The Oakland Press

Troy , MI

Graphic Designer / Layout Coordinator

The Oakland Press
Troy, MI Full-time
Posted on March 27, 2019

Graphic Designer / Layout Coordinator

Full Time Description: The Oakland Press has an immediate opening for a full time Graphic Designer / Layout Coordinator in our Prepress Hub. The Layout Coordinator/Graphic Artist will be responsible for laying out Digital First Media publications including newspaper, shoppers, classified sections and more.

Job Responsibilities:

Include but not limited to the following list and the employee may be asked to perform other duties as needed.

  • Designs/builds newspaper advertisements/spec ads/flyers and special section covers.
  • Ability to paginate/flow copy for special sections
  • Layout of Classified pages and obitituaries
  • Newpaper layout using Brainworks and PGL (Page Layout) ensuring ads are dummied accurately in accordance with color positions and special placement requests.
  • Accurately determine product size following advertising to editorial ratios for newspaper layout.
  • Communicate with editorial and printing press departments to ensure that color positions and page counts are correct for the publications.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong computer skills in both Mac and PC platforms.
  • 2+ years experience using Indesign and Photoshop
  • Works independently and under tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work well with others and to follow through with close attention to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Experience with Brainworks, PGL (Page Layout) preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to work all shifts including Holidays and weekends
  • Associates Degree or similar experience

We offer competitive compensation and a complete benefits package including medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k), and paid vacations.