Attention NMS graduate students! We’ve put together a fantastic list of job opportunities specific to your interests and skill sets.
- Graphic Design
- Web Design/Development
- User Interaction (UI)/User Experience (UX)
- Web Project/Art Management
- Social Media Marketing/Management
- Web Content Management/Writing
- Interactive/Internet Marketing.
Digital Designer – Northbrook, IL
Translate marketing objectives into strong, creative online graphic design solutions with a solid understanding of web usability, site architecture and site functionality; Conceptualize visually dynamic and concise design ideas for a host of digital products; Develop designs that adhere to brand guidelines and translate into integrated, visually sophisticated solutions for web, mobile and digital promotional marketing initiatives; Employ graphic and interactive design best practices and optimization techniques; Explore design alternatives, the pushing boundaries, and executing highly creative solutions that display awareness of current interactive design trends and techniques; Build layered art files, and revise as needed; Proof one’s work for typos, deletions and duplications to ensure delivery of error-free designs; Collaborate with developers on execution of digital designs.
2-3 years of experience in digital design with some CPG/Retail client experience in an advertising/marketing agency environment; Thorough understanding of file preparation for digital production/development; Advanced working knowledge of Adobe CS5 (Photoshop) and an understanding of wire-framing, UX design and programming; Must be familiar with ecommerce design trends and e-technology.
Graphic Designer – Broadview, IL
Responsible for creating design concepts from scratch, handling a wide variety of marketing production work, working with outside vendors, administrative duties, and other duties as assigned. Development of design concepts from scratch including but not limited to print ads, company collateral, whitepapers, logos, banner ads, icons, email marketing campaigns, landing pages, presentations, and website updates; Marketing production work including but not limited to copy changes, page formatting, template changes, image manipulation; Participating in defining usability and look-and-feel of our products and services; Participating in product and service branding sessions with marketing department; Working with outside designers, printers, and other vendors on existing jobs.
At least three years experience in a graphic design – both print and web; Demonstrated ability to create a broad mix of marketing communications; Expert-level command of Adobe Creative Suite; Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Solid understanding of HTML and CSS.
Graphic/Web Designer – Chicago, IL
Operates as an essential member of a creative team; Follow and implement organizational and industry best practices; Create, articulate, and document meaningful user-centered online experiences; Develop innovative concepts across multiple types of media.
Three years crafting creative, intuitive, and innovative solutions; Stays on top of current design trends and software programs; Demonstrate experience delivering functional design from visual wireframes; Solid expertise in Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
Front-End Designer – Oak Brook Terrace, IL
The Front-End Designer (Creative Technologist) works closely with designers and developers to design web-based product interfaces and implement cross-browser compatible code; Translates Information Architecture and Wireframe deliverables into final design concepts; Creates and maintains visual design standards, such as: visual interface design systems and elements, new on-screen layouts, typography, photography/imagery, buttons, promotions, rich-media (Video/Flash), design templates and other graphical needs; Utilize our Content Management System (CMS) to develop & implement personalized and targeted widgets and modules for display on HTML-based interfaces on multiple products: web, mobile web, kiosk, API.
At least two years experience in the industry is preferred; Expert in HTML/CSS and Web Standards; Experience with debugging tools such as Firebug, IE Developer Toolbar or similar; Familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, others); Also desirable: experience with HTML5, CSS3, and H.264 video format, jQuery or a similar library, Flash/Actionscript, version control systems, Visual Studio and version control systems, Adobe Content Management System.
Junior Web Designer – Schaumburg, IL
Responsible for the development and execution of creative concepts for leading-edge marketing and web solutions; Develop and frame creative concepts according to creative brief requirements; Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs; Visualize, design and conceptualize user experiences; Create visual prototypes or screens; Extend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretation; Design/create breakthrough digital solutions and experiences for global brand digital initiatives; Create micro sites that support global marketing strategies.
User Interaction (UI)/User Experience (UX)
UI/UX Designer – Skokie, IL
Utilize web analytics data, consumer insights, market research and proven user-centered design principles in the creation of user interface designs; Develop site maps, detailed navigation flows, storyboards, use case scenarios, process flows and wireframes to effectively conceptualize and communicate interaction behaviors. Assess and optimize the performance of new and existing features by actively participating in usability testing and interpreting analytics data; Work collaboratively with Web Product Management, Creative Designers, and teams within the parent company to design and create compelling, effective promotions as part of the overall site publishing process; Create conceptual designs and oversee the development of working prototypes.
