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Marketing Coordinator

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mitchell College has one Marketing Coordinator position available in the Enrollment Management Department. This position reports to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and is responsible for developing and carrying out the collateral, awareness, branding, fulfillment, and other communication and marketing needs of the Enrollment Department using multiple channels of communication including but not limited to the internet, print media, advertisement, and social media. The incumbent must be versatile in project management, publication development, and web design and will need to employ graphic design experience in the later role. Work will support lead generation, conversion and yield of prospective students. On a time available basis, the position will support marketing and communication requests from other Departments. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Required Education and Experience

  • BA/BS degree in business, marketing, communications or journalism required, advanced degrees are preferred. Alternative degree fields will be considered if accompanied by equivalent experience (depending on nature and depth of experience as it relates to current Mitchell College business needs)
  • Knowledge and experience of brand management, direct marketing, market segmentation, project management, process improvement. Initiative, planning skills, attention to details and accuracy are required attributes.
  • Knowledge of the decision factors influencing student choice during the college search process.
  • Strong online networking and rapport building skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office required.
  • Familiarity with CRM or recruitment databases

Preferred Experience

  • 3-5 years of marketing related experience at an academic institution.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and InDesign strongly preferred, other web design software experience is a plus.

Key Skills / Knowledge

  • Superior oral and written communications skills, with previously published writing experience required
  • Highly organized and able to manage one’s time to creatively complete simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capacity to learn, analyze and adapt in a dynamic environment

Apply

This is an FLSA exempt (37.5 hr week) position and is paid bi-weekly, as a 100% full-time appointment, with regular College benefits. The salary is commensurate with experience and the start date will be as soon as possible after the close date of the search.

To apply, please send a cover letter, your CV/resume and 3 references (contact information or letters) by the close date, January 7, 2013 to jobs@mitchell.edu. For further information regarding our application procedures, you may visit community.mitchell.edu/Employment.

Mitchell College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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Copy & Media Manager

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012

The Copy & Media Manager is responsible for generating all product and brand related copy, managing the company’s social media strategy and presence, and providing direct response to requests for support from its 3rd party PR firm. In terms of copy, this will be achieved through collaborating with sales and development colleagues to capture the essential value proposition of the products in our range and turning that into a cohesive set of marketing hooks and supporting descriptive copy for use in our catalogs, web and collateral materials. In terms of media, it will be achieved through the researching and publishing of original content on current lifestyle and shelter trends that compels engagement, it will also entail curating the Teroforma voice and interacting daily with customers and followers at different levels across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social platforms where necessary. In terms of PR support, it will entail providing support – copy and image – for specific pitches by drawing from a database existing assets or (in the case of copy) those that you create specifically for their purposes. As part of this process, the Copy & Media Manager will be responsible for creating ways to measure the impact of social media efforts and providing insight to the rest of the team about what can create a greater level of customer engagement. Additionally, this position will be responsible for developing an eco-system of related blogs and websites to help us syndicate content for maximum impact.

Position is freelance however you must be available for weekly in-studio meetings in South Norwalk, CT.

The Copy & Media Manager will report directly to CEO with a dotted line to the Brand Director.

Responsibilities

Are you a talented and focused writer? Perhaps an editor looking to shape message in a hands-on way? Do you instagram obsessively? Seek out new places to dine and tell your friends about your discovery? Participate in online DIY contests? Pin beautiful photos? Love to read and post on your blog about design, home décor or entertaining? If so, you would be a natural. And this is what you would be focused on doing:

  • Create all product and brand related hook and supporting copy directly referencing our unique value propositions
  • Provide all copy for web, catalog, collateral, marketing emails and other customer-facing media
  • Create and publish 3-5 blog posts per week, 100-400 words with pictures
  • Publish daily Facebook updates and respond/engage with followers in a proactive way
  • Publish daily Pinterest pins promoting product and brand relevance
  • Publish 5 – 10 tweets per day
  • Ability to follow our editorial calendar and create original inspiring content based on themes and topics
  • Coordinate with our E-Commerce Sales Manager to manage promotions and other engagement initiatives
  • Participate in twitter chats
  • Identify and cultivate a small collection of complementary blogs and media platforms to help us syndicate the content we generate and provide all-important market validation
  • Liaise with PR team to ensure that their needs for image and copy are met in a timely manner
  • Collaborate on seasonal positioning, new product update briefs and press releases
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Experience / Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 1-3 years’ experience working with digital marketing, communications and social media platforms
  • Experience in synthesizing marketing value propositions into hook and supporting copy for web, catalog and collateral
  • Must have a body of written commercial work that evidences a superb understanding of communication strategy, brand voice, audience engagement especially in catalog, web and collateral
  • Experience in formulating direct response content and call to action
  • A demonstrated capability in building readership in the shelter area
  • Passion for all things design & home. If you love food & music that doesn’t hurt either.
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Understanding of web content production, assets that contribute to engaging web experience and how to use content and copy to unify the experience (visuals, written content, headlines, text links, captions, etc)
  • A background working with, for or alongside a PR team as well as familiarity with media deadlines

Qualifications for Continued Employment

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Superb communication skills (written and verbal) with an ability to adapt stylistically to suit the situation
  • Must be able to work independently and proactively
  • Ability to adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Selection Guidelines

The appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities are achievable through the following combination of education, work experience and training.

