Director of Creative Services

Director of Creative Services

Job Summary

The Director of Creative Services is responsible for the planning and execution of all graphic design and other creative services for Rural Media Group.

Job Responsibilities

  • Fosters collaboration between Creative Services, Marketing/Communications, Magazine, Website, On-Air and Sales departments to determine the nature and contents of the projects to be developed.
  • Submit projects to the requesting department head for review and make necessary corrections.
  • Constructs and assembles mock up projects to confirm concept/direction of the project.
  • Manages the creation of concepts, graphics and any visual elements from draft to final project.
  • Determines appropriate means to produce the desired visual effect and the production methods.
  • Create product spec sheets.
  • Manages the development of original art and design in accordance with the RMG brand and manages each project through to a successful completion.
  • Provides leadership in the area of graphic design as marketing plans are being created, and strategies and tactics are being identified.
  • Prepares and delivers effective presentations.
  • Sources and manages vendor relationships related to the creative process.
  • Creates accurate files and other necessary materials for successful execution of graphic projects, and maintains timely, organized photo and electronic filing system of all graphic materials.
  • Coordinates all photo shoots and related assignments.
  • Determines graphic infrastructure needs for computers, software, storage, etc., and makes recommendations when changes are necessary.
  • Serves as the senior design expert for all materials.
  • Manages all creative projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, English or Communications or a related discipline and at least 7 years' of related experience is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Able to recognize and produce trendsetting designs that will appeal to our audience.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills necessary.
  • Superior knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is a MUST.
  • Multi-task effectively, working quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment.
  • Organized, detailed, excellent communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and ability to work on a team while handling multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Knowledge of RFD-TV's rural programming a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat is necessary.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights, holidays and weekends if needed.
  • Applicant must be detail oriented.
  • On-site attendance I required of this position.
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