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Visual Designer, Content Studio

As part of the most distinguished news source in the Pacific Northwest, The Seattle Times Content Studio is the division of the Advertising Department that creates custom content for our advertising customers, making deeper connections and fostering loyalty with content that goes beyond traditional advertising.

Our Seattle Times Content Studio team is actively looking for a multi-hyphenate Visual Designer who can make innovative design solutions for a range of creative/advertising and product needs, including print/digital collateral, ad campaigns, email, websites, interactive applications and even cutting the occasional short video. You will need to be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment, able to juggle many different types of projects at once – from interactives, to print supplements, to websites, to video series – and create a quality product. We’re only looking for people with excellent design taste who want to do work that stands out.

Please note: while this is a remote position, occasional work in office may be required once normal operation resumes. Applicants should be current (or future) residents of the Puget Sound or Washington state.

 

Responsibilities

  • Creates original visual design concepts and solutions for a range of applications, including creative/advertising collateral, promotional materials, print/digital advertising, email communications, user experience, interactive media, video and websites.
  • Produces design concepts, scenarios, storyboards, prototypes, mockups, iconography systems, graphic files, style guides, interactive media, and specifications. Provides production design support, including graphic manipulation, file optimization, and related tasks; troubleshoots issues with design production.
  • Collaborates on user experience design solutions and leverages user experience design created by other design staff, including user flows, wireframes, design documentation, marketing communications, interactive prototypes, and code/interaction standards.
  • Builds strong collaborative relationships within the creative team and across the department, demonstrating high levels of accountability, problem-solving and partnership. Communicates conceptual ideas and design rationale to design partners and project teams. Provides and responds to constructive feedback from design and project team partners and leadership.
  • Works within internal processes for design development and review; facilitates project management efforts of design and project leads.
  • Collaborates with other teams to define and enforce appropriate standards in user experience, brand expression, and quality assurance. Creates and adheres to brand and design style/interaction guides.
  • Works closely with Creative Director on concepts for short and long form video series.

 

Qualifications

  • Experience: Minimum of three years’ experience designing advertising materials for both print and digital media. At least two years of web design or user experience design creating user-friendly interactive solutions for websites and digital marketing. Must have a strong portfolio of work that demonstrates range and talent in graphic design (for both print and digital media), and solid web production skills.
  • Education: four-year degree in graphic design, web design, web development, or interaction design preferred, or comparable professional work experience.
  • Fluency with InDesign/Illustrator and PS is essential.
  • Some video editing skills desired.
  • Ability to work in Premiere is also preferred.
  • Familiarity with entering content into a CMS, basic Photoshop and Premiere skills, and MS Word/Excel knowledge necessary.
  • Demonstrates strong graphic design and creative leadership abilities, with significant emphasis on advertising and marketing communications.
  • Strong conceptual skills, a critical eye for detail and the ability to translate complex concepts into successful design/messaging solutions for both print and digital.
  • Experienced collaborating creatively with writers, other designers and interactive developers.
  • Strong graphic design skills in typography, layout, color, and use of imagery.
  • Basic knowledge of web standards, accessibility, and browser compatibility.
  • Skilled at designing within technology frameworks and with standard web technologies such as HTML and CSS. XHTML, jQuery, and Javascript. Familiarity designing and working with WordPress desired.

 

With over two times the visitors of any other local media website, Seattle Times Media Solutions digital agency partners with advertisers as the digital solution for their local marketing needs. We leverage 123 years of Pulitzer-prize winning coverage to help local and national advertisers connect with their customers. We reach more Northwest adults than any other local media company with our full suite of services: Print and Digital Display, Mobile, Social, SEM/SEO, Programmatic, Branded Content, Web Services, Direct Mail, and much more.

 

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