Senior Graphic Designer

Employer
Location
Mc Lean
Posted
Mar 14, 2013
Closes
Apr 13, 2013
Contact
Ms. Shalaen Yancey
Duration
Full Time
Gannett Custom Media seeks a motivated, creative senior graphic designer to help produce great print and digital products for USA TODAY and other Gannett news organizations. Emphasis will be on magazine, website and tablet design. The ideal candidate possesses outstanding visual communication skills, brings creative thought to the job every day, sweats the details and thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.



Products include:

High-quality glossy magazines for USA TODAY on topics including travel, health and women’s lifestyle, among others. These magazines are sold on newsstands nationally.
Special newsprint publications for USA TODAY on topics including government and city guides, sold on newsstands separate from the daily newspaper.
Custom websites and other digital/mobile products.
Tablet editions of magazines.


We want someone who comes to work with big ideas but who also pays attention to the details. This key designer role provides ample opportunity to flex your creative muscles and create products that consumers love. An ability to juggle multiple projects and a positive, can-do attitude are crucial.



We are specifically looking for a designer with both magazine and digital experience, who understand what makes for great consumer experiences in each platform, and who strives to produce sophisticated creative work.



This is an important position, with much responsibility, so we are looking for a candidate with the right mix of skills and passion, someone who can help us as we continually strive to improve our products.



This job is based at Gannett/USA TODAY headquarters in suburban Washington, D.C. Local candidates will be given strong preference.



Duties:

Collaborate with editors to conceptualize content for custom magazines and digital products
Conceptualize visual presentation
Design print magazine pages
Handle production of magazines
Design websites and other digital products
Convert print pages to optimize for tablet formats
Help source photos and other images to create best design presentation
Help manage projects
Must understand differences between print and digital design
Basic-level skills in digital development (HTML5, CSS, etc.) desired


Qualities/qualifications

College degree
At least 5 years’ experience in designing for magazine and website
Basic digital development skills desired
Collaborative team-player
Creative with innovative thinking
Organized and able to meet deadlines
Ability to juggle multiple tasks/projects concurrently
Ability to think critically and make adjustments to projects as circumstances warrant
Strong technical skills in Abode Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
Infographic and illustration skills a plus