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The Illustrator/Graphic Designer creates high-quality visuals for our digital news and social media platforms. Collaborate with the digital, editorial and social media teams on projects that promote the university through storytelling and enhance audience engagement. Utilize a passion for visual storytelling and push creative boundaries while multitasking in a fast-paced environment and meeting tight deadlines without sacrificing quality or accuracy of work. Organize information and data into eye-catching designs that convey meaning to the user. Serve as part of a dynamic and talented communications team of reporters, editors, developers, social media specialists, media relations professionals, photographers, and video producers that shares Northeastern's story with the world and elevates its reputation globally.
This position is based on the Boston campus with the option of one remote day per week.
Creative and imaginative with an eye for color, balance, and layout
Strong conceptual thinking
Ability to rapidly sketch, iterate, and produce polished concept art under tight deadlines
Portfolio showing ability to sketch, paint or draw in a variety of preferred or mastered styles
Skilled at creating a compelling visual concept that resonates within the story's context
Prior work in news media, animation, or games industry is a plus
Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills
Excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and digital painting software such as Corel Painter, Clip Studio Paint, Krita, or Paint Tool Sai
Knowledge and skills required for this position are normally obtained through a Bachelor's degree in a field emphasizing visual communication and a minimum of four years of related experience.
Experience in higher education is not needed, nor is it desired.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
Brainstorm with editorial, social media and digital teams to come up with image ideas
Prepare and design rough drafts
Receive and give feedback and apply it to designs
Deliver high quality, polished visuals that enhance NGN storytelling and elevate the Northeastern brand
Discern the underlying narrative in provided data and present it in an infographic
Identify opportunities for visualization in reporting and propose improvements to the clarity of the story
Carefully consider the audience for each deliverable
Manage requests and timelines with shifting priorities
Projects may range from designing a single visual within a deliverable, to designing the deliverable itself
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Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.
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