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Presentation Designer

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A fast-growing medical communications company, working with biotech and pharma clients to support their scientific messaging, is looking to bring on a Presentation Specialist to join their team. 

Job Description: Presentation Specialist (Freelance with goal of permanent position)​

Summary or overview of job duties: The Presentation Specialist is a member of the on-site Communications team. We are looking for someone who is deadline-oriented, a fast learner and who can transform data into meaningful charts and graphs, with an eye for page layout that makes a slide accessible across a packed conference room.

Responsibilities Include:

  • PowerPoint presentation creation
  • Extensive graphing and charting in Excel, and general desktop publishing duties
  • Transform generic, text-heavy content into organized, graphically engaging and innovative materials for slides, posters, and other collateral, using Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Present visual concepts and ideas in an organized, professional, and effective manner
  • Ability to work in a team setting to develop complex or special projects and communicate with manager and client on job or deadline issues
  • Maintain all job and production tracking data
  • Ensure efficient workload and time management; adhere to deadlines
  • Create and edit multi-page/multi- section documents using templates and style sheets for presentations, graphs, charts, and other print/design projects
  • Create custom style templates and visual style guide for new presentations as well as update existing templates
  • Proofread completed projects – including data, text and overall content - to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Organizational and coordinating skills, the ability to problem solve, multi-task and handle multiple priorities and changes with professionalism in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member
  • Knowledge of mathematics
  • Willing to learn and grow with the position
  • Consistent in attendance and stable work history
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent design sense and awareness of current design trends
  • Expert knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Excel for charting
  • Knowledge of print design a plus
  • Understands importance of brand and can work within established standards
  • Can interpret complex ideas visually
  • Adaptability and willingness to pitch in where needed
  • Knowledge of both Macintosh and PC platforms, and the ability to work in and convert files on both platforms
  • Possibility of working evenings and weekends as needed

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