Graphic Designer Wanted

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.

Position Overview:
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

Responsibilities:

  • 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)

Qualifications:

  • 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

Company Overview:
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.

To Apply:
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and at least 5 samples or a link to an online portfolio to careers@22ndcenturymedia.com. The subject line should read “Graphic Designer”.

No phone calls, please.

EOE

Location: 
Chicago Southwest