Graphic Designer - Frisco, Texas

Community Impact Newspaper - Frisco, TX3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $38,000 a year
EducationSkills
The opportunity:
The Graphic Designer is responsible for creating high quality, accurate and creative artwork in a timely manner that meets the needs of clients and fulfills their editorial responsibility. The Graphic Designer works closely with the sales staff to create, modify and update advertisements in time to meet monthly advertising deadlines. Editorial production includes laying out pages and creating infographics, chart and maps to supplement the editorial stories that are creative, easy to understand and tell the story visually.

Who we are:
Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 24 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.84 million Texans.

We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard – it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

Qualifications

Responsibilities:
Collaborate with Account Executives and Customer Service Specialists to produce effective advertisements that meet the needs of clients
Create accurate graphics, charts and maps that visually support editorial news
Present necessary ad proofs to sales team on time, ensuring that client has adequate time for review and approval
Meet the minimum number of monthly ads produced (ad quota), as set by the Art Production Manager
Create web ads and save client logos in web format as needed
Commit to the highest level of accuracy and complete all design responsibilities within established deadlines
Produce quality work in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines
Represent the company in a positive and professional manner at networking events and other external functions
Must be able to drive and provide own transportation and motorist insurance
Assist in other duties as instructed or required
Must be punctual and maintain an acceptable attendance record
Must adhere to company policies and procedures

The right fit:
You have….

Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related coursework
At least one (1) year of prior experience in graphic design
Experience using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Pro
Experience with file preparation for CMYK output
Ability to pass the Company’s graphic design test