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Production Artist - Strategic Operations Support (SOS)

Apply Job ID 13332 Date posted Apr. 24, 2019 Location Flower Mound, Texas Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.

Position Overview:

The primary role of the SOS Production Artist is to support the critical print design and production initiatives on behalf of Quad and our clients. The SOS Production Artist should expect to be permanently relocated to one of our client locations or support teams across the U.S. to provide onsite support and ensure Quad’s continued success. This is a perfect opportunity for recent college graduates looking to jumpstart their career in retail marketing, print production and graphic design! Candidates MUST be willing to relocate to support one of our nationwide teams. 

The SOS Production Artist will design new ads, perform modifications to existing ads as needed, and electronically rework, assemble, create and build various print projects in accordance with client specifications. This individual must be creative and be able to multitask on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. These tasks may include, but not be limited to, data entry and type-setting, image manipulation, and art creation or modification.

  • Attend new project turnovers and weekly production meetings as part of client’s creative team
  • Propose creative concept elements for projects
  • Create layout comps and presentation materials as requested
  • Maintain accuracy in page building
  • Create error-free documents
  • Make corrections and modifications to client proofs as requested
  • Prepare client proofs for approval
  • Learn job tracking system and assist in managing projects
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform well and remain organized under tight deadlines
  • Assist in project and/or client customer needs
  • Act as liaison between client and prepress department
  • Assist in finding efficiencies for the department
  • Stay current on graphic trends through continued education, trade shows, seminars, special courses, etc.
Required Qualifications:
  • Willingness to relocate to support one of our nationwide client support teams
  • Travel as required
  • 4-year college education or equivalent in graphic design
  • 2 or more years of experience as a Mac Operator and Graphic Artist
  • Knowledge of printing, prepress and digital processes
  • General understanding and knowledge of e-marketing vehicles and specifications
  • Understanding of general advertising, marketing and media terminology and processes
  • Ability to speak, read and write in the English language
  • Macintosh-based hardware and software systems that include, but are not limited to: 
    Adobe Creative Cloud – InDesign CC, Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, Microsoft Office and Acrobat.
  • Network, internet, email communication systems
  • Laser printing devices
  • Temporary assignments (out-of-town)
Additional Company Information:

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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