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Job Title:   SR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
San Diego Zoo - Mission Valley
139014
Days
Graphics
40
With Benefits

JOB DESCRIPTION:
THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY
**San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace**


 
Deadline to apply:  Tuesday, February 12, 2013  by 9:30pm Pacific Standard Time

(Exempt position)  with benefits.  Salary commensurate with experience.  
 

 
                   "Put Your Passion For Wildlife To Work"

 
 PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Senior Graphic Designer will perform all job assignments with a positive attitude that reflects San Diego Zoo Global’s mission and vision of connecting people to wildlife and conservation and pursues green/conservation practices when feasible. The Senior Graphic Designerwill work with the Design Manager and Creative Content Manager to create and maintain both traditional and digital deliverables;
this includes the layout of a cover story to the concept behind a full interactive feature, determining audio and video supporting elements, and creating opportunities to engage readers through social media. This position reports to the department Design Manager.
  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provides the concept and design
  • Maintains multiple layouts for ZOONOOZ magazine in printed and digital forms
  • Works closely with the communications team to create engaging layouts
  • Understands publication workflow from design to prepress
  • Keeps San Diego Zoo Global’s member publication ZOONOOZ fresh and up-to-date
  • Provides the concept interactive features within iPad specific versions of ZOONOOZ
  • Directs photo and video shoots
  • Designs changes, corrections, and additions
  • Collaborates with internal and external departments
  • Works closely with creative content team
  • Adheres to all SDZG and department policies and practices
  • Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • Stays up-to-date with San Diego Zoo Global’s member publication ZOONOOZ and available on a variety of platforms including print, web, and mobile devices
  • Works closely with the communications team to create engaging layouts that connect readers to wildlife and conservation and promote Zoo and Park events, activities, and products
  • Directs photo and video shoots to bring highlighted events, feature articles, and internal advertising to life on both printed and digital pages
  • Provides the concept and design infographics to present topics visually
  • Collaborates with internal and external departments to identify needs and deliver design solutions
  • Works closely with creative content team through all stages of production to complete text and designs changes, corrections, and additions using K4 workflow tools
  • Completes and packages all files for traditional press delivery
  • Completes and tracks all changes and updates to digital version of ZOONOOZ and works with membership department on delivery and fulfillment
  •  Creates, manages, and fulfills publication workflows with short production cycles and multiple, overlapping deadlines

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS

Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
 

QUALIFICATIONS

Examples of representative qualifications include anAssociate Degree in Graphic Design, or equivalent specialized training; requires considerable experience such as four or more of brand, print, and interactive redesigns; Design experience for a major publication is a plus; a valid California driver license.
 
Knowledge of:
  • User experience principles and how to effectively incorporate them into page designs
  • K4 highly desired
Ability to:
  • Create, manage, and fulfill publication workflows
  • Meet multiple, overlapping deadlines
  • Be proficient in the use Adobe CS programs preferably InDesign
  • Use Adobe Digital Publication Suite (Adobe DPS)
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Travel as needed
 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work in a busy, creative, fast-paced, deadline-driven, and highly team-oriented office environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Move light to moderately heavy materials approximately 25-35 lbs; prolonged sitting and computer use. 
 
ALL EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING A DRUG TEST.
SOME EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.
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