Bright and Creative Graphic Designer Wanted
22nd Century Media, a rapidly growing media company that publishes 15 community newspapers and a regional magazine, is currently seeking a bright and creative Graphic Designer for a full-time in-house position in its Orland Park, IL office.
This position reports to the Chief Creative Officer and requires the ability to work with different personalities in a consistently professional manner. The ability to follow strict directions on one project while using personal creativity on another is essential. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Programs used (Mac platform):
Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Designing creative advertisements for multiple print publications
Creating website skins and advertisements for multiple websites
Communicating professionally and effectively with in-house and remote sales reps
Creating and updating rate cards, presentations, media kits and other in-house collateral
Taking direction and working on assigned projects from the Creative Director
Participating in departmental discussions and critiques
Editing and uploading weekly digital versions of publications
Preparing PDF files for print
Troubleshooting PDF files
Creating Special Sections advertisements and cover designs
Updating existing and creating new print and web collateral for Events (brochures, sell sheets, posters, rate cards, banners, billboards, contracts, logos, etc)
Assist with other miscellaneous design projects as requested (flyers, posters, etc)
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac platform
Strong typography knowledge and expertise in visual hierarchy as it applies to advertisements
Expertise in preparing and editing PDF files
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work efficiently both independently and with a team in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment
Attention to detail and impeccable proofreading skills
Excellent organizational skills
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field preferred
Experience creating HTML emails and websites is a plus
Started in 2005, 22nd Century Media is a growing company with the most effective solutions for hyperlocal advertising through community-based editorial content. Currently, 22nd Century Media publishes 15 weekly newspapers, one regional magazine and operates 16 different websites in the Southwest and North Shore suburbs of Chicago as well as California. The newspapers and websites cover solely their respective communities, reporting on the news that directly impacts readers the most. Over its 12 years in existence, 22nd Century Media has grown from one to 16 publications and received more than 140 state and national editorial awards.
22nd Century Media also has an expanding events business that puts together community expos targeting specific demographics and fostering a face-to-face relationship with readers, as well as the readers’ friends, families, and neighbors. With our many print and online media products, 22nd Century Media has quickly become one of the most respected and trusted news sources in Illinois.
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and at least 5 samples or a link to an online portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read “Graphic Designer”.
No phone calls, please.