    Marketing
eam:                                Communications
losing Date:                   August 29, 2013

Summary:The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate, design and produce high complexity marketing and enrollment- related materials through various stages of development to proposed deadlines. Possess a proven understanding of how design and leadership skills relate to successful production of all materials.  Responsible for analyzing and researchi ng graphic technology, marketing and advertising trends.  Communicates established design materials and team procedures to our clients and appropriate functional teams to ensure various team processes and procedures fulfill marketing, as well as enrollment material obligations and services sold.


  • Coordinate, design and produce materials for publication via electronic file transfer and conventional methods to support enrollment materials, advertising and sales/marketing for clients.
  • Establish timelines and objectives using database tracking software and tracks the progress of those materials. Tracks materials/project status from planning through development and printing to ensure high-quality materials/projects are completed on schedule.
  • Conceptualize and design by determining size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selects styles and size of type and arranges layout based upon available space, knowledge of layout principles, and aesthetic design concepts; determine style, technique and medium best suited to produce desired effects and conform with reproduction requirements.
  • Maintain logs and records of current projects their status, and issues that arise during productions.
  • Analyze data from Documentation of Services and other documentation sold in order to determine material needs.
  • This Job Description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by the Manager.

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Design: Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Shares expertise with others.

Project Management: Communicates changes and progress. Completes projects on time and budget.

Customer Service: Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication: Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.

Team Work: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Written Communication: Able to read and interpret written information.

Leadership: Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Quality Management: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Business Acumen: Aligns work with strategic goals.

Ethics: Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures.

Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment.

Attendance/Punctuality: Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative: Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation: Generates suggestions for improving work.

Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Makes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.

Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity: Completes work in timely manner.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience: Fifth year college or university program certificate with a major course of study in Graphic Design or related field; or three to four years related experience and/or training in Graphic Design may be substituted; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. It is preferred an individual have working knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro or related software, Adobe Flash and HTML/CSS.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Position is located at the Corporate Tallahassee Office.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus, decipher colors and printer proofs. (Have to see color and printer proofs). While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

Work Hours: Flex hours between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. 40 hours per week – salary.

For more information, please contact
Karen Mettler, BA, CAP
Client Services Specialist
Client Services
Office: (850) 425-6200 x2172 | Fax: (850) 425-6220 |