PowerPoint Specialist / Production Designer

Smithfield, RI
Job Terms:
Talent Bridge/Temp-to-Perm
posted by:
Mali Gupta

Job Description:

Our large financial services client located in Smithfield, RI is seeking a junior level designer who specializes in PowerPoint presentations and marketing. The ideal candidate will have about 2-3 years experience working in a large corporate setting, possess visualization skills and the ability to take complex data and translate to slides for presentations. Experience with motion graphics, events, emails, and digital assets preferred. This is a contract position, onsite, full-time in Smithfield, RI. This position will most likely extend beyond end of the year and could potentially go perm in 2018.

This role with work with the internal events team to help create emails, save the dates, asset management, trade booth collateral, and marketing collateral. Work will be done in web, internal & external web pages, and landing pages. The audiences using this collateral are large clients, trade publications, and 3rd party websites.

The Presentation Designer/Production Specialist will be part of the creative team providing PowerPoint presentation design and studio support for the marketing organization. This individual will play a key role as a PowerPoint specialist on the creative team with the ability to help support studio-like updates to collateral, email, and other communication materials as well as manage multiple daily work assignments from internal business partners. We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual who will fit with our collaborative culture. 

Primary Responsibilities 

· As a member of the Creative team, the Presentation Designer /Production Specialist will be expected to produce high-quality work in a fast-paced environment and possess a high level of creativity and strong understanding or background in visual communication. 

· The Presentation Designer /Production Specialist will be expected to help support our presentation and marketing efforts by helping to solve complex stories visually in PowerPoint presentations, collaborating with senior level executives and business partners to ensure designs are on point with business objectives, and formatting standard presentation materials per brand guidelines. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must. 

· This position will also include production and studio work requiring the Presentation Designer /Production Specialist to have a working knowledge of InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop to execute updates to existing marketing materials. 

· The Presentation Designer /Production Specialist will have regular check-ins and design reviews of all new work with the VP of Creative and must be able to work within brand guidelines. He/she must also be able to create differentiation while maintaining cohesion among sub-brands. 

· As part of an innovative creative team, the Presentation Designer /Production Specialist will work proactively to stay knowledgeable of current implementation technologies and best practice solutions for any initiatives. 

· The role also requires the ability to project manage multiple work requests whether daily or long term through the organization’s workflow platform, and will be expected to connect dots across shared-service teams when necessary to meet business needs and deadlines. 

Education and Experience 

· 3+ years of corporate experience 

· Must demonstrate outstanding customer-service attitude, passion, and creativity 

· Advanced level of experience across Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) 

· Working knowledge of Adobe Creative suite a plus (Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) 

· Capability to work proficiently within workflow system platform and other appropriate project tracking tools 

· Ability to work directly with senior and/or executive management 

· Excellent client-facing communication skills with the ability to listen and take direction to meet needs 

· Ability to work in a high-demanding, high-volume environment, and needs to have flexibility with their schedule in order 

to meet deadlines.

Client Description:

Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:

- You're paid weekly

- Subsidized health and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)

- Access to Fidelity 401(k)

- Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward bus or train passes, etc.)

- Direct deposit for your paycheck

- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)

- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/

- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com

- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)


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