Creative Design Associate

Location
Piscataway
Posted
May 15, 2013
Closes
Jun 14, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Design
Duration
Full Time
Creative Design Associate

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. We publish technical journals, sponsor conferences, develop technology standards, and support the professional interests of more than 400,000 members. IEEE creates an environment where members collaborate on world-changing technologies – from computing and sustainable energy systems, to aerospace, communications, robotics and healthcare – to engineer a better tomorrow.

•This position is responsible for working with the external graphic design agency to implement and manage strategy and project development, manage projects, from concept to launch, through the creative process.
•The individual acts as a lead between the hosting, agency/IEEE client and launch meetings and brainstorming sessions, making presentations, and cultivating new client relationships with internal partners.
•The incumbent in this role provides oversight to projects developed and launched by the external graphic design agency and hand-holding clients across IEEE.
•This position is held accountable for actionable project launches, coordination with design and copy, on-time project management, out-of-box thinking, effective processes improvements and insightful advice for clients and agency.
•He/She helps the IEEE partner with volunteers and staff to answer the question “What are you trying to accomplish?” for every project.
•He/She works with the agency in determining the best approach to solving that challenge – whether it be what the client imagined, or something completely different.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

Client/Partner Interaction
•Communicates effectively between the agency and IEEE partners.
•Actively listens and seeks to understand partners' needs and then develop, with the agency, a strategy and plan that can meet those needs.
•Manages projects through the external agency's production system, reporting, regular communications.
•Partnering with IEEE Marketing to guide IEEE partners through the process of developing strong marketing strategies and plans, with clear call to action and achieving what the partner wants to accomplish.
•Stays current with high tech production, and maintains evolving knowledge of industry standards and developing technology in print, web, publishing and content management.
•Guide team through development of strategies and plans for print, electronic and web based media.
•Implements strategies and plans for print, electronic and web based media.

Project Planning & Administration
•Manages the process to ensure a smooth, efficient operation between agency and IEEE partners.
•Ensures active projects are in process, keeps phases/tasks on track and on time, and proactively sets necessary milestones.
•Handles estimates and invoicing of all entity client projects - keeping clear accounting of all budgets and expenses.
•Reviews daily work schedule with Manager, Creative Services.
•Coordinates all outside vendor creative work - including communicating art direction, scheduling, quality control and billing.
•Reviews any changes from clients and alerts affected agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, management or related field.
•Project Management training and/or certification highly desirable.
•2+ years progressively responsible experience in traffic and/or project management in an agency setting.
•Interactive project management highly desirable
•Expert-Level Proficiency in: Email systems, Word processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation software, Project management software
•Basic Proficiency in or Understanding of: HTML and web programming languages, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign software, Marketing concepts, Print production processes and technologies, Advertising & agency operations


We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k) plan with company match, a defined contribution retirement plan, a tuition reimbursement program, flexible spending accounts, company paid life insurance, and a business casual dress code. Please apply online by going to this URL: https://home.eease.com/recruit2/?id=5113121&t=1. Only those resumes that go through the URL from the web address will be considered. NO THIRD PARTIES PLEASE.

Visit www.ieee.org to view details about open positions in one of our four offices:
Los Alamitos, CA; New York City; Piscataway, NJ & Washington, DC.

The IEEE is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.


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