Graphic Designer

Twin Cities PBS

Twin Cities PBS is proud to be one of the most celebrated and recognized stations in public media. We are a collection of storytellers, analysts, planners, and creative minds on a common mission: to reach and inspire our communities to learn more, see more, BE more. And, you could be part of this team! We are committed to increasing our diversity so that the communities we serve will also see they are represented and valued within our organization.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Twin Cities Metro
St. Paul, MN

TPT has an immediate opening for a full-time Graphic Designer. This role will conceptualize and design visual elements for magazine, print, web, video, and other promotional materials that reflect the TPT strategy and brand. Publication/print design experience is essential. Our ideal candidate is a dynamic and versatile graphic designer who enjoys working in an engaging, creative, mission-driven environment.


DESIGN (45% of time)

  • Provide visual design and creative experiential thinking across print, web and video graphic projects that are inspiring, effective, and meet client needs. 
  • Interpret needs, objectives, and direction from cross-functional teams to ensure design concepts meet TPT’s goals. 
  • Convey ideas and design concepts utilizing storyboards, mood boards, concept treatments, and mock-ups. 
  • Utilize graphic design skillset to create for multiple platforms, select appropriate file formats and maintain asset archival and retrieval. 
  • Work directly with the Marketing & Communications Department to understand and implement TPT’s branding protocols. 
  • Ability to interpret and design using both internal/external brand guides and maintain TPT's Brand & Style Guide. 
  • Contribute to corporate productivity regularly by increasing expertise in design industry and PBS trends, and increased efficiency utilizing current design software and hardware. 
  • Ensure designs meet TPT’s and PBS’s high technical standards.

MAGAZINE (35% of time)

  • Primary designer for TPT’s monthly magazine which includes page layout, document design, graphic/infographic design, presentations, branding and print production.

COMMUNICATION (15% of time)

  • Present highly professional image of TPT to all stakeholders, through verbal and written interactions. 
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with clients and editors to ensure project objectives are translated into creative deliverables. 
  • Communicate with clients so they understand the impact of TPT’s branding requirements on their projects. 
  • Partner and collaborate with creative vendors as needed to meet deadlines and ensure quality.


  • Participate as an active member of the Creative Services and Marketing Team. Contribute to shared goals and collaborate with colleagues on achievement of priorities.

Required Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience in graphic design, visual communication, or related field. 
  • 3 years of experience and advanced knowledge in Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. 
  • 3 years of experience in creating high-end print publications with strong understanding of typography, print layout and print production. 
  • 3 years of experience designing in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Preferred Experience:

  • BA in Graphic Design. 
  • 4-7 years of experience and advanced knowledge in Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. 
  • 4-7 years of experience in creating high-end print publications, understanding typography, print layout and print production. 
  • 4-7 years designing in Microsoft PowerPoint. 
  • 6+ years of results driven graphic design experience. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of UX design for mobile a plus. 
  • Photography skills a plus.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • The ability to create effective, high-quality relationships with internal and external clients. 
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Strong analytical skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills. 
  • The ability to work independently and motivate self to achieve success. 
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel, OneDrive, Teams, Adobe Creative Cloud. 
  • Strong focus on audience and end user needs. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced, time sensitive production environment. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with all team members. 
  • Commitment to advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) priorities within the organization.
  • Starting Salary: $60K - $68K Annually (Depending on qualifications)
  • Hybrid workplace

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