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Charleston, SC | Full Time
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Job Description

Advantage|ForbesBooks has an exciting opportunity for a Graphic Designer with experience in marketing and book design. Advantage works with top tier business professionals to position, promote, and market them as the thought leader and expert in their industry, community, or marketplace.

The mission of the Graphic Designer is to work with Advantage | Forbes Books’ Production  team to develop and design book covers and interiors for a wide variety of clients. In addition to this role, the designer will also create marketing deliverables in an effort to expand the company’s reach and improve its standing in the public space. You must be a highly creative, innovative designer capable of producing visually stunning work. You must also be comfortable working on a project in every stage, from conception to production and also be comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously. 

Expected Outcomes

  • Design book covers, interior layouts, and ebooks.
  • Work with the Advantage|ForbesBooks’ Marketing team on various print-based marketing collateral, including brochures, sell sheets, magazines, and event promotions. 
  • Design and update marketing collateral for other brands within the Advantage Media Group family, including mLive and others as needed.

Competencies

  • Attention to Detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Creativity and Innovation. Generates new and innovative approaches to problems.
  • Excellent Communication Skills. Highly skilled at advising, coaching and strategizing on the phone and in-person with business professional clients.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Problem Solving Mindset. Flexible attitude to test new approaches and adjust activities in order to solve unique client challenges.
  • Teamwork. Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.

Preferred Skills and Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related major
  • Minimum of three years graphic design working experience
  • Thorough understanding of graphic design, design principles, layout, composition, and color
  • A ‘No Job is Too Small’ attitude. Be willing to not only develop concepts from scratch, but make updates to templates and other pre-design materials. 
  • Mastery of skills with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Detailed knowledge and technical proficiency with offset printing and pre-press requirements

Candidates will be required to show a portfolio, demonstrating relevant experience and skills.

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment and may also be remote working in a home office. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This position is a three day in office / two day remote position with high end equipment.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, use hands and fingers to operate a computer, keyboard, and telephone. Near visual acuity is required in order to work with computers. 
  • May occasionally require the employee to stoop, kneel, or crouch. Employee should be able to sit for an extended period of time.
  • Employee may be occasionally required to perform light to moderate lifting of office supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Advantage | ForbesBooks is an entrepreneurial, high growth company with opportunity for advancement and lots of upward mobility. Professional development programs offered. We offer great Vacation/PTO benefits, a great Medical/Dental/Vision program, 401(k) with company contribution and other nice perks. Advantage has a solid reputation for being a great place to work and we highly value the commitment and contribution of those on our team.  

This position is located in our Charleston, South Carolina office. Team Members are eligible for health, dental and vision benefits the first day of the month after thirty (30) days of employment. Eligibility for all other benefits is at ninety (90) days of employment.

 

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