NMS Jobs List – March 2013

featureimage_nms1Looking to put your media knowledge and expertise into action? Here’s a fresh list of Chicago job opportunities for NMS students.

Job categories include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design/Development
  • Web Project/Art Management
  • Social Media Marketing/Management
  • Web Content Management/Writing
  • Interactive/Internet Marketing

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Specialist – Chicago, IL
Design and produce presentations, technical and conceptual web graphics, interactive marketing materials, and print materials; Develop traditional, video, and interactive multimedia presentations; Design and maintain prospect websites including graphic development, regular site updates, usability reviews, and traffic reporting; Design print and digital promotional collateral including brochures, flyers, emails, corporate and product presentations, etc..

Must have graphic/web design experience; Excellent knowledge of graphic and photo software; Good knowledge of web technology; Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills.

Graphic Designer – Broadview, IL
Develop design concepts from scratch including print ads, company collateral, whitepapers, logos, banner ads, icons, email marketing campaigns, landing pages, presentations, and website updates; Marketing production work including copy changes, page formatting, template changes, image manipulation; Participate in defining usability of products and services; Participate in product and service branding sessions with the marketing department.

Must have experience in graphic design (both print and web); Exert-level command of Adobe CS; Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); Solid understanding of HTML and CSS.

Graphic Designer – Chicago, IL
Kineo US is looking for a Graphic Designer to join their team.

Must have at least two years of experience; Experience with Adobe CS necessary (Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator); Additional experience with XML and HTML/HMTL5 knowledge is a plus.

Web Design/Development

Web Designer – Northbrook, IL
Collaborate with content team on creation of creative website, newsletter, and mobile applications; Conceptualize experiences using sketching, storyboarding, information modeling, etc.; Refine and document experiences in frameworks, site maps, page flows, interaction models, and wireframe specifications; Present design solutions intended to maximize user experience and drive additional traffic to company’s websites and content properties.

Must have experience in web interface and layout design; Advanced knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator; Familiar with current search engine optimization requirements and trends; Knowledge of latest online trends (i.e. social media and information sharing); Intermediate understanding of HTML and CSS, with direct experience optimizing design concepts around these technologies.

Web Project/Art Management

Web Project Manager – Northlake, IL
Responsible for successful delivery of all aspects of eCommerce and web project implementations (including technical, creative, legal, etc.); Define and manage project work plans and tightly manage scope and deliverables; Manage local, remote, and offshore design, technical, and client teams; Work with management and IT to gather, assess, and document detailed project requirements, develop timelines, and determine phasing for recommended releases; Work with management and across departments to define and prioritize website modifications.

Must have direct experience as an online project manager (preferable for a brand focused on e-commerce and/or lead generation); Fluent in an Agile development life-cycle process; Understanding of creative and technical development lifecycles; Knowledge of information architecture, web usability, visual/graphic design, web programming/development, technical infrastructure, and related technologies; Understanding of web analytics software (Site Catalyst, Google Analytics, etc.), search engine optimization techniques, mobile applications, and content management systems.

Marketing Designer/Project Manager – Chicago, IL
Presentation design: coordinating/directing photo shoots, laying out RFP/proposals; Update website; Email communication design and deployment; Track down stakeholders, gather assets, and edit copy to “tell a story”; Use a content management system to organize projects from start to finish.

Experience/knowledge of Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop), MS Word, and HTML/CSS; Must be able to tackle a range of marketing initiatives.

Web Project Manager – Waukegan, IL
Lead and manage company’s effort to transform and update existing mobile environment to meet client requirements and demand; Interview existing IT mobility clients and document feedback; Create, document, and implement a short-term strategy to stabilize the existing mobile device platform environment, processes, and procedures; Develop and document a long-term strategy and roadmap to transform the existing mobile device platform to meet long-range client requirements and demand based on interview feedback and long-range plans of the business.

Must have experience in an IT quality assurance or testing role; Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Project, and VISIO; Mobility experience preferred.

Social Media Marketing/Management

Social Media and Graphic Design Associate – Deerfield, IL
Design, write, and execute creative social media campaigns/plans; Engage daily with compelling social media entries on behalf of clients; Report social media results; Graphic design work for social media pages, client communications, and promotions; Edit videos for communications and website.

Must have experience and/or training in social media, graphic design, and video editing; Must have strong writing skills (for social media engagement, social media planning, social media campaign documents, social media reporting, client communication, and case studies); Must have knowledge of graphic design software, video editing software, Microsoft Office Suite, and database software/contact management systems.

