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Junior Graphic Designer

Advantage Media Group | ForbesBooks has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Graphic Designer. Advantage works with top tier business professionals to position, promote, and market them as the thought leader and expert in their industry, community, or marketplace.

The mission of the Junior Graphic Designer is to support and contribute to the publishing design team in an effort to create book designs from concept to completion. You must be a highly detail-oriented and hard-working individual, capable of pivoting between multiple projects on a daily basis.

Each book we publish serves as a calling card for our professional clients. Their reputation is judged by the quality of their book. You must continually strive to improve the creative design process and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative and creative environment.

The outcomes expected of this individual are:

  •  Develop clean, readable graphics for 50+ books
  •  Conduct internal revisions prior to author's final approval.
  •  Perform quality assurance checklists to 100% of design files prior to upload.
  •  Prepare all files for press.
  •  Prepare cover files for marketing and distribution.
  •  Clean and organize project folders.
  •  Manage internal stock photo catalog.
  •  Conduct revisions to all books in Advantage's back catalog
  •  Complete 10+ book cover and interior layouts by end of first year
  •  Miscellaneous design and production tasks
  •  General support for senior graphic design team

Competencies (These are MUSTs):

  • Attention to Detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Creativity and Innovation. Generates new and innovative approaches to problems.
  • Excellent Communication Skills. Highly skilled at advising, coaching and strategizing on the phone and in-person with business professional clients.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Problem Solving Mindset. Flexible attitude to test new approaches and adjust activities in order to solve unique client challenges.
  • Teamwork. Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  •  Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related major
  •  Previous graphic design internship / job experience
  •  Experience in the book publishing industry a plus
  •  Thorough understanding of graphic design, design principles, layout, composition, and color
  •  Mastery of skills with Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  •  Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to quality
  •  World class customer service

 

This position is in our Charleston, SC office and will report to a senior graphic designer.

Advantage is an entrepreneurial, high growth company with opportunity for advancement and lots of upward mobility. Professional development programs offered. We offer great Vacation/PTO benefits, a great Medical/Dental program, 401K program with company contribution and other nice perks. We highly value and respect our Team Members.

 

Advantage was proudly named one of the 2013, 2014 & 2015 Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

 

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