Web Designer / Graphic Designer

My City Magazine seeks a new team member with web design experience and a solid portfolio of graphic design work. This is a full-time position for a creative and experienced individual who can work with our team to achieve our digital goals, as well as contribute to layouts and production of our printed magazines.

WHO WE ARE

My City is a prestigious publication in print since 2013, one of two monthly magazines produced by a 25-year-old Flint, MI-based publishing company. In addition to a nationally-circulated B2B magazine our team also works on a vast array of graphic and web design projects related to our magazines and for our design studio clients. To view the publications, visit mycitymag.com and istmagazine.com.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Write well-designed, testable, efficient code using best software development practices.
  • Create website layout/user interface using standard HTML/CSS practices.
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases.
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • Create and maintain software documentation.
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site.
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities.
  • Cooperate with graphic designers to match visual design intent.
  • Develop creative concepts for various print and interactive media from start to finish with excellence.
  • Use strong storytelling/layout, graphics and typography skills.
  • Assist with production including creation of press-ready files and quality control.
  • Manage schedules for printed products as well as website and social media activity.
  • Work under regular deadlines while working independently.
  • Protect and enhance brand identity.

YOUR SKILLS

Essential

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Web Design, Graphic Design or related field preferred)
  • At least 2 years of professional web/graphic design experience
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML/CSS, PHP and Javascript
  • Fluency in the Windows operating system and programs, with extensive knowledge of Adobe Software including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator and Acrobat
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
  • Basic knowledge of SEO process
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently

Preferred

  • Magazine production experience
  • Editorial layout experience
  • A strong foundation for the proper use of typography, color theory and design balance
  • Standout editorial layouts in portfolio
  • Familiarity with the Greater Flint area and social culture a plus

WORKING CONDITIONS

In-person; normal office environment/art department. Primary office location in Flint, MI (moving to Fenton, MI October 22.)

TO APPLY

Please submit your cover letter and resume along with salary requirements and samples of your work in PDF format (10MB or smaller) and include a link to your online portfolio.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $20.00 per hour

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