Marketing Communications Specialist 3 (Designer, Penn Stater Magazine)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Alumni Association
Full/Part Time:


The Penn Stater magazine is seeking a Designer to join our creative team that produces an award-winning bi-monthly magazine for the country’s largest alumni association (more than 176,000 members). This position reports to the Art Director and is responsible for the design of front-and-back-of-book department pages and the occasional features. In addition to design, duties include photo research; prepping digital files for pre-press; trafficking files through our production process; working closely with freelance illustrators/photographers; updating our expanding online presence; and participating in planning and brainstorming meetings with the rest of the magazine staff. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should have the ability to take a project from concept to completion; be proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel, working both independently and in a creative team environment. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088