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Competition Number: 2019-1261-AM
Job Posting
Competition Number:
Position Title:
Graphic Designer
Contract Ending February 2020
Number of Positions:
Closing Date:
Applications close on February 15th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Reporting directly to the Director of Public Relations and Communications, the Graphic Designer is responsible for developing and designing graphics that support the objectives of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), via multiple channels (i.e., print publications, signage, and electronic media). This position also provides photography and videography services, advises and monitors the use of NOSM’s Visual Identity Guide to ensure compliance, and develops branding for NOSM and NOSM activities, initiatives and partners.

This position is covered by the Terms and Conditions of the OPSEU Staff Unit 677 Collective Agreement. A copy is available at:


Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning, coordinating and developing branding strategies that promotes NOSM’s image and reputation by ensuring consistency with internal and external communications strategies.
  • Coordinate and develop NOSM design projects from concept stage to completion for marketing and promotional materials by implementing creative design, production and print/web files.
  • Design publication materials for internal and external audiences by managing revisions to artwork, ensuring accuracy of information, files and specs and preparing files for print production.
  • Supporting the photography needs of the school by photographing School events, conducting photo shoots for various internal and external stakeholders consistent with privacy and consent legislation.
  • Supporting the videography needs of the School by recording School events, conducting video shoots for various internal and external stakeholders consistent with privacy and consent legislation.
  • Providing training and mentoring to; unit staff, by explaining design programs and preparation of files for output, NOSM staff and faculty by explaining proper use of software while ensuring compliance with identity standards and best practices.
  • Leading online media development by; creating a wide range of original products (illustrations, graphics, icons, logos, etc.) while applying design/layout standards, uploading content for websites and other media forums and advise and recommend solutions for accessibility standards.
  • Liaising with third party vendors for printing services and promotions regarding quotes, and ensuring quality and timeliness of services
  • Performs all other duties as assigned



  • A College diploma in graphic design, or advertising design from a recognized College with Canadian accreditation or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • RGD or provisional RGD Certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A minimum of five (5) years related experience is required.
  • Knowledge of formal design/layout principles to prepare internal and external communications that meet NOSM’s needs and visual identity guide
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of word processing, graphics and design process software e.g. – social media, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge and practical applications of photography and videography techniques to deliver high-quality online videos.
  • Knowledge and practical applications of RGD’s code of ethics and international copyright, accessibility laws, consent and privacy laws/legislation.
  • Knowledge of print processes, standards, techniques and products to ensure value for money in print procurement and ensuring high- quality products
  • Social media and web skills to; understand web technologies, HTML, and user interface/experience UI/UX, achieve a visible social media presence, successfully monitor online public relations and ensure the success of NOSM’s social media.
  • Research skills to prepare appropriate designs for a variety of internal communications such as website, articles and newsletters
  • File management and organizational skills to manage the storage of graphic design files, photos and videos
  • Analytical and problem solving skills to address and resolve third party vendor issues related to quotations print deadlines
  • Project Management skills to multi – task and work concurrently on several projects with tight deadlines
  • Ability to use large format plotter for requests from all units to ensure all printed materials conform to communication protocols and visual identity standards
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player in meeting conflicting deadlines


  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbally, written and comprehension)
  • French/Indigenous language skills would be considered asset

Interested candidates are invited to apply online or submit a resume along with verification of academic accomplishments quoting the competition number # 2019-1261-AM no later than February 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM to:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Attention: Human Resources
935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Fax: (705) 671-3880

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, or require an accessible version this posting, please contact Human Resources via email at

 The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

NOSM needs to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applications need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

“Yes, I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”

“Yes, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada but I am legally eligible to work in Canada.”

“No, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or otherwise legally eligible to work in Canada.”

While all responses are appreciated and will be handled with the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.