Design Communications Coordinator

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week $58,138 - $87,207 Per year TX 110 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States


Under general supervision, is responsible for performing a wide variety of graphic art and promotional materials adhering to the City's brand standards. Plans, researches, and develops concepts for visual communications such as publications, print, displays, and electronic media. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment. May exercise supervision over assigned staff.

Work Location
100 Military Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Work Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Monday - Friday

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborates with managers to review strategic direction and then conceptualizes and executes graphic design concepts that meet objectives.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and prioritizes the work of subordinates involved in the production of communications projects; provides esthetic and technical direction.
  • Plans, researches, develops, and executes concepts for a variety of projects requiring graphic arts, such as pamphlets, posters, brochures, and displays; may use conventional methods and photography. 
  • Attends project-planning meetings with clients, team members, contractors, supervisors, and other professionals.   Manages and keeps projects up to date. During the design process, consults and discusses with the applicable members about materials, layout, specifications, and product.
  • Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy; selects style and size of type; and arranges layout based upon available space, knowledge of layout principles, and esthetic design concepts; discusses illustration at various stages of completion and makes changes as necessary.
  • Prepares illustrations, mockups or rough sketches of material according to client or supervisor's instructions.
  • Determines style, techniques, and medium best suited to produce desired effects and to conform with specific instructions.
  • Prepares series of drawings to illustrate sequence and timing of story developments.
  • Assembles final layouts for printer.
  • Determines project specification (i.e., size, type, paper weight, ink colors, folds, cuts, etc.) including costs and completion dates.
  • Maintains inventory of graphics supplies and equipment.
  • Produces designs into camera-ready artwork for printer or silk.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in working with projects of varied size and complexity in the areas of drafting and graphics.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficient skills utilizing Microsoft Suite.
  • Experience in graphic design. 

Applicant Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of various art media and graphics equipment.
  • Knowledge of photography techniques.
  • Knowledge of art and graphics principles.
  • Knowledge of supervisory skills.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and budget limitations.
  • Ability to visually interpret needs of individuals requiring illustrative services.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to prepare and communicate accurate cost estimates of projects, both in-house and contracted.
  • Ability to prioritize projects assigned.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position.