Graphic Artist


DEPARTMENT:          Communications

REPORTS TO:             Communications Managing Editor


Graphic Artists plan, visualize and create marketing materials based on business needs and guidance from team members in advertising, product development, sales, promotions etc. These materials can be printed documents, electronic or web-based media, and are used for a variety of purposes. Graphic designers, web designers, animators and just about anyone who designs and creates using a computer can fall under the title of media designer.


  • Report to Media Managing Editor
  • Gather editorial content
  • Design under Communications Standards
  • Photo retouching
  • Knowledge of formats
  • Maintain media archive
  • Maintain print media needs
  • Accessible to all social media platforms


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or a related field. Relevant work experience in the writing and editing industry can make up for the lack of a degree.
  • Class 5 Drivers License and Reliable Vehicle
  • Able to work quickly and accurately while producing high quality work
  • Able to multi-task and perform, able to assimilate constructive criticism
  • Able to think creatively, strategically and technically
  • Extreme attention to detail with a strong command of the English Language for editing
  • Creative Services, customer focus, creativity, flexibility, detail – oriented, deadline-oriented, self- motivated,
  • Efficient in Adobe Cloud Software, word processing software (Microsoft Word, Google Docs), Cloud Software, Online Content Platforms, and Communication Software
  • Experience in Adobe Acrobat and/or Photoshop
  • Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to learn quickly in various technical and creative environments, while delivering quality work by required deadlines, are key requirements in this position
  • Respectful of Tsuut’ina culture and people, incorporating culturally appropriate design and norms
  • Management of projects from concept through production
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and production processes
  • Photo retouching, color correction, swatch matching
  • Color proofing all retouched images
  • Understanding of editing RAW picture files
  • Maintain consistency of templates and overall quality of files for print
  • Responsible for executing Tsuut’ina Nation corporate branding, image management and copyrights
  • Tracking and organization of photography assets for database
  • Attend presentations, Nation events and work sessions as appropriate for full documentation (photography, write ups on events, sessions)
  • Contribute to editing booklets, newsletter, posters, brochures or deliverables for other departmental teams, as directed by supervisor
  • An ability to manage time and resources efficiently
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design
  • Assist in the conceptualization and development of design ideas, generate diagrams, digital models, presentation materials and provide production work for numerous project types

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:


  • Diploma/Certificate in Graphic Design, Visual Communication or similar field
  • 1 to 4 years of digital design work experience – agency experience preferred


  • Graphic Design and Retouching: 2 years
  • Proficient on PC operating systems, Mac platform, expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (illustrator, Photoshop, and lnDesign)
  • They will be required to have experience in graphics, layout, scripting, programing, as well as development involving compatibility and seamless integration with various technologies.
  • Able to work quickly and accurately while producing high quality work
  • Able to multi-task and perform well under pressure, able to assimilate constructive criticism
  • Excellent time management skills; set and meet team deadlines
  • Able to think creatively, strategically and technically
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Extreme attention to detail and strong communication skills
  • Customer focus, creativity, flexibility, detail oriented, deadline-oriented, self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic and attitude
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of typographical, motion graphic, and interaction design skills languages and emerging platforms
  • A knack for strategic brainstorming, campaign development and creative execution


Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.

Competition Opens:   May 8, 2023

Competition Closes:   May 15, 2023 @ 12:00PM MT (No applications will be considered after this time)

Please apply in writing, including a resume to:       

TsuuT’ina Nation Human Resources Department

9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

OR Email:

Please reference in subject line: JOB TITLE & REF# or will NOT be opened

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those chosen with the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

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