Print Designer

Des Moines, IA, United States

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

This position is responsible for designing and executing accurate, compelling and effective print marketing promotions for America’s top magazines and books. Ability to turn copy into clear, compelling marketing designs in a fast-paced environment is a must. Self-starters, outside-of-the-box thinkers, and team players encouraged ... rigid, fun-haters need not apply.

II. Essential Job Functions

Weight % Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

60% Design promotional materials for new prospect and retention programs. Strong direct marketing design skills and problem-solving abilities. Self-starter. Attention to detail. Able to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines. Ability to work pro-actively with managers, creative team, marketers and production staff. Able to take direction, work well both independently and collaboratively, with strong communication skills.

20% Works closely with marketers and copywriters on projects to ensure creative goals are clearly understood and appropriate graphic execution is achieved.

10% Proof design at all stages (layout and final art) and works with department teams to ensure creative meets legal, postal and Meredith standards.

10% Continually institutes and learns effective new ideas by studying competitor's materials. Attends focus groups and presentations.

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience: Minimum 1 year of experience in direct response design preferred. Directly related internships or academic work may be considered in lieu of experience.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

Knowledge of document design, pre-press and printing.

Ability to adhere to Art Team guidelines and departmental processes.

Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Attention to detail.

Process oriented.

Strong analytical skills, verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

SharePoint, FileMaker Pro, Excel, Word, Inspire Designer, Barcode Pro

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