Graphic Designer/Production Manager
Best Home Western Canada Magazine - Calgary, AB

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Best Home Western Canada is a tri-annual custom home magazine dedicated to educating our readership as to the innovations and growth of the custom home industry. We are currently seeking a part-time graphic designer/production manager to work alongside the editor-in-chief to design & layout the magazine, develop creative ads for clients, manage corporate social media platforms, and assist in marketing related duties as they arise.

Background Experience:

  • A strong background in preparing final artwork for print
  • Post-secondary desktop publishing, pre-press or graphic design certificate or diploma desirable
  • Extensive experience in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • 2-3 Years of working experience in advertising or graphic design
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest…)
  • Strong portfolio outlining your graphic design related strengths (advertising materials are desirable)

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Produce press ready artwork for print
  • Proficient in Photoshop colour correction
  • Proficient level understanding of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge and a solid understanding of pre-press artwork production, PDF print workflow, colour management and optimizing PDF documents for press and digital delivery
  • Proven design skills: ability to design ads for the magazine
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Humility and the ability to have your work openly critiqued
  • A team player, self-starter, and the ability to think strategically
  • Able to organize, view and approve incoming artwork and photographs for pre-press production
  • Update the website’s homepage with postings based on the magazine’s content
  • HTML, CSS experience and the ability to make changes in a Wordpress environment would be an asset
  • Direct and manage the company’s social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest…), develop new campaigns and ideas to help to attract larger audiences
  • Press check experience desirable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel for managing subscriptions

Please submit resume, portfolio, and desired hourly wage by March 15, 2014.