Production Coordinator/Editorial Designer

  • Job Description:
    22nd Century Media, LLC, has an immediate opening for a full-time in-house production coordinator/editorial designer. This position will focus on coordinating and assisting with the editorial design of our 14 community newspapers, production of annual community guides for local chambers of commerce, coordinating file delivery/proofing with print vendors, and assisting with the production of marketing material and other projects as requested. Applicants for the production coordinator/editorial designer position must have experience designing for print publications, working with outside vendors and clients. Although this is mainly a print position, experience producing web graphics and sites is a plus. Travel between the Orland Park and Northbrook offices may be required on occasion. Responsibilities • Art direct/produce 60- to 80-page annual community guides, including interacting with clients • Project Manager in charge of coordinating production and design of weekly newspapers with remote designers • Assist with editorial design for weekly community newspapers • Coordinate design and production of special sections • Coordinate file delivery and proofing with print vendors • Determine deadlines and production schedules for special sections and new projects • Assist in production of in-house marketing material and other projects as requested • Participate in departmental discussions and critiques Programs used (Mac platform): InDesign CS5.5 InCopy CS5.5 Illustrator CS5.5 Photoshop CS5.5 Acrobat
  • Area of Focus: Production
  • City: Chicago
  • Region: MidWest
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: 22nd Century Media is a growing media company near Chicago focused on hyper-local content in each of seven southwest suburbs (Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park and Tinley Park), six North Shore areas (Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, Wilmette and Winnetka), and Malibu Surfside News in Malibu, CA.
  • Benefits: health, dental, vision, 401k
  • Company: 22nd Century Media, LLC
  • Contact Address: 11516 W. 183rd St. #3SW Orland Park, IL 60467
  • Contact
  • Contact Name: Shannon Mashek
  • How to Apply: NO RECRUITERS. NO PHONE CALLS. Phone calls will not be accepted. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and at least 5 samples or a link to an online portfolio showcasing editorial and marketing design to The subject line should read “Production Coordinator/Editorial Designer”. EOE
  • Job Requirements: Ideal candidate qualifications • Passion for editorial design • Extreme attention to detail • Time management and organization skills • Expert knowledge of InDesign CS5.5 - master pages - character/paragraph/object styles - swatches palette - text wrap - producing/maintaining templates - PDF export settings - streamlined production using keyboard shortcuts - experience with GREP styling in InDesign a plus • Working knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop CS5.5 • Ad design experience a plus • Experience designing for the web and/or mobile platforms a plus • Professional demeanor with co-workers and outside vendors • Organized and detail-oriented • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design preferred 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 direction on one project while using personal creativity on another is essential. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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