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PART-TIME GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR SAVANNAH MAGAZINE

Publishing Services Savannah GA

Job Description

STATEMENT OF THE JOB: To effectively create advertisements, marketing material and other print- and digital-related design tasks for Savannah magazine, Savannah HOMES, Southern Coastal Weddings magazine and related products, websites and social media platforms.

REQUIREMENTS/SPECIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: College degree in graphic design or related field preferred.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Ideal candidate is passionate about well-executed design, energetic, driven and a self-starter. Must possess strong working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of magazine layout design, commercial printing and photography a plus.

RESOURCEFULNESS: Must be highly creative, organized, flexible, focused, able to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects. Must effectively communicate and work collaboratively with publisher, advertising sales director, account executives, clients and photographers as well as the art director and graphic designer.

SUPERVISION: Reports directly to the Publisher of Savannah magazine.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Separate work space within a general office environment. Numerous distractions and interruptions. Fast-paced environment, particularly during deadlines. Hours are flexible with normal schedule of 16 hours a week, but may flex up to 20-40 hours a week during deadlines. Additional hours can be offered for select projects.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

  1. Create advertisements, spec ads and marketing materials (media kits, in-house advertisements, etc.) for Savannah magazine and other branded and ancillary products.
  2. Assist account executives with gathering sales materials as needed.
  3. Has appreciation for the look/brand of the magazine and must be able to replicate the Savannah magazine look in ads and promotional materials.
  4. Must be able to effectively communicate and interpret ideas and concepts with clients and account executives.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned or deemed necessary.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances changes (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or presence of disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation or any other protective status.

 

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Art Director

Publishing Services Augusta GA

Job Description

STATEMENT OF THE JOB:

 The role of Art Director is responsible for producing all elements and components of product design with practical creativity. Must be able to collaborate with editorial staff in creating feature layouts. Demonstrates the ability to design autonomously as well as function as part of team in order to produce high quality products. Skill set must include sophisticated sense of typography, photo editing skills, page design and ability to tell a story through words and pictures. Manages workflow as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be very experienced with the Adobe CS, multiple versions.
  • At least a four-year degree in design, art, journalism, related field or life experience.
  • At least 4 years of consumer/trade/custom magazine or similar experience.
  • Solid working knowledge of publishing workflows and pre-press processes.
  • Sophisticated sensibility in application of imagery and process color to editorial page.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of design trends.
  • Highly organized, proactive, detail oriented with ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Deadline and project oriented.
  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, must be able to understand and utilize tact and persuasiveness while interacting with internal as well as external customers.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Professional conduct and appearance.
  • Excellent ethics and integrity.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Publishing Services leadership and design staff to conceptualize, design and produce all elements of MVP products including but not exclusive to maps, Where Magazine, Quick Guides and Guestbooks.
  • Participate in book building process from concept through printed product.
  • Responsible and accountable for correctness and completeness of final products while adhering to schedules and deadlines.
  • Recommend methods to streamline and improve production/design processes.
  • Facilitate the success of the team by being actively leader in problem solving and quality improvement.
  • Be familiar with primary responsibilities of other team members and assist them when necessary.
  • Monitor and stay current with all products produced by the team.
  • Stay current on new software and technological advancements.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  (if applicable)

Primarily seated at a desk using a computer in an air-conditioned office.

Must be able to work in a drug-free, smoke-free environment. Occasional night or weekend work.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job management reserves the right to revise the job to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation or any other protective status.

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Freelance Dining Writers for Travel Publication

Editorial Honolulu HI

Job Description

Morris Media Network, home to the world’s premier travel media brands, is seeking Oahu-based creative and innovative freelance writers to provide content for a quarterly custom publication. The ideal candidates will have experience writing for print and social media on a variety of dining topics. These include local restaurants, from casual eateries to elegant bistros; Hawaiian, national and international cuisine; profiles of local chefs; and more. We are seeking writers who can approach traditional topics in a fresh, new way that appeals to a broad demographic, including visitors and locals alike. In addition to features, writers will create press releases, eblasts, Facebook and Instagram posts and other social media content. They will also recommend dining influencers for possible social media connections. Writers report to and take direction from the chief creative officer and work closely with the local market editor. Please include cover letter, resume and samples with application.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation or any other protective status.