UI/UX Designer – Chicago, IL
Work with stakeholders and business analysts to determine and understand user interface requirements for new functionality and updates to existing Web-based tools; Conceptualize, communicate, and iterate creative solutions to design challenges using wireframes as well as lo-fi, and hi-fi mockups; Translate mockups and designs into clean, accurate, cross-browser compatible HTML and CSS; Work with developers to implement, adjust, troubleshoot and maintain new and existing user interface designs; Advocate for the best user experience throughout the creative and development process.
Web Project/Art Management
Graphic Designer and Marketing Specialist – Oak Brook, IL
Responsible for the design of a wide range of external marketing and internal/client service marketing/communication projects; Able to work with various business teams to translate concepts into stellar final products; Develop print and digital marketing collateral; Collaborate with website design vendors; Conceptual planning and execution for Trade Show booths/events; Image for training/webinar PowerPoint decks; Posters for a variety of needs; Design of e-newsletters.
3+ years of experience; Experience in creative development of marketing collateral from concept and design to production; Experience with both print and digital media; Expert in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and InDesign); Demonstrated strategic planning/project management skills; Knowledge/experience of HTML is a plus.
Creative Project Manager – Schaumburg, IL
Manages creative projects from start to finish, including writing, print design, powerpoint, video and web design; Facilitates team meetings to ensure projects are progressing as scheduled; Sets up new projects in a job-tracking system and a production server; Creates work estimates and production schedules to reach company goals; Keeps project statuses functional and up-to-date; Develops and implements standard operating procedures within the department; Consults with clients regarding requirements and building timelines; Researches, implements, and maintains digital workflow, time tracking, and project management systems; Assists with research, implementation, and maintenance of asset management systems; Identifies and implements ongoing improvement to processes, systems, and reports; Effectively manages and uses project management software; Does some administrative and logistics work like scheduling meetings, filing, and organizing.
Understanding of and experience with creating and implementing workflow systems and production calendars within creative departments; Understands traditional terms of project management, including owners, stakeholders, requirements, and deliverables; Knowledgeable about best practices for creative project management systems; Intermediate knowledge of Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop); Experience working with writers, print, PowerPoint, and web project management and production; Working knowledge of production systems for print and multimedia; Effective written and verbal presentation and communication skills.
Social Media Marketing/Management
Social Media Analyst – Chicago, IL
Administer social listening by managing topics, roll out updates and train users; Monitoring conversations across social media channels to unveil actionable recommendations and engagement opportunities for internal clients (brand teams and corporate communications); Utilizing multiple data sets to establish benchmarks against industry norms; Competitive analysis in social media in the appliance industry; Develop social media dashboard including ROI metrics; Integrate social media data into web analytics dashboard and add insights and actionable recommendation based on findings; Exploring trends in social media and opportunities for growth and engagement; Training clients and internal staff in social media monitoring tools and reporting processes.
Up to 3 years of experience in analytics, digital and social media related; Strong analytical skills and ability to provide recommendation based on insights to improve the overall PR strategy for corporate communications; Strong experience using social media tools such as Sysomos, Radian6 and Netbase; Strong understanding on how to perform competitive analysis; Extensive experience with measuring and using insights from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media platforms; Basic knowledge on web analytics systems (Google Analytics/Omniture /Webtrends) and marketing channels including email, SEM, SEO and Affiliate is a plus.
Social Media Manager – Chicago, IL
Responsible for managing and executing social media content and consumer engagement strategies on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and other relevant social media/collaboration sites; Research and write social media plans and posts; Work daily with Digital and Public Relations teams to develop communications strategies that are consistent with overall communication strategies, tailored to reach their specific audiences and timely; Use online listening, supplemental research and daily community findings to provide insight for improving programs and provide findings in weekly monitoring reports; Proactively monitor brand and relevant themes/news stories and provide suggestions for timely content, assets and conversations; Develop weekly editorial calendar in collaboration with the Digital and PR teams; Collaborate with the Advertising and Digital Media teams to leverage digital advertising and organic/paid promotional activities where appropriate.
