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Position: PRODUCTION ARTIST - art / media / design - job employment

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City: Portland
Date: 21 Nov 2017
Category: Art / Media / Design

MEDIA BEEF PRODUCTION ARTIST JOB DESCRIPTION

Are you are a swiss army knife when it comes to the production of printed and online graphic communications?

If so, Media Beef is looking for you. We have an immediate need for a highly efficient, detail oriented Production Artist to help bring our creative vision and objectives to life.

Strong typographic and layout skills, strict attention to detail, and outstanding organizational, project management, file-organization, and archiving skills are a must. You should also have strong analytical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and be a process-oriented self-starter.
And last but not least, have the passion to stay up to date with new production techniques and trends through research and education.

At Media Beef you will be a responsible, integral part of our creative development process for both print and online mediums:

• Collaborate closely with our Creative Director and Creative Marketing Manager
• Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for several types of printing
• Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
• Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation
• Package and preflight files for release to printers or media partners
• Create PDFs for print and client review
• Prepare images for online and mobile applications
• Catalog and reference art for future projects
• Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time
• Troubleshoot problems as they arise with our creative team, web programmers, and print vendors
• Social media management - Share team responsibility for social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), including content and identification of new opportunities for engagement and one to one interaction
• Schedule daily social media posts across all platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
• Monitor and evaluate industry conversations on social media
• Helps conduct public opinion and attitude surveys online to identify the interests and concerns of key groups served by the organization

You will have the opportunity to help craft digital strategy and work with the team to ensure that brand positioning and messaging is consistent across print and digital marketing communications.

Requirements

Professional Experience
• A bachelor's degree in graphic design or other related field is preferred
• Significant coursework in graphic design, print production, visual arts or a related field, along with an outstanding portfolio and experience that demonstrates a clear knowledge of print production and design, may suffice in the absence of a degree.
• 3-5 years of related experience:
⁃ graphic design such as print collateral, promotional signage, and brand identity development
⁃ digital content such as websites, social media, online advertising and email campaigns

Software Knowledge
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) software
• Basic to intermediate proficiency of Hootsuite social media management software
• Basic to intermediate proficiency with Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) software

This position is contract to full-time and is for a REMOTE position. This is a telecommute position. You'll work from home and the hours are flexible. We would prefer to work with someone in the area but that is not required - US residents only.

The posting is for a contract to hire position for 25 to 40 hours a week. You will be joining an existing team of developers and designers who also work remotely. We want someone who can actually do the work and can solve problems on their own.

We are not looking to work with a recruiter, direct candidates only please. Qualified candidates please send resumes - a degree is nice but real-world experience is MUCH more important. If you are confident in your skills and you want a company with a good mixture of stability and exciting projects, apply today!
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