Counter Culture Coffee was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Durham, NC, with regional offices in 12 major cities across the country. Counter Culture Coffee has been continuously innovating in the coffee industry and we're looking for passionate, dynamic, diverse team members to help us expand our efforts.
Counter Culture Coffee is:
| We continue to cultivate relationships with growers and organizations around the world in order to build trust, improve quality, and foster transparency.Education
| We believe the pursuit of coffee perfection includes educating ourselves, our partners, and our customers about the coffee supply chain and the best methods of preparation.Sustainability
| Our commitment to affecting positive change in every community to which we are connected is driven by our belief that we can-and should-always strive to improve upon the present.Transparency
| We are committed to sustainability and holding ourselves and our peers accountable for creating a more sustainable future of coffee.Position:
Junior Graphic Designer
This job reports to Headquarters in Durham, NC and will require in-person collaboration with the Marketing team. Applicants located outside of Raleigh-Durham, NC will not be considered at this time.
Counter Culture Coffee is looking for a full-time Junior Graphic Designer to join the Marketing team at our headquarters in Durham, NC. A successful candidate should demonstrate a solid understanding of design principles and typography in a demanding and fast-paced environment and an aptitude for creative problem-solving.
The Junior Graphic Designer works directly with the Creative Director to execute various marketing communication materials for a range of products and branded collateral that communicate the value of the Counter Culture Coffee brand. This enthusiastic individual possesses solid technical skills and a keen graphic sense. The Junior Graphic Designer is expected to effectively communicate Counter Culture Coffee's current brand, and contribute to its evolution.
Produce on-brand printed and digital materials such as email campaigns, email flows, banners and elements for our DTC website, event posters and fliers, coffee labels and brewtags, and organic and paid social media content.Coordinate the release & processing of files to pre-press and printers. Ensure accuracy of file set-up and specs for all outgoing materials. Approve proofs for accuracy against approved files sent.Coordinate with the Creative Director to affirm marketing objectives and to ensure brand consistency and standards.Requirements
All interested applicants must complete the Culture Index Survey to be considered for an interview. Please complete the survey here:
Minimum of 1-2+ years of relevant professional experienceProfessional-level proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop), Figma, and the Google Suite. familiarity with Mac OS.Strong portfolio representing an understanding of typography, layout, and imageryA keen eye for detail and aptitude for creative problem-solvingStrong verbal and interpersonal communication skillsTime management and multi-tasking skillsAbility to work on a team, be self-directed, and take feedbackKnowledge of artisan food or specialty coffee cultureA commitment to becoming a more cutting-edge coffee person through available labs, workshops, and self-directed learningBA or BFA degree preferredAvailability to help with local event coordination and occasional on-site supportAbility to contribute to photo shoots and video production is a plusPlease submit your design portfolio with your applicationPhysical Aspects of this Job:
The physical activity of this position:
Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction;Standing: particularly for sustained periods of time;Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another;Fingering: picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling;Grasping: applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm;Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly;Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound;Repetitive motion: substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.The physical requirements of this position:
Light work - exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up-to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.The visual acuity requirements (including color, depth perception, and field vision) of this position:
Requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and extensive reading.The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:
Subject to environmental conditions - protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes; subject to noise - there is sufficient noise at times to cause the incumbent to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.90-Day Goals:
Complete New Employee OrientationBecome familiar with Counter Culture Coffee brand standards and marketing materialsBecome effective and efficient with current graphic design templatesBecome comfortable with existing product design templatesBecome familiar with all year-round blends and single-origin coffees that Counter Culture sellsUnderstand basic coffee terminologyUnderstand all relevant brewing processes that we support with educational materialBecome familiar with the company structure, policies, personnel, etc.Complete the Beginner Espresso, Brewing Science I + II
Currently, the offered benefits include: group health (medical, dental and vision), available the first of the month after 30 days of employment; Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and for Dependent Care; short- and long-term disability; life insurance; 401(k) program; paid time off; eight company holidays.
Counter Culture Coffee is an Equal Opportunity Employer in both policy and practice.
Counter Culture Coffee assesses candidates for employment based on their knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job for which they are applying and without regard to any non-job related category as protected by federal, state or local law.
Finalist candidates for employment will be required to demonstrate USA employment eligibility - per federal and state law, Counter Culture Coffee participates in the federal E-Verify program.