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Editorial Web Designer

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A major fashion retailer is seeking an Editorial Web Designer to join their team. This designer will be focused on promotions and the Design Director is looking for someone to bring them to life!!

The Web Designer executes on-brand solutions for the digital marketing communications. These solutions should visually express the tone of the brand and specific business and usability needs as defined by the (Sr.) Creative Manager, Art Director, creative/project briefs and brand/visual style guide standards. In addition, the Web Designer should collaborate with applicable teams to coordinate promotional messages across all channels.

Primary Goals
This list should not include accountabilities requiring less than 15% of time.

Creative Responsibilities/Objectives - 70% of time
- Explore trends and competitive landscape and incorporate appropriate use of color, type, tone and editorial style in digital design standards
- Understand brand/visual style guides to ensure integration across channels and overall brand consistency
- Participate and contribute to productive brainstorming sessions that result in concrete ideas for execution
- Develop an awareness of customer/product-specific challenges and differences and opportunities
- Collaborate with all applicable teams to create and produce compelling digital solutions across all channels

Team Responsibilities/Objectives - 20% of time
- Support corporate culture, values and mission
- Contribute to environment that is efficient, professional, innovative, and team oriented
- Communicate and respond to team members in a professional manner and contribute to environment that is efficient, proactive, and team oriented
- Share expertise and inspiration with teams

Process Responsibilities/Objectives - 5% of time
- Utilize workflow process and technology to ensure quality delivery of work product on an ongoing basis
- Communicate obstacles and improvement opportunities within workflow processes to the (Sr.) Creative Manager
- Prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
- Perform quality-assurance procedures on all weekly deliverables as defined by workflow process
- Ensure all electronic files are built responsibly (smallest size, proper naming conventions, error free), and achieve error-free work

Business Partner Management Responsibilities/Objectives - 5% of time
- Communicate and respond to business partners in a professional manner
- Collaborate with marketing, merchandising and buying teams to leverage opportunities and attributes of different customer segments and product groups
- Consult with business partners and marketing/merchandise teams on creative options
- Performance Measures/Outcomes (example: key metrics, turnover, retention stats, etc.)
- Achieves project deadlines as evaluated on a quarterly and yearly basis
- Reduces cycle time by ensuring delivery of any necessary design specification documentation, files and user assets to development team that are on brand and ensures flawless integration with back-end technology

Skills – use the following categories to detail the skills necessary to be successful in the position.
- Knowledge – level of education required, special certifications or licenses
- Bachelor of Fine Arts degree required with emphasis on interactive design, graphic design or communications

Skills – job specific knowledge and abilities, general business acumen, other required skills
- Strong communication, organizational and people skills
- Strong project and time-management skills and ability to adjust to shifting business needs/priorities
- Excellent design sense and ability to execute design strategy
- Experience – level or related/unrelated work experience, number of years in prior jobs
- 2+ years of web design experience in:
- creating interactive solutions based on existing strategies, concepts, templates and brand guidelines
- collaborating with design teams
- communicating with business partners
- design and coding/development processes and standard cycle-times for interactive communications

Competencies – technical or other skills such as position specific software, financial skills, leadership, team building, training
- Superior knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
- Understanding of components, cycle times, production and distribution requirements of digital creative deliverables

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