Our client in the financial services industry is looking for a Graphic Production Artist on a contract basis. This is a Print Production role. Needs experience with charts and graphs.
This role is part of the multi-channel content production team. It is a print production role that consists of:
50% GPA Desktopping in InDesign from Excel + updating charts in Excel and/or Illustrator. Skills needed: InDesign, Charting in Excel, Excel, Illustrator, ability to round numbers. Intermediate InDesign; advanced Excel
30% Content updating. Pulling data from various sources and entering the information into InDesign files. Skills needed: Excel, flexible with deadline driven dates, eye for detail, excellent communicator. Training will be provided.
20% Production work that may include printing, shipping, filing, scanning, archiving electronic files, creating PDFs, compiling PDFs, proofing books that are compiled in PDFs. Skill needed: open attitude to pitch in wherever they are needed.
Financial industry experience is desired, but not required.
**Ability to shift gears as priorities change and to maintain a positive attitude during intense moments are must-have skills.
Graphic Production Artist
-Updates formatting, layout, design and content for print, PDF and presentation materials based on established templates
-May create layout and design for new materials following specified guidelines
-Updates and creates charts, graphs, templates, and exhibits to be used in communications materials, websites, and/or presentations
-May prepare and package files to send to outside printers and vendors
-May prepare presentation and notes files for use in meetings and webcasts
-May perform graphic searches on stock photo websites, stock photo CDs, and internal sources to be used in projects
-Demonstrates a strong working knowledge of the following software: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (advanced), Microsoft Excel (intermediate; primarily charting), InDesign (CS 5.5) (advanced), Illustrator (intermediate; charting, infographics, and icons), PhotoShop (intermediate; photo retouching/manipulation).
-Demonstrates strong detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload and meet established deadlines
-Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment; initiative to work and learn independently and proactively contribute to department goals; and ability to lead others while maintaining effective business relationships with associates throughout the organization.
-Demonstrates the ability to learn new applications, as needed
-Demonstrates the ability to be flexible within deadline driven due dates
-Demonstrates the ability to work within established brand guidelines
-Demonstrates a working knowledge of graphic design concepts and ability to apply it to work assignments
-Requires at least 3-5 years of experience working in a creative, corporate environment