New List of NMS Job Opportunities

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

Job categories include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design/Development
  • User Interface (UI)/User Experience (UX)
  • Web Project/Art Management
  • Social Media Marketing/Management
  • Web Content Management/Writing
  • Interactive/Internet Marketing
  • Audio-Visual Design/Editing

Graphic Design

Presentation Specialist/Graphic Designer – Chicago, IL
Create sophisticated and visually interesting presentations; Represent data and information that is easy for readers to understand; Manage presentations globally and ensure design and messaging consistency; Design and update print collateral including brochures, flyers, and books; Create internal and external email announcements, banners, newsletters, and invitations; Develop advertising campaigns and design marketing materials.

Must have professional graphic design experience; Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Proficiency in Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver); Strong print and electronic design skills including HTML; Strong proofreading skills; Background working in financial services/real estate environment and interest in video editing a plus.

Interactive Graphic Designer – Downers Grove, IL
Develop, coordinate, and implement all creative materials for the organization; Manage multiple projects from concept through completion; Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet business objectives and clients that advance both brand strategies; Develop ideas and oversee designs for both print and interactive work as well as concepting for high-end collateral and promotions; Design and implement social media platforms and other projects such as brochures, direct mail, newsletters, email blasts, and landing pages.

Must have agency experience working with marketing materials, large-scale websites, and multichannel marketing campaigns; Proficiency in Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), PowerPoint, and HTML/XHTML/CSS; Understanding of digital photography, video production, and graphic design for creating digital media content on websites and social media platforms; Must possess a thorough understanding of marketing communications as well as industry best practices.

Graphic Designer – Chicago, IL
Responsible for conceptualizing and executing internal and external communications; Print, web, and video projects from concept to completion; Modify existing templates; Manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Must have experience in a professional services organization; Strong design background including mastery of HTML4/HTML5; Proficiency in Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Flash); Knowledge of MS Office products; Experience with video editing software preferred.

Web Design/Development

Web Designer – Chicago, IL
Responsible for developing and maintaining websites, blogs, and other online applications or networks; Creative design of a variety of graphic-driven projects for a diverse client base, including advertising, annual reports, logos, newsletters, promotions, websites, and other marketing collateral; Provide input on best practices for web technical architecture or builds; Assume leadership responsibilities in graphic decisions and develop and maintain company’s graphic standards.

Must have practical experience in development and maintenance of website coding (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, Drupal, Expression Engine); Experience using Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects); Solid working knowledge of advertising, branding, and marketing; Understanding of website creation process as well as online and print design principles (layout, typography, branding, and corporate identity); Assist in design of online banners, email blasts, rich interactive experiences for the web, and other media and custom content; Capable of creating infographics; Strong understanding of social media and marketing techniques a big plus.

Web Developer – Chicago, IL
Translate existing wireframes and functional specs into technical specs, suggest alternative solutions; Analyze, evaluate, and select new applications to constantly improve websites; Translate business and functional requirements into detailed technical design from system architecture down to code-level design; Assist in plotting the course of digital marketing efforts.

Must have sound technical understanding of e-commerce solutions and web applications; Deep knowledge of web programming standards and capabilities; Must have experience with Magento ecommerce software and WordPress; Experience in optimizing cloud hosting environments; Knowledge of current SEO practices preferred.

Web Content Developer – Chicago, IL
Provides day-to-day content editing, basic web development, and design standards implementation; Creates web pages, provides technical support and training to the department web contributors, and troubleshoots errors and web coding; Create, manage, and troubleshoot scripting and other website-related technologies (audio and video); Edits and formats images, videos, and audio clips for proper viewing and/or playback; Provides training for department web contributors.

Must have relevant web experience and demonstrated webpage development experience; Experience providing technical support and training to end users and some knowledge of media services equipment and workflow.

User Interface (UI)/User Experience (UX)

Visual Designer – Chicago, IL
Create concepts and compositions for digital experiences across multiple form factors (web, mobile, tablet, etc.); Maintain integrity of brand and design standards throughout all digital properties; Provide UI/design pattern guidance, ensure that all digital properties follow company’s global standards, and deliver needed concepts, assets, reviews, and evaluations to development teams within and outside of the company.

