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Graphic Design & Video Editor

Title: Graphic Design & Video Editor
Pay Grade: Grade 18
Starting Pay: $80,071.49
Departmental Mission Statement: The Executive Office of the Trial Court is led by the Chief Justice of the Trial Court and the Court Administrator and oversees judicial and court operations, including the Office of Court Management. The Executive Office works collaboratively with the seven Trial Court Departments and Commissioners of Probation and Jury to develop and implement policies and initiatives that promote an environment of continuous improvement and ensure the most effective use of resources to allow the delivery of quality justice. The Executive Office also oversees the development and implementation of strategic planning for the Trial Court.
Notes:
·      Hybrid reporting may be possible.
·      This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.
Please read the following instructions carefully before starting the Trial Court online application process. Applications that do not comply with the following, may be screened out.
·      Portfolio Sample: Applicants shall submit a portfolio sample of their graphic design and/or video work. Applicants must submit a portfolio sample via email to the following address: webrequests@jud.state.ma.us. The sample must be submitted by email only (regular mail, fax or walk-ins will not be accepted) and needs to be sent by 11:55p.m. on the date that the application closes (Monday, October 3, 2022).
Position Summary: Working within the Executive Office of the Trial Court, the Graphic Design and Video Editor helps coordinate visual elements related to the programs, initiatives, and communications within the Judicial Branch. The Graphic Design and Video Editor assists in the continuous improvement of the operation and efficiency of Trial Court communication by promoting the Trial Court brand and working to inform the public about the Trial Court’s mission, services, and initiatives through design. The Graphic Design and Video Editor also partners with court officials to ensure that websites, reports, courthouse signage and other visual cues are regularly updated using visual content consistent with Trial Court branding efforts. An ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative is essential.
Supervision Received: Receives general direction and supervision from the Senior Web Manager or their designee.
Duties:
·      Design visual content for print, web, and digital applications that is on-brand, reinforces the status and reputation of the Trial Court, and is appropriate for our various audiences;
·      Design and layout of materials for internal communications and engagement with court leaders;


·      Design and layout of essential branded business materials (e.g. reports, presentations, signage, web graphics);
·      Develop branded templates and materials for stakeholders to use in their development of reports, presentations and documents;
·      Provide guidance and answer questions related to the Trial Court brand and Branding Guidelines;


·      Create images, icons, infographics and presentation materials to simplify communication of complex concepts and data;
·      Edit video clips for use on websites, in presentations, and on social media platforms;


·      Create short videos to highlight, recap, inform, and promote various endeavors, services, and events;


·      Provide technical support for design and video-related efforts;


·      Optimize graphics and video content for social media platforms, intranet, and public website;


·      Contribute knowledge of color, composition, typography, digital design, and production management;


·      Maintain organized content files, and help to organize and archive existing video and graphics files;


·      Provide alternative formats, including closed captioning and/or transcripts for video, for audiences with disabilities;
·      Manage timelines and prioritize workload;
·      Assist web team members in building and editing web content for web projects when design workload allows;
·      Assist the Office of Language Access in developing multilingual visual content;


·      Assist the Communications Team in developing and executing communications plans; and
·      Performs other duties and responsibilities, as required.


Job Competencies: All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

Ethics and Values Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Trial Court.
Mission and Vision Understands, upholds, and communicates the stated Trial Court organizational mission and vision.
Communication Ensures clear, informative, and transparent communications to the court community, external partners, and the general public. Demonstrates strong writing and design skills.
Project Management Demonstrates ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively lead projects through concept development, implementation, and assessment with diverse constituencies.
Customer Service Demonstrates high level of interest and responsiveness to internal and external stakeholders.
Problem Solving Accurately assesses web administration issues and recommends and facilitates appropriate solutions.
Collaboration Demonstrates an outstanding ability to facilitate issue resolution and to create a team environment focused on shared goals.
Commitment to Diversity Promotes a website environment of cross-cultural awareness, respect, and support; sensitively addresses issues of diversity in race, ethnicity, culture, and economic status. Demonstrates an understanding of website accessibility challenges and exhibits a skill set that addresses these accessibility needs.
Continuous Learning Demonstrates an active commitment to continuous improvement through professional development.
Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Graphic Design and Video Editor:

Education, Skills, and Experience:


·      A Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, graphic design, or related field, and (3) three years of work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
·      Strong visual communications skills, including the ability to communicate complex concepts and data through images;
·      Familiarity with design principles, best practices, and accessibility for graphics and video content;


·      Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills;


·      Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (mainly InDesign, illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, and Premiere), Microsoft Office, video creation and editing applications, video hosting platforms (such as Vimeo and YouTube), and email communications platforms (Constant Contact, etc.);
·      Familiarity with creating graphics and video content for social media platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);
·      Comfortable with technology; technically proficient with the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve;
·      Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with colleagues;
·      Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, while meeting deadlines;
·      Flexibility and creativity working with new issues, topics, and approaches;
·      Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS) is preferred;
·      Experience with data visualization and project management tools is a plus.