Creative Services Designer
Washington DC Contract Sep 18, 2023
Employment Enterprises, Inc. is currently working with one of the world’s largest scientific organizations that is a leader in providing academic and career resources, industry news, and scientific publications. We are searching for a Creative Services Designer to help the creative team elevate our journalism through thoughtful editorial experience design. You will work closely with journalists in developing and processing artwork Including photographs, illustrations, and graphics for upcoming stories and designing engaging feature and news page print layouts for our weekly newsmagazine. 
Creative Services Designer Responsibilities:
  • Process incoming artwork vetting images and graphics submitted by writers and editors and assisting in photo research of images from photo agencies and stock image sites for upcoming stories.
  • Assist in preparing and repurposing images, graphics, and ad materials for web, mobile, and social media presentations. 
  • Design print layouts for weekly newsmagazine, including feature layouts and news pages as well as the meetings program pages and news pages.
  • Assist in layout of pages within other sections as needed.
  • Collaborate with writers, editors, and other designers to create engaging print layouts and brainstorm ideas for layout and art treatments for upcoming stories. 
  • Attend weekly production meetings and daily news meetings as needed. 
  • Assist in creating graphics, including chemical structures, reaction schemes, and data driven charts.
  • Edit, label, and make changes to maps, charts, line art, chemical structures, and other art provided by outside sources.
  • Support print production, including managing ads for weekly issues and creating ad layouts for full-page ads and placement of partial ads in production system.
  • Supply ad pages with metadata to ensure correct output to all print and digital channels.
  • Support production of custom publishing and native advertising materials.
  • Design whitepapers and sponsored content articles as needed. 
  • Create classifieds display and line ads, including sending proofs to Sales & Marketing team and making changes to ads.
  • Produce Classified ad pages in Adobe InDesign and production system.
  • Coordinate production schedule with other members of the design team and the production/editing group.

Creative Services Designer Qualifications:
  • Four (4+) years’ experience designing print layouts, preferably in a publishing or editorial environment.  
  • Knowledge and experience in print publishing workflows and technologies.
  • Proficiency with common visual design tools, especially Adobe Indesign but also Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • An eye for visual detail, and a drive for designing great print layouts that serve the story and entice our audience to keep reading. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to describe your ideas, brainstorm with a group, and draw feedback from colleagues.
  • Ability to take a design through our production process, including iterating and updating designs based upon user needs and stakeholder feedback.
  • Experience handling multiple projects and meeting tight production deadlines as well as flexibility for last-minute changes.
  • Experience in media, journalism, or publishing, with an emphasis on creating print layouts that support storytelling is a big plus.
  • Experience with the K4 publishing system is a big plus.
Pay range $45.00-$47.00.
What we offer:
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Medical and dental benefits for qualifying professionals
  • Flex spending account
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Voluntary Supplemental Insurance

“Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Employment Enterprises, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, assign, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, U.S. Veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.”