Designer / Marketing Assistant - Blake's Orchard

Blake’s Hard Cider Co. - Armada, MI (30+ days ago)


DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Marketing Assistant/Designer to create engaging designs for Blake Farms and Blake’s Hard Cider. You will work under the supervision of a Marketing Manager and Creative Director to produce quality work. We are also looking for a designer that has organizational skills and a willingness to conceptualize, plan and execute large and small-scale events, like Painting and Pints nights, Lavender Festival, and 5k runs. The marketing portion of the position will require strong writing skills for press releases, email blasts, and social media content creation. MA/JD may be required to work outside events as well, like tastings, festivals, trade shows, etc.

In this role, you should be highly motivated, organized, and creative, with strong time management skills. It is also crucial that this MA/JD have strong communication skills with a passion for working with the public. MUST be comfortable talking with the public! If you are passionate about design, events, and marketing, and are eager to learn more through various projects, we’d like to meet you.

Your goal will be to create impactful designs, execute events, and assist the marketing department!

COMPANY HISTORY

Blake Farms is an ever-growing business with many unique facets. Blake’s is a destination for bringing people together to making lasting memories at our family owned and operated farm that has been in business since 1946. Here you will find a working environment that feels much more like a family environment in which to practice your craft and add value to a progressive and ever evolving business to learn more about us visit www.blakefarms.com and check out a few of our awesome videos at www.blakeshardcider.com.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Here is a sample of some roles and duties that may be assigned:

  • Understand project requirements and concepts
  • Use various techniques to create drafts, models and prototypes
  • Produce final design solutions (e.g. logos, banners, interfaces)
  • Pitch creative ideas that enhance projects
  • Collaborate with team members to launch designs
  • Take on special design tasks to support multiple projects (e.g. color correction)
  • Use feedback from leaders to improve work
  • Assist in planning large and small events by creating promotions, executing the distribution of said promotions, and be present for executing the events.
  • Assist marketing in on premise projects like chalkboards, posters, pricing signs, displays, etc.
  • Assist marketing in creating content to reach consumers, like e-mail blasts, mailers, social media posts
  • Assist marketing in Public Relations needs by writing press releases, communicating with bloggers and social media influencers, etc.
  • Assist Web Developer with updating content on our sites, like changing the hours of operation, updating POS materials on distributor site, and updating weekly u-pick on farm site

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or a related field
  • Up to three years of experience as a Junior Designer
  • Experience with design software (e.g. Illustrator) and graphics editing tools (e.g. Photoshop)
  • Understanding of visual elements (layout, type and fonts)
  • Excellent communication ability
  • Organization skills
  • Upbeat and outgoing personality with a passion for working with people
  • Teamwork skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Time management and multitasking abilities
  • Creativity skills and problem-solving aptitude
  • Must be a self-starter with minimal supervision and good follow-through.
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and integrity a must
  • Ability to effectively communicate, in English, both verbally and in writing

This position is a full-time position and offers:

  • Competitive Pay Based on Experience
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with basic match

To apply, please apply through the “Apply Now” button, AND please “+ Add cover letter” to add a few sentences on why you think you’d be a good fit here at Blake’s Orchard & Blake's Hard Cider Co.!

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Graphic Design: 1 year (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)