Minimum 3-years experience managing social media for major brands; Strong project management skills managing internal and external team members; Expert knowledge of social media tools and technologies; Experience managing and developing large brands’ social campaigns; Proven experience creating web content for public or educational audiences; Well-versed in creating metrics based on defined goals and analytics.
Web Content Management/Writing
Digital Content Manager – Chicago, IL
Lead the organization and tracking of incoming content requests and establish workflow through approval process (i.e. internal, business review, corporate review) to keep project on track; Serve as the single point of contact for work stream leads, other teams (i.e. SEO), and stakeholders; Supply content POV on technical requirements with input from Content Strategists and Copywriters; This role is part Project Manager and part Content Editor.
Ability to provide strategic recommendations for process improvements as related to content delivery and content compliance; Organized manager who can track writing assignments and manage copy workflow for new website development; Digitally-savvy and able to work confidently with Information Architects from wire-frame stage, to determine site structure and prioritize release; Manage consistent updating of content matrix and timely delivery new copy decks to CMS development team.
Web Content Specialist – Oak Brook, IL
Responsible for the visual design of the new website (both public and secure), including web design, structure, workflow and maintenance; Responsibilities also include participating in a needs assessment, selecting and establishing a Content Management System, and ensuring that all content is delivered, proofed, edited, uploaded, and published in a timely manner in compliance with IMRF’s branding and style guidelines, as well as online best practices; Recommend best practices, develop guidance and content standards, and ensure best practices and quality standards are met and maintained.
Must have a minimum of three years’ experience assisting or leading creative design activities for a comprehensive website; Experience developing and implementing a content management system to include migration, archiving and deleting guidelines; Experience working closely with writers, programmers, cross-functional teams and consultants on issues related to web content management; Experience planning, designing and performing content enhancements and/or updates to web sites; Must have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience with HTML and CSS coding; Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), web development software (e.g., Dreamweaver), and content management systems.
Digital Marketing Web Specialist – Chicago, IL
Implementing content updates across public and internal web sites; Collaborating with marketing team to guide projects/ideas with regards to web production, presence, SEO, layout; Partnering with IT team in the planning and production phases of marketing initiatives; Being an expert in Sitecore and Sharepoint the content management systems that power our public web site and internal website; Managing analytics and ad-hoc reports using Google Analytics and Sitecore; Working with the digital marketing team to integrate web site with CRM and other marketing systems/services; Applying and maintaining quality assurance standards for copy and media management; Providing basic training for new content contributors; Keeping track of the latest trends in content management and web project management by attending trainings and webinars, and communicating with our vendors.
Internet Marketing Manager – Chicago, IL
Responsible for managing their assigned hotel clients’ eMarketing plan which includes daily communication with clients and monthly conference calls; Provide copywriting for hotel websites, hotel listings on third party websites; Contribute to company blog on a monthly basis; Report to clients on a monthly basis using both proprietary reporting tools and Google Analytics.
Minimum of 1 year of SEM or SEO experience; – 1-2 years’ Internet Marketing experience in an agency setting; Strong Search Engine Marketing (SEO) and Social Media Marketing (SMM) skills; Must have a passion for internet technology, search engine marketing and the hospitality industry; Excellent communication skills (via phone, in person or written); Ability to analyze SEM reports and provide insights into campaigns based on the data.
Digital Marketing Manager – Chicago, IL
Collaborate within the marketing team to guide projects/ideas with regards to web production, presence, SEO, layout, graphic design, and video production; Complete content updates and web innovation across websites, including suggesting new projects, overseeing the execution of all website work, and maintaining the company’s websites according to best practices and company branding standards; Oversee the production of all graphic design and video work, ensuring that all projects comply with branding standards; Apply and maintain quality assurance standards for copy and media on websites; Manage web analytics and ad-hoc reports using Google Analytics; Provide suggestions for and complete website innovation based on analytics data and current best practices; Apply and maintain SEO best practices for websites; Strategize and manage the Google AdWords efforts as it relates to company goals.
3-4 years of management experience required; Strong experience/knowledge of Google Analytics required; Strong experience/knowledge of Google AdWords required; Strong experience/knowledge of HTML and CSS a major plus; Experience with mobile platforms and UX/User Experience (design and testing) a major plus; Strong experience/knowledge of the Adobe CS suite – including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign – a major plus.