locally owned since 1854

Help Wanted: Graphic Designer

Press And Journal Publications, Inc. Is Now Accepting Applications for:
Graphic Designer (full-time, in-house)


Create visual concepts, by hand or digitally, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. The graphic designer must develop the overall layout and execute production work for advertisements, social media, page layout and specialty projects with little hand-holding. Demonstrated ability to successfully juggle multiple projects at once with utmost organization and precision. Deadline driven yet flexible enough to accommodate last-minute requests. Time management skills are crucial. 


• Takes direction on concepts and design to implement for final output, with highest level of organization

• Designs for print advertising projects—for both Press & Journal clients and in-house special projects

• Communicates with sales force, and if need-be clients, in a professional, friendly manner.

• Works on multiple projects with aggressive deadlines

• Designs for web-based advertisements

• Updates websites, populates social feeds, creates eBlasts

• Incorporates edits recommended by the clients into the final design

• Thoroughly reviews designs for errors before printing or publishing with Creative Director and proofing staff

• Presents all work prior to circulating with Creative Director

• Initial composition of pages including:

• Strict adherence to Corporate Style Guide

• Determining weekly page count

• Placement of advertisements

• Placement of editorial content, as needed

• Required to work in tandem with editor to complete all pages

• Coordinating with following departments to ensure correct placement of advertisements:

• Sales

• Bookkeeping

• Formatting the following for classified page(s):

• Public Notices

• Public Sales

• Copy edits to pages as needed

• Work with editor, prepare approved pages for computer-to-plate process (PDF)

• Calculate and supply circulation department with advertising and editorial percentages

• Archiving content per guidelines

• Keeps organized weekly time sheets


Technical Requirements:

Proficiency in:

• Adobe InDesign

• Adobe Acrobat

• Adobe Photoshop

• Adobe Illustrator

• Must be a MAC user with very good understanding of file and folder structure

Familiar with: 

• Photography: cropping, color correcting, resizing

• Social media

• Website CMS

• iMovie



• 2- to 4-year degree in design-related field and/or relevant work history

• Minimum of 2-4 years experience



• Hourly rate commensurate with experience

• Partial employer paid medical

• Paid vacation

• Major holidays paid

• Short term disability insurance

• 401K with match


Reports to: Creative Director



Please email your cover letter, resume, link to online portfolio and pay requirements to:

No phone calls, please.


Posted 7/17/2017