Social Media Marketer – Arlington Heights, IL
Drive traffic and followers to social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Foursquare); Work cross-functionally with sales force, marketing department, and e-commerce department to maintain consistent message on upcoming promotions; Manage social media marketing campaigns, budget and analyze spending with tools like Facebook Insights, Dashboards, Google Analytics, Buzzmetrics, etc.

Must have social media expertise in reaching targeted audience, increasing fanpage “likes,” etc.; Must have consumer products expertise.

Social Media Specialist – Chicago, IL
Foster engagement and drive traffic to company’s web assets through interna/external social networking tools; Collaborate with employee communications, PR, events, and IT on the development and packaging of content, especially videos, photography, and webcasts; Monitor user-generated comments and posts in a quick and timely manner; Analyze effectiveness on social media efforts.

Must have related marketing experience; Demonstrated skills in social media publishing and online community building, including Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook; Knowledge of and experience with social media tracking, reporting, and performance tools as well as scheduling tools (i.e. HootSuite, Google Analytics); Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Aptitude for technology and ability to connect technical concepts with customer value.

Web Content Management/Writing

Writer-Editor/Designer – Des Plaines, IL
Responsible for layout/design of industry-specific newsletters; Contribute to production of newsletter/journal and other communications; Identify topics and sources in order to develop written content of interest to environmental, health, and safety professionals for publications; Provide graphic design support for all departments as needed.

Must have experience writing articles for magazines, newsletters, or websites; Must have excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills; Coursework and/or training in magazine production/graphic design preferred; Highly proficient in Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), Microsoft Office Suite, and Mac OS; Working knowledge of WordPress and Blogger; Solid design skills.

Copywriter/Designer – Chicago, IL
Responsible for developing and executing big ideas, clever concepts, and compelling content; Combine design sensibility and copywriting ability to create visual concepts that help “sell the work”; Ideate and execute innovative and compelling messaging for a variety of marketing channels including websites, display media, email, print, mobile, and social media while maintaining brand consistency; Articulate and present concepts and creative strategy to clients; Remain current with integrated marketing tactics, design/industry trends, and advances in technology.

Must have professional experience crafting engaging content for website, email, interactive media, and SEO in an interactive agency or digitally-focused in-house creative department; Full proficiency in the Mac OSX operating system; Expert command of Adobe CS (Photoshop and Illustrator specifically); Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and InDesign; Deep understanding of how interactive technologies can be used to deliver rich user experiences; Ability to adapt writing style to target diverse audience segments; Experience writing within the dining or travel industry a plus.

Web Content Specialist – Oak Brook, IL
Responsible for visual design of new website (i.e. design, structure, workflow, and maintenance); Participate in needs assessment; Select and establish content management system and ensure that all content is delivered, proofed, edited, uploaded, and published in a timely manner and is also in compliance with company’s branding and style guidelines; Recommend best practices, develop guidance and content standards.

Must have experience assisting or leading creative design activities for a comprehensive website; Experience developing and implementing content management systems to include migration, archiving, and deleting guidelines; Experience planning, designing, and performing content enhancements and/or updates to websites; Experience with HTML and CSS coding; Proficient in MS Office Suite, Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver), and content management systems; Experience with web analytics and archiving document guidelines preferred.

Interactive/Internet Marketing

Digital Marketing Manager – Chicago, IL
Collaborate within marketing team to guide projects/ideas regarding web production, presence, SEO, layout, graphic design, and video production; Complete content updates and web innovation across company’s websites; Oversee 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 company’s websites, as well as best SEO practices; Manage web analytics and ad-hoc reports.

Must have experience in content management, web project management, and/or digital marketing; Management experience required; Strong experience/knowledge of Google Analytics, and Google Adwords; Also major plus: strong experience/knowledge of HTML, CSS, UX design and testing, Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

Assistant Director of Marketing – Naperville, IL
Implement and maintain a project management system across all areas of marketing and communications (print, web, broadcast, social media) to track deliverables, project information, vendors, and pricing through production; Meet with department representatives regarding marketing needs including content, materials selection, output recommendations, timelines, and media requirements; Generate copy that is consistent with existing write style and branding, including print, web, advertisements, and promotional materials; Support overall marketing and communication efforts with writing, editing, and proofreading skills; Manage production and placement of advertising (print, broadcast, social media, and online) and maintain weekly, monthly, and yearly advertising calendar.

Experience in a customer-focused, marketing position preferred (candidates with commensurate internship or graduate assistantship experience will be considered); Experience producing well-written, well-edited copy for multiple formats and target audiences; Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Expertise of Adobe CS; Understanding of the offset and digital printing world.

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