550 S. Caldwell St.
Charlotte , NC
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Premedia Design Specialist

Posted on August 30, 2017

The Charlotte Observer has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our dynamic and forward-thinking team as a Premedia Design Specialist. We provide the culture, tools, and environment for you to achieve unlimited success by offering great ideas and creation executions to local businesses.


Primary Responsibilities:

·         Oversee and project-manage digital creative development.  

·         Build and/or traffic digital banner ads, including rich media, video, landing pages and email blasts.

·         Build and/or traffic print ads including direct marketing and sales collateral.

·         Make accurate changes to layouts and advertisements.

·         Deliver error-free files to end user.

·         Coordinate with a variety of staff to ensure all deliverable, drop date and/or press deadlines are met.


Key Competencies:

·         Must be able to prioritize workload effectively as well as demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and on tight deadlines without compromising performance or accuracy.

·         Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of graphic design principles, and various page layouts, illustration, and photographic editing software packages and web page design.

·         Must be a highly creative individual and excellent attention to detail.

·         Strong leadership, project management, and communication skills.

·         Comfortable working on digital & print projects that include building/layout of advertisements & designing sales collateral.


Job Requirements:

·         Bachelor's degree preferred.

·         5+ years of graphic design experience in graphic design.

·         Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Miro Video Converter and other Windows and Mac based computer software to assist with making layout (graphic & text) revision, photos, editing videos for digital banners, video pre-roll & vector drawing with an eye for detail.

·         Strong leadership, project management and communication skills.


The fulltime position includes a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. The Charlotte Observer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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