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CUNY Digital Designer (Communications Publications Design Specialist) in Brooklyn, New York

Digital Designer (Communications Publications Design Specialist)

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Brooklyn College

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Brooklyn College invites applications for the Digital Designer (Communications Publications Design Specialist) position. The Digital Designer is a key position on the digital design team in the Office of Marketing and Communications, playing a significant role in concepting, creating, and delivering on-brand messaging to internal and external audiences. The designer will be responsible for enhancing the image of the college through design of key digital material, including page designs for the Brooklyn College website, e-newsletters, invitations, social media, event promotion, and other digital marketing collateral. The designer will report to the Associate Director of Design and will work closely with the other members of the department staff to develop creative solutions that reflect the college's branding standards.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Produce digital design content to spec following creative briefs for various platforms used by the college including its website, interactive applications, marketing materials, online communities, e-newsletters, invitations, and event video displays

  • Create, develop, present, and execute digital design solutions that are strong, attractive, fresh, and intuitive, ensuring the best possible user experience

  • Design interactive elements for the college's digital communications portfolio that support optimal navigation and usability

  • Utilize industry technology to present innovative tools that increase productivity and efficiency, and that support the college's communications and marketing goals

  • Investigate and analyze necessary information to enhance end-user experience

  • Continually research, test markets, and troubleshoot existing and future end-user experience and design and apply these practices to the college's website, email, and other communications

Vaccine Mandate

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience designing for online platforms required

  • Proficiency in using Adobe Creative Suite 6 including After Effects

  • Online portfolio of digital design work


  • Working knowledge of CSS, HTML

  • Ability to successfully manage simultaneous projects with competing deadlines in a complex and fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of and technical expertise in all aspects of multimedia design including UX/UI, animation, and motion graphics

  • Strong understanding of how to address and resolve cross-browser and cross-platform issues

  • Strong design presentation skills and ability to translate creative briefs into conceptual design solutions

  • Familiarity designing custom templates for e-mail clients including MailChimp

  • Strong knowledge of how to apply photography to project brand

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with a variety of team members including web developers and producers

  • Experience in higher ed designing for enrollment/admissions marketing campaigns


Provides design and production expertise for College publications, written materials, and multi-media communications.

  • Works with department and other College administrators to assess departmental publication needs and determine appropriate production and design elements

  • Participates in planning communications messages, graphic elements, and formats appropriate to client requirements

  • Manages production schedules and budgets, coordinating production activities with internal and external personnel

  • Plans and implements on-line and multimedia communications, coordinating with Information Technology professionals as needed

  • Supervises staff both creative and production staff; works with College print shop, computer center, and other departments to ensure support of college publication needs

  • May oversee equipment inventories and coordinate maintenance of specialized equipment and technology

  • Develops production workflows, policies and standards, and assures adherence to any internal or external communications standards

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Communications Publications Design Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




$68,004 - $93,134; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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Review of applications to begin February 28, 2023 and will continue until filled.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.