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Junior Graphic Designer - Sosland Publishing

Open to Remote • Full-Time

Position Overview

This position is tasked with providing creative solutions as assigned for editorial print products, in-house advertising creation for print publications, design and production of e-zines, digital ads and other special projects that are companion pieces to parent publication, promotional material or other projects as assigned.


Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with design, marketing, and editorial teams in a positive and proactive manner to explore unique, interesting, and professional B2B design solutions for use in print editorial, print promotions and online components

  • Understand the B2B publication industry and how to tailor designs to a specific publication and audience

  • Ensure proper brand usage, quality of design, integrity of images and adhere to minimum image standards of quality and size for print and digital implementation.

  • Execute production or creative projects as assigned to meet deadlines, support fellow designers, and allow for a balanced workload within the design team.

  • Honor requests from Editorial/Sales/Circulation/Digital/Promotion departments as assigned by the Design Manager.

  • Maintain and distribute publication layouts and production updates in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Monitor digital design trends, suggest execution opportunities, and implement when approved.

  • Attend and contribute to weekly editorial/design/marketing meetings as scheduled

  • Participate in QC reviews, proofing and correction processes and trafficking of pages as needed.

  • Maintain design style and procedure as noted in Process and Procedure (P&P) files as well as update and maintain P&P files monthly.

  • Contribute to the Design Inspiration and Learning repository with design ideas, software tips, tricks, updates and more.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong knowledge of print production including prepress, terminology, typography and color theory

  • Ability to execute clean layouts

  • Ability to brainstorm, sketch ideas, and collaborate

  • Ability to create and adhere to design templates

  • Capacity to create visual data stories

  • Qualified to manipulate and color correct photography as needed

  • Ability to multitask and address issues in a professional, and confident manner

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Considerate and timely communication skills

  • Attention to detail and quality control standards, traditional proofreading is a plus

  • Ability to collaborate well in a team setting

  • Ability to work remotely with moderate guidance and occasional in office collaboration days


Qualifications

  • College degree in graphic design or related field

  • 2+ years of print design experience; preferably in magazine production

  • Advanced level Adobe Creative Suite software user, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

  • Competency in a PC computer environment

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office software user

  • Experience with multimedia/digital content creation including basic animation techniques (HTML, HTML5, CSS – Experience with interactivity a PLUS)

  • Ability to create interactive charts, graphs, and maps

  • Implementing Tracking Codes

  • Integrating Interactive Elements with Websites (these can include chat rooms, discussion forums / message boards, contact forms, order forms / shopping carts, and appointment calendars)

  • Capable of integrating interactivity into flipbooks

  • Illustration and photography skills a plus


Please include a link to your online portfolio.


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