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Presentation Specialist

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Seeking highly experienced PowerPoint and Keynote specialist and presentations production facilitator with a talent for visual layout and an ability to meet tight deadlines. Will design/format/optimize presentations according to Illumina style guidelines. Candidate should have a passion for translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used, while also appealing to our customers aesthetically and persuasively. This position will work closely with department staff including designers, art directors, copywriters, and multimedia producer to ensure that presentations remain within brand guidelines.

Required skills:

5-7 years of experience using PowerPoint, Keynote, and Excel in a life sciences, healthcare communications, pharmaceutical, or corporate setting
Must have conceptual skills as it pertains to presentations with emphasis on accuracy and quality, and a critical eye in terms of aesthetics and design
Must be an expert in PowerPoint, including master slide templates: slide transitions, custom illustrations, embedding video, animated complex content
Must be proficient in Keynote, including formatting for iPad
Degree in communications, digital media, or design preferred but not essential
Must be capable of working efficiently on a Mac as well as a PC
Must be proficient in Adobe CS6 Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat


Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information
Must have ability to work at quick pace and have strong multi-tasking skills
Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills are necessary
Ability to create a diverse set of infographics a plus
Knowledge of multimedia software and experience with video editing a plus
Prior agency presentation experience desired
Ability to bring best practices for presentations
Ability to create formal presentation style guides from brand guidelines


Other Essential functions include:

Collaborates with Brand and Creative Communications department to support Corporate and Product Marketing, Executives, and other teams to define project elements and translate written or verbal concepts into visual story
Shows an ability to reformat quantitative data and enhance visual formatting within PowerPoint or Keynote
Receives and works on projects at any stage of their development and/or complete revisions of existing materials
A solid understanding of current trends in typography, layout, image handling and color is a must
Possess the ability and desire to be a team player and work across departments to find creative solutions.
Meets with team, as required, to ensure timely and accurate completion of assigned projects
Completes other administrative tasks when required and in a timely manner
On occasion late evenings or weekend support may be required
Some travel may be required

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