Must have experience in web, mobile, and tablet design; Solid understanding of interface design and IA/UX/Interaction design; Understanding of HMTL5 and CSS from a design perspective; Knowledge of current web design standards and best practices; Experience designing for consumer-facing websites; Proficiency in Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and MS Office.

UI Developer – Chicago, IL
Create UI designs for new products and/or features, including UI prototypes; Provide UI standards and guidance for developers working on features; Help design a UI/UX strategy to simultaneously support computer browsers, tablets, and smartphones; Identify when usability research should be conducted, and perform usability research.

Must have UI/UX design experience; Experience designing for mobile devices; Must have extensive experience with task flow analysis, prototyping, usability research, and visual design; Thorough understanding of HTML/XHTML/HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.

Web Project/Art Management

Web Production Manager – Downers Grove, IL
Manage daily workload across all members of the web team to ensure website projects and web tasks are completed correctly and on time; Collaborating with and providing direction to web designers, developers, and copywriters; Reviewing work for accuracy and quality assurance.

Must have experience in web project management, managing staff members, and in web development/design; Ability to read and write HTML and CSS; Working knowledge of the Drupal CMS and LAMP development environments a plus.

Project Manager – Chicago, IL
Oversee and execute the redesign and relaunch of the company’s website; Trained to eventually become head of the small IT department.

Must have experience leading web design/development teams; Must have experience as a web designer/developer, utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and content management systems; Knowledge of digital design fundamentals (layout, typography, UI usability).

Designer/Project Manager – Chicago, IL
Responsible for managing the day-to-day creative process for all digital elements; Perform design and formatting of digital assets for final production; Develop and design client presentation materials; Manage design of company website; Serve as liaison to internal creative department and vendor partners to coordinate/execute all creative production activities and projects.

Must have experience designing for the web and coding designs in HTML; Advanced knowledge of Adobe CS; Prior experience with Salesforce and Basecamp is a plus; Advertising agency experience a plus.

Social Media Marketing/Management

Social Media Manager – Chicago, IL
Provide day-to-day management and execution of organization’s social media presence including social media channel and community management, creative writing, promotions, partnerships, etc.; Work daily with Digital and PR teams to develop communications strategies; Develop weekly editorial calendar in collaboration with Digital and PR teams; Support brand loyalty and encourage generation of user-created content via active community participation and conversation.

Must have experience managing social media for major brands; 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; Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills.

Social Media Manager – Chicago, IL
Drive strategy and execution of all social media programming; Lead evolution of company’s social media and digital “command center,” including strategy, tools, reporting, and integration; Drive social media competency across the business; Proactively stay connected to evolving digital monitoring and measurement technologies.

Must have robust social media experience; Understanding of best practices and emerging trends within the digital/social space; Strong analytical background, including experience with digital measurement and research for consumer brands on agency and/or client side; Knowledge of digital monitoring and reporting processes and tools, such as Omniture, Nielsen, DynamicLogic, Compete, Insight Express, Atlas, DART, SocialRadar, Radian6, etc.; Agency management experience; Strong background, knowledge, and interest in sports.

Social Media Campaign Manager – Chicago, IL
Responsible for all aspects related to setting up, implementing, optimizing, and monitoring the delivery of advertising campaigns on multiple social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.; Budgeting, forecasting, and reporting; Analysis and optimization of ad inventory; Process improvements.

Must have experience in an online advertising-related environment (publisher, network, or ad agency) with working knowledge of advertising operations; Deep understanding of online ad campaign metrics; Extensive experience with Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, and SEM strongly preferred.

Web Content Management/Writing

Digital Content and Production Specialist – Elk Grove Village, IL
Manage the production of file conversions for publications; Track all of the company’s titles, ISBN numbers, and pricing; Develop and manage e-book publications processes and schedules; Analyze and select content conversion vendors and negotiate best practices and costs.

Must have experience coordinating or managing digital production processes; Proficiency with PC and Mac software, including MS Office, database management, Adobe CS, and Adobe Acrobat; Experience in XML and electronic and online publishing preferred.

