Graphic Designer

Working from agreed design briefs, graphic designers use text and images to communicate information and ideas.

Gain relevant experience, build up a portfolio and become familiar with the modern industry.
— CR Productions

Graphic designers/artists design graphics for use in media products such as videos, labels, advertising, and signage.

Typical activities include:

  • Developing concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites
  • Determining size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and font style and size
  • Preparing rough drafts of material based on an agreed brief
  • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements if required
  • Liaising with external printers on a regular basis to ensure deadlines are met and material is printed to the highest quality

Key skills for graphic designers

  • Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software
  • Exceptional creativity and innovation
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines

Qualifications and training required

While entry is open to non-graduates, preference will be given to those with relevant degrees. A degree in graphic design is advantageous although other art and design subjects will be accepted.

You will need work experience and a portfolio of work to show. This can be obtained through internships and passion work. We expect a good knowledge of design software, such as PhotoShop, InDesign or Illustrator plus photo-editing software.

Writer / Social Media Coordinator

WRITER / SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

Temp-to-Perm onsite marketing position available.

The Writer/Social Media Coordinator will write, review and edit marketing material and coordinate social media activities for the organization. This role will work collaboratively with staff from across the organization to promote their goals and messages while maintaining and aligning with corporate message and image. This person will play a pivotal role in executing and refining Luminex' credibility and build communities to create integrated marketing campaigns ensuring consistency in voice and brand.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Understand the goal, audience, and message of a campaign and create copy to suit. Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services. 
  • Research, write, edit and proof all levels of copy included headlines and body copy, for all online, offline, external and internal needs.
  • Build and implement social media programs that ensure appropriate messaging is executed online, to support corporate goals, incorporating Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Slideshare, Google+, etc.
  • Monitor social media groups, trends, tools, and applications and recommend actions/next steps.
  • Work closely with colleagues across the organization to develop and post content to social networking sites.
  • Regularly report insights gained from social media monitoring to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitor and engage in brand-related online conversations.
  • Monitor the company's social media performance usage reports and tracking search engine results. 
  • Use creative thinking and initiative to analyze site performance metrics and make recommendations on content, site design or features to improve effectiveness of web content and/or applications.
  • Respond to social media inquiries about online activities in a timely and courteous fashion.
  • Provide support to other team members on online promotions (such as Hubspot/Wordpress, Google, AdWords campaigns and email marketing).

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • - Technical knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, metrics, and tracking
  • - Project management and organization skills
  • - Learns quickly and able to change in fast paced environment
  • - Ability to handle the pressure of meeting tight deadlines
  • - Minimum 2 years related professional experience

Bonus:

  • - BS degree in Journalism, PR, Communications, IT or related field
  • - Web publishing experience
  • - Experience managing communications through website planning, management, and production
  • - Life science or clinical diagnostic experience preferred
  • - Minimum 2 years experience as a writer or social media coordinator
  • - 90% onsite, 10% travel

Intern

Gain relevant experience, build up a portfolio and become familiar with the modern industry.
— CR Productions

CR Productions is looking for one or two college students to join us for a Fall Internship that focuses on Marketing, Social Media, Graphic Design and Web Development.

This is a UNPAID internship except for candidates with a qualifying portfolio (see below).

Requirements:

  • Available for at least 15 hours a week
  • Reliable transportation
  • Punctual, responsible and prepared to work
  • Comfortable speaking on the phone
  • Natural aptitude for organization
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word, Social Media Platforms
  • Extremely comfortable with technology
  • Expert Googler
  • Follows application instructions at bottom of listing

Nice-to-haves:

  • Photoshop experience / photo editing experience
  • Photography skills
  • Advanced Excel knowledge
  • InDesign knowledge

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with developing content for clients be it copywriting, design or web development (topic of focus depends on your degree path)
  • Managing media lists
  • Research
  • Pulling reports
  • Data Entry
  • Assisting with photo shoots
  • Typical intern gopher / grunt-work stuff (Like hey, here's $20 run to Office Depot and get some whiteout)

What you'll get out of the internship:

  • You will learn a great deal about what it's like to work at an agency
  • You will fill in your knowledge gaps of the practical day-to-day dealings with clients that you don't get to experience in college
  • You'll get to shadow the owners of the agency and work closely with the staff on real projects
  • Seriously, you'll learn a lot of valuable skills and if you do a great job get an excellent reference for after graduation
  • Occasional free lunch

Misc:

  • Casual office environment
  • Most of our clients are local, so we typically work with them via phone, email, and in-person.

Paid versus Unpaid Internship

  • This is an unpaid internship except for stellar intern candidates. For those candidates, this internship pays $8-$10/hr
  • For paid internships, applicants must have a portfolio, past work experience of any type and a positive reference from either a previous employer or a professor.

To Apply:

  • Send your Resume to crproductions4k@gmail.com
    • If you have a portfolio include a PDF of your portfolio with your resume or a link to it in the cover letter field.
  • Attach a page to you resume with a paragraph containing a few sentences about a brand you admire. There is no wrong answer. Applicants who do not provide a response will not be considered.