Senior Graphic Designer

The Opportunity

The Digital Marketing department at DeSales Media Group pushes the envelope of what it means to engage Catholics in their faith. We look to the future, and we’re excited about the challenge. Part digital/creative agency, part brand marketing, and part software services provider, we cover much ground. We create graphic materials and media content for newspapers, websites, TV, advertising, and social media. We develop the content for digital campaigns that aim to increase donations for scholarships for education. We think differently about what it means to be in the service of our diocese. We don’t dwell on the past: we look to the future. And we are excited about the challenge.

Who You Are

You, ideal candidate, are an expert at conceptualizing and executing high-quality work. Your day-to-day work will involve creating and overseeing a wide range of scalable projects, working across platforms and many mediums and channels in a fast paced environment. You are a self-starter with a passion for all things visual, and you have extensive knowledge of design fundamentals and principles. You can work in multi-disciplinary teams to bring to life strategies and ideas, and be able to interact closely with internal managers and producers to discuss any details of the project and keep everything running on schedule. You have excellent communication skills. You have a hands-on and enthusiastic attitude, ready to dive into modern Catholic culture that celebrates faith through beauty and design. In short, you are a talented individual who can and will raise the bar and push creative limits.

Your Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining brand standards for several different brands and diocesan stakeholders
  • Conceptual development, execution and fast iteration of design solutions, providing strong visual impact in a way to inspire Catholics to action
  • Delivering on-brand designs based on existing style guides and brand guidelines as well as brand new projects, and carefully reviewing designs for errors before printing or publishing to produce accurate and high-quality work
  • Presenting finalized ideas and concepts internally and to clients or account managers
  • Support the department’s teams, working collaboratively with colleagues and partners to create scalable visual materials, making sure they are accurate and ready to be tested in print and online platforms
  • This role reports to the Creative Manager, who will advise on the creative process of creating concepts, comps, layouts, and final artwork to keep the visual cohesion and quality standards of all our brands

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design preferred, and 6+ years of relevant professional experience with a marketing or creative agency
  • Advanced experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)— knowledge in the fundamentals of design and production is a must
  • Superb expertise in branding and identity design, including a sense of composition, grids, typography, images, color theory, iconography, photo retouching, and an eye for adaptive design
  • Understanding of marketing, production, website design, corporate identity, advertising, and multimedia design
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work within given creative specifications in a fast-paced environment is a must, seeking ways to improve processes and quality of output
    Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and clients
  • Excellent written and visual communication skills
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of UI/UX and web standards
  • Basic knowledge of After Effects/ Motion Design principles a big plus

You are:

  • Organized, self-motivated, collaborative, detail-oriented, and able to independently manage multiple projects from beginning to an end
  • Comfortable working on a constantly-evolving and fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and quick turnarounds
  • An energetic, creative team player with a hands-on, solution-oriented approach
    Knowledgeable and current with social media platforms and trends

  • Please include a link to or PDF of your portfolio with your resume

Who We Are

DeSales Media Group is the non-profit communications and technology arm of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Services include media relations and strategy, marketing and social media, ad sales, educational support, video production, large events, and news content. DeSales Media Group operates NET TV, a cable television channel that reaches more than two million people in the New York area. Its newsgroup produces a nightly television program and two award-winning newspapers (The Tablet and Nuestra Voz). DeSales Media is growing and looking for creative and experienced professionals who are motivated to make a difference.