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Jr. Graphic Designer

Catholic Order of Foresters Naperville, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Imagine a professional environment, with an emphasis on innovation, dedicated to serving Catholic families by helping them achieve financial security. That’s Catholic Order of Foresters (COF). Our collaborative environment, innovative spirit, and passion for service make COF a great place not just to work, but to build a career.

The Jr. Graphic Designer is responsible for assisting the Senior Graphic Designers with visually communicating and supporting the COF brand across multiple platforms. Graphic design skills should include a strong emphasis on understanding audience and medium, integrating concepts into pre-existing designs, creating new designs and juggling various projects. The designer should be able to integrate with our current digital and print branding design trends and hit the ground running. The position supports internal customers with special projects. We are looking for a team player who is deadline driven and can design projects that are creative and inspiring.

If you are a creative person with a diverse set of skills and experience in print design and production, online and promotional materials, then we invite you to submit your resume and a link to samples of your work. This position is entry level.

Responsibilities:

Communications

  • Catholic Forester magazine

    • Color correct and scan photos/prepare images for print.

    • Prepare magazine pages for press by designing and sizing page layouts.

    • Ensure design adheres to magazine style and standards.

    • Know how to upload magazine file to printer.

    • Create art and copy layouts.

Member Services

  • Member newsletters.

  • Fliers.

  • Promotional items (planning guide, cards, invitations, table tents, etc.).

  • Custom social media artwork (web banners, YouTube headers, Instagram images).

  • Feeding God’s Children materials.

Advertising

  • Update and create current ads, fliers, brochures.

  • Work with Fraternal Department to coordinate agent and court advertising.

  • Banners.

Agent Care Projects

  • Business cards.

  • Direct mail campaigns.

Website

  • Basic working knowledge of content management system (CMS).

  • Designing/posting to online social media.

  • Help update the home office Intranet, the LINK.

Job Requirements: 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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Have a knowledge of graphic and magazine design.

  • Has experience with advertising.

  • Knows what CMYK is.

  • Ability to adhere to company branding style guides and standards.

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with high volume of ongoing projects.

  • Ability to work collaboratively on projects with team members and supervisors.

  • Ability to be extremely organized.

  • The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Excellent listening, interpreting and verbalizing abilities.

  • Displays meticulous attention to detail and initiative.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design with emphasis in Communication, Magazine Design or Advertising, and one to three years Graphic Design experience; or a combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:

  • In order to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the job, one must possess the following computer and program skills: highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Strong working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Video creation and editing, and web software a plus.

Catholic Order of Foresters

Why Work Here?

Our collaborative environment, innovative spirit, and passion for service make COF a great place not just to work, but to build a career.

Established in 1883, Catholic Order of Foresters (COF), is a not-for-profit fraternal benefit life insurance society helping members achieve financial security while supporting the Catholic community nationwide through spiritual, social and community engagement events. Its headquarters is located in Naperville, Illinois. For more information about COF, visit www.catholicforester.org or find us on social media by searching “Catholic Order of Foresters” on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. COF offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including 401(k), HSA, and paid time off (holidays, vacation and sick). Catholic Order of Foresters is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Address

355 Shuman Blvd Naperville, IL 60563
Naperville, IL
USA