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Adventurous Graphic Designer with
Multimedia Aspirations

Job location: Premier Guitar headquarters, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Sorry, telecommuting is not an option)

Premier Guitar, the world’s leading guitar-oriented print and digital magazine, is on the prowl for a fearless, endlessly creative graphic designer who’s ready to help us take our digital mag into the future with stunning layouts and multimedia elements that are optimized for today’s mobile devices.

Previous experience with cutting-edge digital-magazine and app design work is not necessary, but the right candidate must have several years of professional experience creating visuals that work together with text and other elements to create an arresting experience. And you won’t just be willing to learn how to help us design a captivatingly dynamic new digital PG experience—you’ll be thrilled at the chance to evolve your skill set and express your passion for design through powerful new platforms.

Mandatory Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in web design or graphic design

·       Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

·       Strong digital portfolio indicating a deep understanding of layout design, excellent typography skills, and an aesthetic appropriate for the Premier Guitar audience

·       Ability to conceptualize and execute an idea from start to finish

·       Stellar interpersonal and verbal communication skills

·       Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced media environment

·       Ability to take direction well and collaborate as a team

·       Deep interest in digital design and cutting-edge advances

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Experience in web or app design or a related field

·       Familiarity with Adobe Digital Publishing

·       Experience with Adobe Flash, HTML5, and similar multimedia technologies

Responsibilities:

·       Set up and administer PG’s Adobe Digital Publishing account

·       Build the Premier Guitar smartphone app

·       Create, manage, and publish folios for the Premier Guitar smartphone app

·       Collaborate with Chief Content Officer, Art Director, and Marketing department to develop and execute in-house digital materials

* Please submit resume and portfolio to careers@premierguitar.com

Job location: Premier Guitar headquarters, Cedar Rapids