Graphic Artist
Morris Communications Company, LLC - Augusta, GA

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QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least a 2-year graphic art degree or equivalent experience. College or technical degree in graphic design preferred. Previous experience preparing print ready materials required.
  • Online/web experience a plus.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, a customer service mindset and the ability to translate rough ideas and concepts into effective advertising and editorial design on deadline.
  • Mac proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and OS X required.
  • Solid working knowledge of print technology and pre-press processes required.
  • Proactive; flexible; detail-oriented; organized. A “no drama” personality with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in fast paced, deadline and team oriented environment.
  • Candidate must posses initiative, a high energy level, excellent judgment and problem-solving skills along with the ability to manage time and multitask between a variety of deadlining products.
  • Professional conduct and appearance.
  • Excellent ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to stay beyond normal hours of operation when necessary.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Will work with Production Coordinator and/or Art Director to produce all elements and components for design.
  • Will assist in preflighting and preparing customer supplied advertising for publication as needed.
  • Must be able to plan, gather and execute artwork per request in order to design and create advertising and editorial layouts as requested.
  • Must be able to accurately predict quality output from materials submitted for publication and recommend alternatives when it appears likely that final reproduction of such materials may be poor.
  • Be familiar with primary responsibilities of other team members and assist them when necessary.
  • Monitor and stay current with all products produced by the team.
  • Stay current on new software and technological advancements.
  • Work on ways to increase productivity, etc.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Primarily seated at a desk using a computer in an air-conditioned office.
  • Must be able to work in a drug-free, smoke-free environment. Occasional night or weekend work.

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