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FSView and Florida Flambeau position for Content Specialist – Graphic Design

Published August 8, 2012

The Content Specialist (CS) generates and formats content for publication. CS’s work across various platforms, focusing on the needs of Editors, Multimedia Consultants and Management. Responsible for maintaining and building upon an existing database of photos, graphics and display elements for the publication as a whole, CS’s are well versed in digital and print design techniques.

• Print design (newspaper, house promo) as assigned by Editorial, Sales and Management.
• Web design/maintenance (website, digital media) as assigned by Editorial, Sales and Management.
• Photography.
• Video.
• Journalistic writing (captions, quotes, headlines).
• All other tasks as assigned.
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary element of this job. Applicants should be able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
Experience: Graphic design and basic photography experience required. Website design and digital video experience preferred.

Skills: Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, CMYK and basic HTML required. CSS and advanced website coding preferred.
Strong understanding of visual arts required. Appreciation of journalism/current events preferred.
Successful candidates will be capable of interpreting the needs of Multimedia Consultants and Editors while understanding space and technical limitations makes Problem Solving an important factor. Communications and Interpersonal Skills allow CS’s to meet the needs of different departments. CS’s may be charged with assisting clients seeking to advertise and will certainly be charged with basic reporting in accordance with assignments from Editorial.
Successful candidates will have the ability to function in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment, including communication with general public as required by news assignments. Ability to handle internal issues with diplomacy and tact. Ability to work on several projects at one time.