Graphic Design & Visual Communications Specialist

Champaign, IL
Full Time
Experienced
The Graphic Design & Visual Communications Specialist will work in collaboration with the Manager Marketing Special Projects & Shared Services to develop strategic visual communications for Stratum shareholders and member audiences and portray a positive awareness of their brand and services. The Graphic Design & Visual Communications Specialist is responsible for producing high-quality and volume multimedia messaging and other digital marketing materials in adherence to current brand standards using industry-standard software programs.


Principal Responsibilities
  • Assists with the design, development, creation of content.
  • Supports the development and publication of work through design of print, graphic or digital deliverables.
  • Designs and creates computer-based, web-based or multimedia-based layouts, graphics, animation and/or content.
  • Uses graphic design computer software and tools to compose original images for branding, marketing collateral, training material, etc.
  • Contributes to brainstorming and development of design content and collateral.
  • Utilizes design principles, industry best practices and current trends using emerging technologies in new media.
  • Solicits and analyzes feedback to increase effectiveness of design.
  • Supports departmental staff in the following applications: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office.
  • Create and develop multimedia (audio/video) content for patient stories, organization announcements, promotions, product marketing, recruitment, corporate training and other enterprise-wide projects.
  • Execute quality video and sound projects from start to finish, including but not limited to planning, shooting, importing, editing and exporting.
  • Script, storyboard, budget, allocate resources, set deadlines and select optimal forms of media for projects.
  • Coordinate logistics of video shoots (scout, select and reserve locations, involve additional talent, inventory and transport equipment, assess power needs, etc.).
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

Education/Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, marketing, communications, journalism or related concentration is required.
  • Experience or training in graphic design is preferred.
  • Experience with post-production responsibilities such as digital video editing, still and motion graphics design, and video compression for multiple delivery platforms is required.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in marketing, journalism or related field is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Expertise with small format mixers, compression, EQ, effects processors, audio recording techniques for studio and field, multi-track and waveform editing is required.
  • Familiarity with design programs.
  • Ability to coordinate production of printed designs with vendors.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and simultaneous projects and work well in fast-paced environment with attention to detail are required.
  • Photography or videography skills are not required.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere and MS Office is required. Other Adobe Creative Suite experience is preferred.

Working Environment
  • Exciting, challenging and growing team environment that requires delivery of accurate, creative, timely and cost-effective solutions.
  • Normal office environment.
  • Virtual office environment available.
  • Computer intensive.
  • Some medium lifting and bending.
  • Moderate travel required.

 
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