We are the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the trusted leader and definitive voice of the beef industry. We are also the proud manager of the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.® brand. Representing America’s cattle farmers and ranchers, we work tirelessly on behalf of the amazing people who raise beef.
From concepting to completion, the Production Artist ensures quality production of a finished design/layout project. The Production Artist works with a team of designers in the design, page layout, and production of publications, annual reports, brochures, advertisements, web content etc. The Production Artist produces and maintains (or updates) various supporting print and digital communications materials for all departments of NCBA and its partners. The Production Artist works closely with the editor of NCBA publications. The Production Artist also maintains strong relationships with existing print vendors and works with the Federation State Services team to acquire and process print bids and invoices.
Provide layout of internal newsletters, publications, white papers, fact sheets, and other communication pieces.
Create in-house advertisements for publications.
Provide graphic design solutions for NCBA departments as well as state partners.
Provide professional production services, including typesetting and proof corrections, art preparation, scanning, electronic illustration, photo re-touching, masking, for print and web.
Assist in organizing, archiving and maintaining creative templates and assets.
Adhere to tight deadlines and quick turn around on edits/corrections.
Strong typographic skills.
Work with internal and external clients to secure clear direction and timelines for design projects.
Resize and update existing advertisements using templated designs.
Collaborate with fellow designers to improve collective body of work.
Develop web and digital assets.
Work with Senior Director to ensure that all materials created are in compliance with brand standards and/or beef checkoff attribution requirements.
Assist team members with non-design related projects such as helping with the execution of Federation hosted meetings and conferences.
Candidate must have a graphic design degree from either a Bachelor of Arts program or an accredited Graphic Design Trade School with 3+ years experience or commensurate professional experience as a Graphic Designer.
Candidate should possess good time management skills, be very budget conscious and have a great customer service attitude.
This individual must be detail oriented.
Candidate must be able to work under very tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment while managing diverse schedules and priorities.
Candidate should have strong computer skills – Adobe Creative Cloud utilizing a Windows platform.
Must be proficient in creating print and web-ready files.
The successful candidate must possess the skills, resourcefulness and energy to handle multiple projects, work effectively with staff at all levels of an organization as well as with external print vendors and as part of a design team, and function effectively in high-pressure situations.