Meet SJC. We create, publish and print best-in-class content. As Canada’s largest privately owned communications company, we partner with our clients to provide marketing solutions that inform, inspire and empower audiences across every platform.
Owner and publisher of Canada’s most iconic portfolio of media brands (Toronto Life, Chatelaine and Maclean’s to name a few), we provide incredible reach to an influential audience.
SJC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the last 18 years.
Are you ready to join a forward-thinking, creative and collaborative team? Then come join us at Content in the role of Page Assembly Artist.
You can see how all of the art, copy and graphics all fit together like a puzzle. And when they don’t, you know how to adjust things so they do.
Problem solving is your forte.
As a Page Assembly Artist, you love the challenge of transforming concepts into reality. While you have a strong appreciation for creativity, you’re able to balance this vision with the technical aspects of production.
Creatives rely on you for your experience with deadlines, type safety, color palettes, typographical specifications and so much more.
Adapt / adjust creative concepts and vendor-supplied artwork to production-ready templates / specifications
Work with different project scopes : from postcards and multi-page flyers / catalogues to truck wraps and billboards
Liaise with art directors, designers and copywriters to ensure creative integrity, brand consistency and high quality standards
Produce publication-ready final files and ensure accuracy for print and / or digital channels
Retouch images to improve quality both in print and digital formats
Suggest and apply image improvements, like creating gradients and layers
Review graphics, layouts and fonts before products are completed to high quality standards
Archive published images and graphics upon project completion
Work calmly and efficiently on multiple projects within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Develop an understanding of client brand and communication principles and apply in layout and design work with relevance
Keep up-to-date with trends / improvements in graphic design techniques and software
Education & Qualifications :
Minimum two years of proven work experience as a Production Artist, Graphic Designer or similar role
Superior knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and of printing processes and pre-flighting tools
Experience in retail flyer production is highly valuable
Knowledge of Easy Catalogue’ is an asset
Basic knowledge of HTML and web development systems
Solid understanding of typography, detail-oriented and able to maintain brand consistencies
Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and astute with e-communication
Strong organizational / planning skills, with the ability to manage workload issues and prioritize project needs efficiently
Positive working relationships built throughout the organization with a professional attitude
Action-oriented and a self-starter who is reliable, full of energy, and enjoys challenges
Must be reliable and willing to put in extra time as required to meet project deadlines
If this sounds like you, apply below!
Amaze our customers : We put our customers’ evolving needs at the heart of the business and inspire through our ideas, quality and service.
Be relentlessly curious : We take the initiative to learn, try new things and brainstorm the next big idea.
Respect every individual as equal : We value diversity as the means to creativity and cultivate a collaborative environment where everyone belongs.
Innovate and adapt with urgency : Forward-thinking and flexible, we react quickly and boldly to change.
Contribute to our community : We apply our resources and passions to make a difference for people and our planet.
Health and Dental Benefits
Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and online health & wellness resources with Homewood Health
Scholarship program for employees’ children
Exclusive employee magazine subscription rates
1-year complimentary Toronto Life Insider membership
Discounted annual GoodLife membership
Perkopolis Perk Program and employee pricing at major retailers
Accommodations at SJC