Assistant Web Producer

Location
New York
Posted
Jun 25, 2013
Closes
Jul 25, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
Ad Age -- the leading source of news, information and insight into the marketing, advertising and media business -- is seeking an assistant multimedia producer to help maintain our robust web presence.

Knowing the basics such as Photoshop and a bit of HTML/CSS is just the barrier for entry. What we’re really looking for is an aggressive multi-tasker who can produce storytelling visuals under deadline pressure. That means someone who wants to get the little things just right while keeping the bigger picture in mind and prioritizing accordingly. The assistant web producer should be the problem-solver type, and able to use the internet as a resource.

Our assistant web producer will work collaboratively with reporters, editors and developers, and have the opportunity to touch many parts of what we do digitally and continually push for a more awesome user experience.

Job Responsibilities:
• Photo research: find relevant, visually seductive art for news stories and feature treatments
• Participate in story pitch meetings and strategizing art opportunities for the week
• Work closely with reporters and editors to create charts, graphics and slideshows
• Use HTML/CSS to build novel presentations for non-traditional stories and story elements
• Prep magazine art for web use each week
• Aggressively keep pace with trends in online storytelling and building front-end web skills
• Potentially manage Ad Age’s social-media presence across various platforms

Crain Communications Inc. is one of the largest privately-owned business publishers in the U.S., with over 30 leading business, trade and consumer titles in North America and Europe. As an authoritative source of vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers worldwide, each of the company's newspapers, magazines and electronic news sites have become required reading in their respective sector of business and consumer market. Providing unmatched value and award-winning editorial excellence, the company is respected for its dependable journalism which readers have relied upon for over 90 years.

Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join our organization -- a well-established publishing leader.
To apply for this position please visit our website at www.crain.com and search under the employment section. We thank you for your interest in Crain Communications and invite you to visit our website as positions are updated regularly. Crain Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and a keen visual sense to put them to use
• Basic HTML/CSS skills, and a strong desire to develop them further
• Data visualization experience, and a knack for conceiving and creating charts and graphs from data
• Familiarity with content management systems
• Ability to work quickly and accurately under deadline
• Strong multi-tasking skills, and fortitude to handle mass influx of email
• Savvy social-media skills, ability to communicate concisely, creatively and professionally
• Strong design and user experience skills a plus
• Experience in the publishing or media fields preferred