  • Bachelor Degree in Communications, Digital Media, Marketing, Journalism, English Lit. or Design.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

The essential functions of this job require the employee to perform the following physical activities:

  • Ability to access all areas of the facility to perform essentials functions of the position.

Apply

Sound good? If so please email your resume, salary requirements, 5 blog samples of your own work, a list of your 5 favorite blogs & magazines and a brief note letting us know why you’re a good fit for our brand to info@teroforma.com with the position you’re applying for indicated in the subject line.

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK LEGALLY IN THE US / MUST RESIDE WITHIN NY/CT METRO AREA

Teroforma
100 Washington St, 3rd Floor, Norwalk, CT 06854
Tel. +1 203 899 9950 x317 Fax +1-203-899-0600
info@teroforma.com

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Graphic Designer

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012

Fairfield County-based housewares brand TEROFORMA has an immediate opening for a multi-disciplined Graphic Designer at its SOUTH NORWALK, CT headquarters. This position is temporary / freelance leading to possible fulltime in Jan 2013. Please notethat a relocation allowance is not part of this package.

The Graphic Designer’s main responsibility will be to work independently and in collaboration with our external partners to concept and create digital and print brand assets across a variety of media, including web, packaging, brochures, presentations and other collateral. Specifically, this will entail:

  • managing and maintaining digital asset library
  • liaising with external photographers and videographers in relation to new shoots and brand building efforts
  • development of our semi-annual catalogs
  • development of product-specific promotional/informational cards for press/stores
  • implementation of retail-ready packaging system together with our external packaging partners
  • managing our blog presence – including scheduling posts with marketing team and generating related assets
  • updating our website with new content – products, images, callouts and press
  • working with sales and management to prepare high-impact presentations consistent with company branding
  • other related jobs as and when they arise

The right candidate for this position will exhibit thefollowing qualifications

  • bachelors degree or equivalent in Graphic Design, or a directly related field
  • 3+ accumulated years of professional commercial design experience with a focus on digital and print media
  • demonstrated high-level proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • package design experience a must
  • proven experience in pre and post print production
  • demonstrated high-level proficiency in photo finishing and preparation for use in digital and print
  • demonstrated proficiency in lite web coding and development – preference for experience in hmtl, xhtml, css, SQL, javascript, php, ajax – may be self-taught
  • photography experience – hobby or professional – a strong plus
  • a proactive, task-oriented attitude and an ability to both strategize and execute agreed plans
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • the ability to work well in a small team
  • sound judgment and professionalism
  • a good portfolio of recent work – seeing is believing

Apply

If you want to mix some of the dependability of full-time employment with creative flexibility within a dynamic, growing creative company, then apply today and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to work with one of the most exciting new housewares companies in the industry. Send your resume and a cover letter, including references and salary expectations, to info@teroforma.com. Please be sure to include Graphic Designer in the subject line.

About Teroforma: Teroforma was founded in 2006 and is the originator of some of the most widely recognized, new housewares products in the US. With a partner store footprint of over 900 locations in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Teroforma combines the high-growth dynamic of a startup with the solid revenue generation of an established company. Together with a partner network of top flight designers and manufacturers around the world, PR and marketing specialists, and a 30-strong team of pinnacle-reputation outside sales reps, the company’s management has set a path for continued strong growth in both domestic and international markets.

Teroforma
100 Washington St, 3rd Floor, Norwalk, CT 06854
Tel. +1 203 899 9950 x317 Fax +1-203-899-0600
info@teroforma.com

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Graphic Designer

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012

As a high-growth company, Edible Arrangements International (EAI) is dedicated to expanding its global reach by offering franchisees the necessary tools to make occasions special for their customers. EAI’s success tied to three of America’s fastest growing industries (fresh fruit, specialty foods and gift giving). In addition, the company’s growth is driven by its sophisticated business model and solid IT infrastructure that services franchisees’ operational needs. EAI has developed all proprietary software systems, software support, and web development for point-of-sale recognition, supply chain management, profitability analysis, and communications between franchisees and customer support services. In addition, EAI has taken advantage of web-based orders by dedicating its website for store orders. Together, these systems offer franchisees a solid platform to become successful entrepreneurs.

