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  • Production Artist

    Job ID
    2019-4894
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Marketing & Communications
    Location
    US-CA-Torrance
  • Overview

    Keenan’s Marketing department is seeking a production artist who is an expert at using Adobe Indesign CC styles with at least 4 years of experience with styles in multi-page documents. The artist will be a key reviewer of formatting and consistency in benefit materials; experience in benefit communications is preferred. We’re looking for an innovator who likes to problem solve and uncover better, more efficient ways to improve processes. The artist must adhere to deadlines and ensure materials are delivered print-ready to our Production Specialist or vendor on-time.

    Responsibilities

    Keenan’s Marketing department is seeking a production artist who is an expert at using Adobe Indesign CC styles with at least 4 years of experience with styles in multi-page documents. (Examples must be provided.) The artist will be a key reviewer of formatting and consistency in benefit materials; experience in benefit communications is preferred. Completion of edits must be precise and attention to detail is crucial. We’re looking for an innovator who likes to problem solve and uncover better, more efficient ways to improve processes. The artist must adhere to deadlines and ensure materials are delivered print-ready to our Production Specialist or vendor on-time. A significant amount of multi-tasking is required so we would prefer a candidate who is comfortable in a fast-paced environment. A degree or certification in communications or graphic design is preferred. Experience creating and working with styles in Microsoft Word is desirable.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

     

    • Responsible for executing and expanding creative collateral set forth by in-house design team including extensive text and table edits.
    • Key reviewer for all marketing materials. Ensure that materials are delivered with the utmost quality and assists graphic design manager with final proofing.
    • Increase efficiency and ensure precise and timely delivery of assets and mechanicals.
    • Communicates with print vendor on file preparations and facilitates delivery to the printer or project manager.
    • Create graphics for print, working within style guidelines or independently.
    • Photo editing/manipulation and retouching.
    • All other duties as assigned.

     

    MINIMUM SUGGESTED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Minimum of 4-5 years production design work experience required.
    • Degree or certification in communications or graphic design preferred.
    • Require attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong visual literacy and understanding of typography, color theory, composition and layout.
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Has experience delegating work to junior design staff.
    • Ability to handle multiple projects successfully and meet deadlines.

     SOFTWARE: Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Adept at accessing business data from the Internet when required. Intermediate to advance knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat software is preferred. Proficient in print production on a large format printer within 60 days.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use manual dexterity, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 

     

    REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and to interpret a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normally not exposed to conditions that are discomforting or disagreeable.

     

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