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Graphic Designer

Metroland Media Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted February 8, 2021.

Company Description

Metroland Media is a dynamic Media Company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With a healthy product offering in-print, online, trade shows and distribution networks, no target is unreachable. We are Ontario’s largest and most successful community news and information source, provides local news and multi-media marketing solutions in Canada’s heartland.

Metroland’s diverse array of on-line products are visited by over 4 million unique visitors each month and print products are in the hands of more than 4.5 million customers a week. We continuously bringing new and acquired online products to market in order to provide our customers with a one-stop, comprehensive marketing solution. To connect with us, visit www.metroland.com.

Job Description

The creative services department is looking for a talented, energetic, and optimistic professional to fill the role of Graphic Designer. The ideal candidate has a good understanding of print production and pre-press and is plugged into social media trends and marketing. Strong interpersonal skills and “can-do” attitude are fundamentals. The ideal designer can think inside and outside the box and express creativity without being tied to software but rather ideas and execution.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Design newspaper and digital advertisements and promotional material.
  • Work with sales representatives to determine and meet their clients’ creative needs.
  • Proof ads to clients and make necessary corrections in a timely fashion.
  • Monitor ad queue and traffic ads and corrections to our production center.
  • Assist production center by clarifying instructions or concerns as well as communicate priorities to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Paginate newspapers and send press-ready PDFs to the printer.
  • Design magazines.
  • Work with the creative services team to develop web presence and maintain web properties.
  • Assist with administrative and housekeeping tasks.
  • Available to work evenings when required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned including PowerPoint presentations, sales sheets, etc.

Qualifications

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Degree or Diploma in Graphic Design or in a related field and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, web design, and Microsoft Office in a MAC environment.
  • Powerful people skills and a knack for communicating clearly with a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Highly adaptable, positive, “can-do” attitude, team player and open to criticism.
  • High degree of initiative, organization and time management skills with extreme attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple assignments.

Additional Information

Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview of your requirements.