Graphic Designer
Toronto Star
Toronto, Canada
3h ago

Job Description

The creative services department is looking for a talented, energetic, and optimistic professional to fill the role of Graphic Designer for our North York office.

The ideal candidate has a good understanding of print production and pre-press and is plugged into social media trends and marketing.

Strong interpersonal skills and can-do attitude are fundamentals. The ideal designer can think inside and outside the box and express creativity without being tied to software but rather ideas and execution.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES :

  • Design newspaper and digital advertisements and promotional material.
  • Work with sales representatives to determine and meet their clients’ creative needs.
  • Proof ads to clients and make necessary corrections in a timely fashion.
  • Monitor ad queue and traffic ads and corrections to our production center.
  • Assist production center by clarifying instructions or concerns as well as communicate priorities to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Paginate newspapers and send press-ready PDFs to the printer.
  • Design magazines.
  • Work with the creative services team to develop web presence and maintain web properties.
  • Assist with administrative and housekeeping tasks.
  • Available to work evenings when required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned including PowerPoint presentations, sales sheets, etc.
  • Qualifications

    WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR :

  • Degree or Diploma in Graphic Design or in a related field and / or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, web design, and Microsoft Office in a MAC environment.
  • Powerful people skills and a knack for communicating clearly with a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Highly adaptable, positive, can-do attitude, team player and open to criticism.
  • High degree of initiative, organization and time management skills with extreme attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple assignments.
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