Job Summary

The Graphic Designer supports the Edible Arrangements system through the concept development and creative design of a wide variety of Marketing and Advertising support materials for the US and Canadian Edible Arrangements stores. The Graphic Designer is responsible for creating national and local quarterly materials and new product launch materials within established brand guidelines. These materials include but are not limited to: in-store signage such as window clings, counter cards and posters, billboards, outdoor banners and print ads. The Graphic Designer assists with the art direction and execution of all print shoots, and the organization of the creative asset library.

Essential Functions

  • Works closely with Brand Manager and Marketing Coordinator to create print/collateral for national and local use
  • Supports new product launches through the creative development of marketing materials
  • Manages all aspects of the work from concept development and design through pre-production
  • Provides creative templates to production house for local adaptation as needed
  • Provides creative direction to production house as needed
  • Works cross-functionally with Ecommerce Team Graphic Designer to provide consistency to web based advertising
  • Assists with the art direction and organization of local and national print shoots
  • Manages international creative projects as needed
  • Maintains well organized asset library
  • Provides input and guidance on creative developed by the national ad agency as needed
  • Works with Marketing Coordinator to coordinate with local and national printers as needed
  • Knowledge of AdobeCreative Suite CS5, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign
  • Provides additional support as needed during major holidays

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years work experience
  • 2-4 years experience in relevant field
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Retouching and Print Photography experience a plus
  • General understanding of print/collateral advertising and brand marketing
  • Experience working with a creative agency preferred
  • Strong level of creativity, detail orientated and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Apply

To apply Click Here, and search for “graphic designer”

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Interactive Associate Creative Director

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Here’s your chance to put your creative stamp on one of the hottest agencies in the northeast.

Cronin and Company is a Top 10 New England ad agency, and has been named the Top Connecticut Ad Agency seven years in a row. We’re a fully integrated, award-winning communications firm with national brand, blue chip clients. And we’re looking for someone who can apply their talent and passion to our clients’ challenges and requirements to create breakthrough, mind-blowing work.

The role of the Interactive Associate Creative Director requires a creative and energetic individual who is capable of working to deadlines on multiple projects concurrently. You will need to act as a creative technologist who can combine the world of design with the capabilities of the latest technology. You must have experience in leading teams to create and execute the best interactive experiences for the end user while meeting the goals of the client.

Your background is in design, so you know what looks good (and looks like crap). But your passion lies in the digital space, where you’ve done great work for the last decade — but know your best is yet to come. You’re skilled in the latest software suites. You lead by example with your work ethic. And you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.

Responsibilities

  • Work in a collaborative environment to create visual experiences for all interactive initiatives including website, microsite, mobile, applications, banner ads, social and other technologies.
  • Apply a strong understanding of interactive knowledge, including visual design, front-end development, usability and technology standards.
  • Coordinate with art directors, project managers, copywriters and developers to make sure design adheres to the client’s requirements, goals and objectives.
  • Effectively interpret a client’s needs as outlined in creative briefs and translate them into compelling interactive designs.
  • Apply design theory and take into consideration content, navigational structure and usability.
  • Maintain extremely high design and production standards.

Requirements

  • Someone who understands the graphic, functional and usability aspects of interactive design.
  • Expertise working in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong experience with Flash design / development (including ActionScript).
  • Knowledge of capabilities regarding front-end technology such as HTML, CSS, jQuery.
  • Must be organized and able to work independently on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • 10-15 years design, interactive experience, preferably in an agency environment.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Has had success leading conceptual development and execution of award winning creative work.
  • Experience in presenting (selling) created concepts to the client.
  • Background is design – typography, composition, color and imagery.
  • Strong conceptual thinking.
  • Be creative, innovative and passionate in your work.

Apply

kjamo@cronin-co.com

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Graphic Designer

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Responsibilities

  • Create and produce print materials including: brochures, postcards, newsletters/calendars, flyers, invitations and ads
  • Update website

Requirements

  • Proficiency with desktop publishing programs: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat (Windows) (Design work will be done on a PC)
  • Solid understanding of production skills needed to prepare and set up files for press
  • Comfort with learning new web design programs
  • Willingness to accept input and work collaboratively
  • Motivated self-starter, reliable, dependable, task-oriented, attention to detail, and able to multi-task
  • Interest in the performing and visual arts, a plus

Apply

  • Schedule is flexible, but must be mutually agreed upon
  • Please, no freelance applicants
  • Please submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and .pdf examples of your work to:

    Donna Berman
    Executive Director
    21 Charter Oak Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Or email to: yashira.santiago@charteroakcenter.org

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Production Artist/Designer

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

Work with product development, sales and channel managers, as well as the graphic design supervisor to support the production of design concepts for domestic and international marketing, including layout/text revisions and graphics, adhering to the global brand identity.

