Editorial Print Designer

  • Job Description:
    Responsibilities: • Design news, life & arts and sports section fronts • Collaborate with editors to choose engaging and story-appropriate photos for section fronts • Inside page layout as necessary • Tone and prepare photos for print • Work with editors to finalize editorial and design of weekly publications • Communicate with sales team to coordinate placement of advertisements in weekly publications • Prepare final PDFs for printer • Work with printer to troubleshoot print-ready files • Participate in departmental discussions and critiques • Design/prepare/update marketing material upon request • Assist Chief Marketing Officer with additional tasks as requested Ideal candidate qualifications: • At least 3 years of experience in editorial design for print publications • Proficient in Creative Suite 5.5 on a Mac platform (specifically InDesign) • Expertise creating and working with paragraph, character and object styles within InDesign CS5.5 • Experience with InDesign/InCopy workflow • Knowledge of publication design standards • Strong understanding of Photoshop tools and techniques • Expertise with PDF files • Illustration experience a plus • Good communication and interpersonal skills • Ability to work with different personalities in a consistently professional manner • Organized and detail-oriented • Excellent time-management skills • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or publication design preferred Programs used (Mac platform): • InDesign CS5.5 • Illustrator CS5.1 • Photoshop CS5.1 • Bridge CS5.1 • iWork • Acrobat X • Filezilla Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer www.22ndCenturyMedia.com EOE
  • Position: Designer
  • Region: MidWest
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: 22nd Century Media, Chicago’s Premier Suburban Media Organization, has an immediate opening for a full-time Editorial Print Designer to join its award-winning design team. 22nd Century Media is a growing media company near Chicago, focused on publishing hyper-local print and digital content in each of seven Southwest suburbs (Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park and Tinley Park) and four North Shore suburbs (Glenview, Northbrook, Wilmette/Kenilworth and Winnetka/Northfield).
  • Company: 22nd Century Media
  • Contact Address: Orland Park, IL
  • Contact Email:s.mashek@22ndcenturymedia.com
  • Contact Name: Shannon Mashek
  • How to Apply: NO PHONE CALLS. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and at least 5 samples or a link to an online portfolio to s.mashek@22ndcenturymedia.com. The subject line should read “Editorial Print Designer.”
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