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Graphic Artist & Newspaper Layout Designer - Coastal Fisherman

The graphic artist for the Coastal Fisherman plays an integral role in the creation, layout and design of this 22 issue seasonal/weekly newspaper.  The role is best suited for a creative person who enjoys local newspaper operation and working with clients on advertisement designs as well as other design elements for merchandising.  The role is full time, but primarily April – September.  As a weekly newspaper the right candidate is also comfortable with strict deadlines, able to organize workload and brings a team focus to the job.  A passion for sport fishing is a plus!

Interested candidates should send resume to CoastalFishermanHiring@gmail.com

 

Role Specifics:

 

  • Experience with designing new and creative logos and graphics for print ads, individually and in coordination with advertisers.
  • Produce layout of paper, art and copy weekly suitable for publication.
  • Develop relationships with current and potential advertisers & grow ad revenue
  • Create house ads and graphics for specific marketing items (e.g. T-Shirts, Hats, etc.)
  • Maintain and enhance company website, banner ads and posting of weekly issues.
  • Proficient in Photoshop to process photo prints when needed
  • Interact with printer and other vendors to insure a high quality product.
  • Have a working knowledge of how to search for and retrieve ad materials and information from the Internet.
  • File and maintain client ad materials and department clip art materials electronically and in a hard copy form
  • Support business operations as needed (Selling promotional items, photography at fishing and other events, assist in delivery, others as assigned)
  • Able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage time and projects and make smart decisions with minimal supervision.

 

 

Experience/Skills:

 

  • 2 years of newspaper layout.
  • 2-3 years InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and/or Google G-Suites
  • Associates or Bachelor degree in graphic arts or fine arts preferred

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