Associate Designer

Jul 25, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
ACS Human Resources
Design, Other, Publishing
Full Time
The Sr. Associate Designer is responsible for laying out pages for C&EN’s weekly magazine and assisting in the creation of artwork, including line art, graphics, and original illustrations. This position also includes work for C&EN’s digital properties, including creating original artwork for the web and mobile app. The Sr. Associate Designer works with the web team in the creation of interactive graphics, such as animations, diagrams, and data visualizations. This position provides opportunities to work in both print and web design and gain proficiency in both disciplines and reports to the Creative Director.
Required Skills
Design pages of C&EN’s weekly magazine, laying out text and artwork and maintaining consistency with style guidelines.
Create original art, graphics, and other illustrations that will be used for all of C&EN’s delivery platforms.
Assist in the creation of web/multimedia artwork, such as interactive graphics, animations, and visualizations, for C&EN’s web and mobile platforms.
Process images from writers, conduct photo research for images.
Assist in color correcting images for use in print and online.
Create line art such as chemical structures and reactions schemes based on existing styles and templates.
Create data-driven charts and graphs from spreadsheet/database source material.
Edit, label, and make changes to maps, line art, and illustrations provided by outside and stock sources.
Required Experience
College degree in graphic arts, design, or visual communication, or equivalent experience or portfolio. 0-3 years of related experience. Comfortable working in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Experience in graphic design of magazines, as well as with data journalism and/or interactive graphics a big plus. Must work well under pressure, meet tight and constant deadlines, and be available to work flexible hours. Must also be detail-oriented, eager to learn, and a self-starter, with the ability to juggle several tasks at a time. Ability to work collaboratively with members of the art and web departments, the digital production staff, and the writers and editors of C&EN is essential.

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