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Job Code: 0107
Job Level: 09
Revised Date: 03/11/2024
Job Family: JF 16

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Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of duties involved in the design and layout of printed and graphic materials; perform routine and complex duties in the preparation of printing specifications.

Work Performed

Prepare design layouts, specifications and mechanicals for books, journals, posters, booklets, brochures and other printed and graphic materials.

Meet with clients as needed to develop design concepts, gather information, discuss alternatives, gain approval and review publications.

Paste up camera-ready layout boards including color overlays; select and specify size and position of photographs and illustrations; check printers proofs.

Analyze and select proper paper, ink, type, illustrations and printing tech-niques to be used in total production.

Monitor scheduling and overall job production; coordinate interrelated activi-ties with others to promote efficient workflow.

Maintain liaison with clients and other staff members, as well as vendors (e.g., illustrators, photographers, printers and writers), to communicate job specifications and ensure deadlines are met.

Keep abreast of recent developments and technologies in the graphic arts field.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires the ability to perform skilled and creative graphic arts functions generally acquired through two years post-secondary training in graphic or commercial arts or a related field.


Work generally requires one year graphic arts or related experience to acquire knowledge of and skill in design and layout methods and techniques.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.