Job Summary: Graphic Designers create visually appealing, integrated and effective communications and experiences for our advertisers and for our brand. Graphic designers will design, brainstorm, build and execute innovative campaigns and branded experiences across The Gazette’s marketing channels and platforms. In addition, graphic designers will be combining digital design expertise with The Gazette’s offering of multiple print publications and will be tasked with helping brands discover their story and leveraging the multimedia storytelling power of The Gazette to create compelling custom content that informs, entertains and engages.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Work closely with sales/advertising, other designers and marketing. Be highly skilled at creating digital and print advertisements, as well as email marketing campaigns to guide development of beautiful, original, and creative branded experiences from concept to implementation. Develop visual designs and page layouts that address business, brand and market. Ability to work well in a collaborative environment with other designers, writers, sales/advertising staff and producers. Have a strong visual and typographic awareness. Brainstorm and collaborate with sales/advertising and marketing teams to express cross-platform programs and experiences for clients. Work with operations and production to ensure successful delivery of the final product. Contribute innovative ideas to shape effective ad experiences across digital, mobile, print and video platforms. Be able to present your designs to clients, sales/advertising and marketing and articulate your vision.
Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Minimum Education & Work Experience Requirements:
Required Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or Marketing 0-1 years of marketing/advertising/design experience – internship acceptable Strong portfolio showing previous visual and interaction design work Preferred Education Requirements: 3-4+ years of marketing/advertising/design experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Fluent in the full Adobe Creative Suite and general design principles, as well as Microsoft Office. Experience developing visual designs for desktop, mobile and tablet. Motion graphics / interactive design is a huge plus. Ability to tackle infographics and illustrations. Staying well-informed of the evolving technology and design landscape including the emergence of new standards and devices. Self-starter – Ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional groups Strong eye for layout design and typography. Excellent organizational and communication skills including written and verbal interactions with clients and colleagues. Strong project/time management and multitasking abilities. Interests in advertising, marketing, media, messaging and branding. Eagerness to produce powerful campaigns and be part of a team. Positive and enthusiastic attitude. Strong strategic, conceptual skills and a good knowledge of digital advertising. Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.