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Social Editor

Editorial Savannah GA

 Social Editor will be responsible for expanding the reach and awareness of the Savannah magazine brand through its digital assets, marketing, social media and community events as well as coordinating print and digital content related to Savannah’s social calendar. Success in this position is measurable — namely, it is constituted by key audience expansion goals among readers, viewers and followers.  The position is part-time, 20 hours per week.

Job Description

  • Write and brainstorm content for New in 912, Get Social, print events calendar, and print Seen pages in the bimonthly magazine and content for other publications (Savannah HOMES and Southern Coastal Weddings) as needed
  • Develop social calendar and rollout plan for all Savannah magazine brands across all platforms (currently Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)
  • Manage online sales/subscriptions, work with publisher on special promotions/discounts and promote accordingly via social and newsletter
  • Create and distribute weekly and sponsored newsletter in collaboration with ZenDesk
  • Coordinate and schedule Seen photographers, handle contracts, upload all images to SmugMug and social media
  • Seek out Seen events and work with management and sales to target specific events
  • Assist at Savannah magazine-sponsored and associated events as needed
  • Upload all magazine content to Wordpress, work with design team to create web-friendly imagery
  • Implement SEO strategies on all Savannah magazine websites
  • Upload all media kits and sponsored content separately to Issuu in collaboration with management and sales
  • Upload every print magazine issue to Issuu
  • Manage online events calendar (user-submitted, but edit as needed to keep to Savannah magazine standards) and upload additional on-brand events to round out calendar
  • Manage any Savannah magazine voting via SurveyMonkey (Best of Savannah/Savannah HOMES/etc) – fact-check list, create and promote surveys, export all voting info
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Gardening Supervisor

Martin SC

The Gardening Supervisor is responsible for managing the garden, yards around the houses and flowers and function in a professional and knowledgeable manner.   This position directs and oversees the daily duties of two employees as well as assists in the kitchen and house during onsite events and during peak times.  The position is located in Allendale, SC.

Job Description

Essential Functions

  1. Supervises, assign duties and work schedules of two employees
  2. Inspects garden and yard to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, cutting, planting or harvesting.
  3. Assists with planting and harvesting operations.
  4. Assists in land preparation, planting, irrigation, fertilization, pest and disease management.
  5. Operates equipment, i.e., zero turn mowers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers
  6. Directs or assists in adjustment, repair and maintenance of equipment.
  7. Continually monitors and evaluates the efficiency of operations, equipment and work practices
  8. Provide support for events on site or during peak times in the lodge and kitchen to include serving guests, assistance with meal preparation and other services as needed.
Education/Skill Requirements
Organizational skills; Knowledge of production equipment; Microsoft Office; Driver’s License.

Work Environment
This position operates in an outdoor environment.  This role routinely uses standard farm equipment such as trucks, zero turn mowers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, etc.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to work in all weather conditions.  the employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance and exposed to pollutants, gasses, dust fumes, odors and poor ventilation.  Also, the employee will be exposed to loud noises.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.



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Account Executive

Sales Augusta GA

The Augusta magazine Group is looking for their next sales superstar! The Augusta leader in magazine publishing is seeking a sales dynamo who will drive consistent growth in sales revenue.

Job Description

Qualifications:

  • B2B sales experience, preferably in media
  • Consultative selling experience and style
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Current contacts with businesses and agencies in the Augusta area
  • Self-motivated and career-oriented
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Superior organizational and follow-up skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Solid grasp of the digital landscape
  • Strong prospecting skills
  • Performance driven with a proven track record of closing business quickly
  • Team player and creative thinker
  • Ability to engage clients while establishing and growing relationships
  • Positive energy, natural enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial spirit



Duties and Responsibilities:

-          Develop new and current business, national and local accounts

-          Increase sales, revenue and profitability

-          Identify new opportunities and programs to generate incremental revenue

-          Multitask with the ability to sell multiple products simultaneously

-          Consult with clients to develop creative, comprehensive marketing proposals and campaigns

-          Prospect and qualify new business for Augusta magazine, Augusta Family and Buzz on Biz magazines

-          Attend related business and networking events as needed

-          Strategic planning – develop and execute a game plan to achieve sales goals – by product, by month and by year

 

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