Web Content Manager – Oak Brook, IL
Participate in needs assessment, select and establish a content management system; Ensure all content is delivered, proofed, edited, uploaded, and published in a timely manner; Recommend best practices, develop guidance and content standards, and ensure best practices and quality standards are met and maintained.

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

Food Writer – Chicago, IL
Work as part of the agency’s internal creative team; Writes content that reflects a distinct style of expression that represents brand’s personality and message.

Must have experience in creative storytelling and have a knack for ideating engaging and newsworthy angles; Strength in writing across various platforms and media, including press releases, advertorials, brochures, web copy, social media content, recipe handnotes, etc.; Natural interest in food/lifestyle trends; Experience in PR or advertising is a plus.

Interactive/Internet Marketing

Marketing Operations and Web Strategies Coordinator – Chicago, IL
Responsible for the tactical development, execution, and analysis of firm and practice-based digital marketing programs; Email marketing creation, testing and distribution, with a focus on integrating surveys, content syndication, social media, and web strategies; Manage all aspects of the e-marketing process, including coordinating with program owners, developing program calendars and schedules, create and manage lists; Assist with reporting and ROI key metrics for SEO/PPC programs, including site performance, traffic analysis, etc.

Must have marketing technology/operations experience; Knowledge of key marketing principles and creative development and execution process; Understanding of the tenets/implementation of SEO/PPC; Knowledge and understanding of digital best practices including email and metrics analysis; Knowledge of internet terminology, social media apps, and SEO/PPC implementation; Experience in marketing and web analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics); Experience with CRM/CMS systems, Lexis-Nexis Interaction, SiteCore is a plus.

Digital Marketing Manager – Chicago, IL
Collaborate within the marketing team to guide projects/ideas with regards to web production, presences, SEO, layout, graphic design, and video production; Complete content updates and web innovation across company’s 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; Apply and maintain quality assurance standards for copy and media on company’s websites, as well as SEO best practices; Manage web analytics and ad-hoc reports.

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

Internet Marketing Specialist – Joliet, IL
Responsible for overall support for internet marketing initiatives including e-marketing, social marketing, website/micro sites, and other online initiatives; Provide internet marketing support in content management, email marketing, and online advertising; Work with corporate design studio to create various promotional and retail communication materials including newspaper advertisements, radio scripts, billboards, on-property pieces, etc.

Must demonstrate effective writing and editorial skills; Understand usability and editorial standards for online environments; Background in email marketing, marketing, or advertising industry; Familiarity with web design, web front-end technologies (HTML, Flash, JavaScript), image creation software, UX/UI concepts; Experience in combinations of internet, new media, and/or product development; Experience working with CMS Interwoven is a plus.

Audio-Visual Design/Editing

Creative Designer (eTechnologies) – Buffalo Grove, IL
Responsible for the recording and editing of video content, photography, and sound projects as they relate to e-learning projects; Select program format for final output, capturing/importing media, organizing raw media, editing, creating, and inserting graphics and animations, adding music/voice-over/sound effects, media management, and archiving project media; Plan photo/video shoots, scouting/selecting/reserving shoot locations, and maintaining a production schedule; Create graphics, animations, videos, and web interfaces for web portals, e-learning, marketing, and other communications products.

Demonstrated competence with design software including Corel Graphics Suite, Adobe CS 5/6, and Lectora; Working expertise with video and audio editing software such as Adobe Premiere and Audition; Experience with Adobe Connect and Adobe Presenter Publishing; Demonstrated ability to incorporate audio, video, graphics, and textual data to create highly advanced presentations for both print and online publishing.

Campus AV Events Manager – Chicago, IL
Manage technical needs for events in the school’s venues; Assist in design, installation, maintenance, and repair of installed and circulating resources located across campus; Train, schedule, and supervise AV technicians to staff live events in venues; Maintain installed equipment in event venues.

Must have experience in live events technology operation and/or audiovisual services in higher education; Supervisory experience preferred; Familiarity with audiovisual control systems and software, preferably Extron and Crestron; Infocomm International Certified Technology Specialist training highly valued.

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