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City of Ontario, Graphic and Marketing Specialist

Position Description

Graphic and Marketing Specialist

The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept applications from the first one hundred (100) applicants that meet the qualifications guidelines below.

Are you passionate about graphic design? Do you consider yourself to be an expert at finding the best marketing strategies to promote events and services? If so, the Community Life and Culture Agency has the perfect position for you! The Community Life and Culture Agency is searching for a marketing and design superstar to join the team as a Graphic and Marketing Specialist. This position will cultivate and coordinate a variety of communication materials for programs and activities related to the Community Life and Culture Agency. In addition, this position assists with writing, copy editing, and social media to develop and build the City’s regional identity as “Southern California’s destination for arts and culture for everyone, every day”.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess a strong knowledge of editing and design, excellent communication, organizational and creativity skills, and strong time and project management skills. Additionally, the successful candidate will be committed to providing excellent public service and will be a model for the City’s Approach to Public Service- Commitment to the Community, Achieving Excellence through Teamwork and Doing the Right Thing the right way.

The Community Life and Culture Agency

The City of Ontario’s Community Life & Culture Agency endeavors to meet the Ontario City Council goal to “encourage, provide or support enhanced recreational, educational, cultural and healthy city programs, policies and activities.” Community Life & Culture does this through a comprehensive array of programs, activities, services and events available through the Recreation & Community Services, Library and Museum Departments as well as the Arts & Culture program.

The City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including; Police, Fire, Administrative Services, Community Services, Development, Economic Development, Housing, and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City’s team is staffed with approximately 1,200 full-time and 200 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.

We invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City’s website. A few useful links are also listed below:

Approach to Public Service (Download PDF reader) (Core values for City of Ontario employees) (Information about City of Ontario employee benefit plans)

The Ontario Plan (The City’s Comprehensive Business Plan for Development)

Examples of Essential Functions

The essential functions typically performed by the Graphic and Marketing Specialist include the following:

Develops and produces communication materials in a wide variety of media including brochure, flyers, ads, articles, posters, newsletters, displays, and signage to increase awareness of and participation in agency programs and services.
Works in collaboration with agency departments on the design, layout, and editorial content of all agency materials to ensure accuracy, consistency, and appropriate representation of the agency.
Identifies and recommends ideas on promoting agency programs, events, and services.
Plans and designs moderately complex, professional layouts, design materials, graphic illustrations, logos and camera-ready artwork for various types of media.
Assist with the production of the agency marketing publication, Ontario Living Magazine.
Assists with developing, executing and evaluating coordinated agency wide marketing, promotional and public relations plans designed to promote the mission, vision and goals of the agency and departments.
Assists with writing, editing, designing, producing and distributing various pieces of publicity, press releases, videos, or other media for use in print, online, social media, email, direct mail, and other mediums.
Assists with content development and day-to-day maintenance of department pages on the City and agency websites.
Assists with creating social media posts across all platforms to ensure relevant, accurate and timely communication is posted.
Photographs and/or records events, programs and activities.
Assists in photo and video editing including retouching and correction, compositing, virtual imaging, etc.
Establishes production priorities of various graphic communication activities and coordinates with internal staff and external vendors for printing services.
Assists with the preparation of marketing reports to assess the effectiveness of campaigns, promotions, advertisements, attendance, readership, and program costs.
Maintains marketing records and project files.
Stays informed of developments and current practice in the fields of marketing, graphic design, arts and culture, and other related areas.

Qualification Guidelines


Associate’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in marketing, communications, graphic design, or a closely related field.


Three years’ experience in graphics design and marketing.


Valid Class C California driver’s license and acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.

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