Responsibilities

  • Implement and produce various marketing collateral items in accordance with the global brand identity, in support of domestic and international business, including but not limited to packaging, catalogs, brochures, sell sheets, advertisements, and sample boards
  • Daily production work such as scaling, cropping, retouching, repositioning, color settings and preparation of final files to vendor.
  • Review final designs, layouts and resizes to ensure quality and accuracy before files are sent to publications or vendors.
  • Coordinate among cross-functional groups to identify business needs and create viable design solutions.
  • Nonessential Job Functions: Performs other directly related appropriate duties and assumes accountabilities as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed upon objectives.

Requirements

  • Experience working in consumer packaged, POP, and retail a plus.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office. QuarkXpress a plus.
  • Highly skilled in production and prepress.
  • Strong eye to detail.
  • Copywriting and/or copyediting experience a plus.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines, work well under pressure and handle multiple priorities.
  • Initiative, creativity and self-motivation with ability to work independently or on a team.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry minimum of 40 pounds.
  • Team cooperation – maintain positive, cooperative attitude with all employees of LATICRETE and all customers.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and functional proficiency in ERP and CRM systems; Oracle EnterpriseOne and CRM OnDemand preferred.
  • 10% Travel

Qualifications

  • Minimum Associate’s degree in Art; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years graphic design as demonstrated by a design portfolio.

Apply

rmtaylor@laticrete.com

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Freelance Contractor: Design/Production

Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012

We are a boutique creative firm focused on strategic communications solutions for corporate clients. Located in Fairfield County, in the Stamford/Westport/Wilton corridor.

Currently seeking freelance design contractor, who can work on site for a 2-3 month assignment this fall. Prefer someone with 1-3 years experience in graphic design and production, with ability to multi-task. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite programs (CS6). Experience with PowerPoint is helpful.

Apply

Please send resume and digital portfolio samples to: jwyant@wyantsimboli.com

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Interactive Production Artist / Programmer

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012

Web Solutions, an interactive agency centrally located in Meriden, Connecticut, is actively seeking a full-time Interactive Production Artist/Programmer. This position will be responsible for the development, production and delivery of web graphics/HTML/CSS, web content layout and client-requested updates under the direction of the art director, designers and account managers. As a support member of the creative team, and working with the technology department, the Interactive Production Artist will:

  • Work well as a team member and understand how our technology and processes operate
  • Stay up-to-date with the progression of HTML5, CSS3 and other new/emerging technologies
  • Have a strong personal drive to learn and shape best practices/protocols and share knowledge
  • Convert designs into HTML
  • Test websites in multiple web browsers on Mac and PC, generate punch lists and fix issues where applicable
  • Implement content layouts through a content management system
  • Complete client site updates, including design, HTML/CSS content management and graphic support (Photoshop)
  • Benefit from mentoring and skill-building from a strong, experienced design and development team

Requirements

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of web design
  • Working knowledge and good skill level in basic web programming (i.e., HTML, CSS)
  • Strong skill level in programs required for the discipline (i.e., Photoshop, Dreamweaver, web browsers)
  • Applied knowledge of web typography and color systems
  • Understanding of web-related issues across multiple browsers (i.e., IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Additional Experience/Knowledge With a Plus

  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Mobile web and web-app development
  • Interface design
  • JavaScript
  • Flash
  • Custom HTML emails
  • ASP/ASP.Net
  • Basic proofreading

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art/Design, Communications or Computer Science
  • 2-5 years experience as an interactive production artist, programmer or designer
  • Online portfolio demonstrating design and web production abilities

Apply

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes paid holidays, vacation/sick time and Simple IRA matching contributions. Apply online at websolutions.com/careers.

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On-Site Freelance Designer

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2012

You are a Freelance Designer who is willing and able to work on-site in a fun yet fast-moving ad agency.

Here’s what else you are. An experienced creative professional who can create new concepts and finish up projects that have been initiated by another designer. You can follow a client’s set brand standards and graphic style. You’re able to work well in a team structure, articulate any solutions you come up with, and meet deadlines set by the account service department. And hopefully you like New Haven pizza.

We are Mascola Group, a small agency in New Haven with an overflow of projects coming through our Creative Department. And we’d love to see how you work and what you’re able to do.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree or similar.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of branding and brand strategy.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas visually through sketching and computer-generated ideation.
  • Strong ability to work with typography, photography and computer-generated graphics.
  • Must be competent in Adobe CS4 or CS5 (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) working on an Apple computer.
  • Knowledge of Web Design and web programming is a plus.

Apply

If you think you’d be a good fit, please submit your resume, freelance rates and a link to your website or work samples to Nick Healy at nick@mascola.com.

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