Senior Designer (experience designing marketing campaigns)

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THE OPPORTUNITY

 

To work in a fun and energetic environment on some of the biggest, most recognizable brands in children’s publishing.


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


The position reports directly to the Director of Creative Services in the Trade Marketing department. Working with the Creative Director and a team of copywriters and designers, the Sr. Design Lead is responsible for creating a wide range of materials to promote children’s books for toddlers, middle-graders, and teens in support of our marketing, publicity, sales, and conventions teams.

 

The ideal candidate is creative, self-motivated, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment independently and within a team. The ideal candidate should also be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to multitask. They must be able to conceptualize, communicate, and execute design solutions based on initial strategic direction, give design direction to junior staff, and manage/recruit outside freelancers. Excellent typography skills and experience building files to finished production standards using the most current Adobe Creative Suite programs are a must.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conceive/produce/collaborate great ideas and design based on creative briefs and marketing strategy
  • Lead creative briefings and brainstorming sessions while contributing creative and logistical solutions
  • Develop design concepts independently and collaboratively, working closely with all levels of the creative team, including project managers, and art directors
  • Design a wide variety of print materials, including advertisements, logos, posters, postcards, POP, bookmarks, event invitations, signage, catalogs, and sell sheets
  • Design a variety of digital marketing assets including website banner ads, graphics, and social media posts
  • Prepare print and digital files for production

 

HOW YOU CAN FIT

  • BA/BFA in Graphic Design
  • 7+ years of experience in print and digital graphic design
  • A mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) and a strong understanding of the production process for both print and web; motion graphic and video experience a plus
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to multitask, shift priorities when needed, work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and react quickly and smoothly to changes
  • Ability to present ideas and communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Meticulous attention to design detail and quality
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff, offer and receive design feedback in a group setting
  • Lead direction and give creative feedback to junior team members and manage outside freelancers
  • Ability to take initial direction and then execute independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong conceptual planning, creative design, and typography skills
  • Composed and flexible under pressure
  • Interest in book publishing and children’s brands; familiarity with children’s book publishing a plus

 

WHO WE ARE
 
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services  that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online.  True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.
 
Some benefits that we offer:
 
•  100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
•  Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
•  Tuition Reimbursement
•  Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount 
 
Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.

 

 


Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.


Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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