CJRW is looking for an experienced production artist to be part of our creative team. The applicant must have a keen eye for detail and a practiced mix of creative and technical know-how.

The position includes prepress work for both print and digital projects. Preflight formatting using Adobe InDesign is the largest part of the job, in addition to collecting, processing, checking and uploading files. Applicant will also be responsible for print project estimations – working closely with account executives, creative directors and vendors to price, troubleshoot and deliver agency projects.

Applicant must possess strong typographic and layout skills, strict attention to detail, and outstanding organizational, project management, time management and archiving skills.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with art directors, designers and developers
  • Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for several types of printing
  • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
  • Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation
  • Package and preflight files for release to printers or media partners
  • Ensure color integrity and quality of photography from concept to delivery of final product.
  • Create PDFs for print and client review
  • Conduct press checks
  • Prepare images for online and mobile applications
  • Catalog and reference art for future projects
  • Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with both the creative team and the printer
  • Work with vendors on timelines and project estimating
  • Stay up-to-date on new printing techniques, equipment and opportunities
  • Develop knowledge of materials available and recommend cost-saving opportunities
  • Review and approve production invoices

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a high-volume production art role – advertising/marketing agency experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent print production and process aptitude, from preparation to delivery
  • Excellent image editing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and responsibilities
  • Proficiency in organization and naming conventions
  • Proficiency using a MAC
  • Experience with digital content such as websites, social media, online advertising and email campaigns a PLUS

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary will be based on experience and skill set
  • Annual profit-sharing bonus
  • Paid Parking
  • Generous insurance plans available (health, dental, life insurance, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability)
  • Company paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • 401-K savings plan
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Apply:

Qualified applicants send resume and portfolio to employment@cjrw.com