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Multi Media Designer (Communications Designer)-2013429 

EOE StatementCarnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

What We Do:

The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.

Position Summary:

The Software Engineering Institute seeks a creative, enthusiastic person to plan and complete multimedia and print projects with our Communication Design team. If you understand current communication design processes and tools, and can follow branding guidelines and design templates, the SEI invites you to apply.

You will work independently with little supervision and have latitude for independent judgment in determining materials and methods used to perform necessary work within SEI branding guidelines. You will contribute to multiple projects and collaborate with project team members and managers, and will prioritize work requests based on customer needs, job requirements, and budgetary limitations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in design or a technical field or equivalent experience.
  • Two to three years of experience working in communication and information design for multimedia, print, and web.
  • Willingness to travel to various locations to support the SEI’s overall mission. This includes within the SEI and CMU community. (Less than 5% travel)
  • Occasionally available outside of regular business hours.
  • You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Encompass a deep knowledge of current Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat), as well as proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and remain calm and flexible while taking care of difficult situations, and frequent interruptions. Ability to exercise discretion and keep sensitive information confidential. Able to adapt quickly to changes in the workload and work environment, and to accept shifting and competing priorities.
  • Ability to translate complex information into usable multimedia and print materials.
  • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods.

Desired Experience:

  • Knowledge of still and video photography and ability to use a camera.
  • Experience with video editing software.
  • A basic understanding of HTML and CSS, wireframe development, and production of visual content for the web.
  • A basic understanding of HCD techniques, UX and UI.

Job Function Breakdown:

60% Plans and executes multimedia and/or communication/information design projects from start to finish.

20% Consults with technical and operational staff to resolve multimedia and communication/information design project needs. Uses creative skills to influence the look and design of project components.

10% Contributes to technical and creative development of new multimedia solutions. Assists in integrating new multimedia technologies.

10% Handles aspects of project management: planning, managing, scheduling, and tracking.

Total 100%

More Information:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at:

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Job Categories Communications & Marketing,Information Technology 

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