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Digital Media Designer at Valassis Communications, Inc. in Livonia, Michigan

Posted in Design 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

BUILD your career with an organization that is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing more than 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.

LIVE your passion through a culture that actively supports community involvement and delivers hope to missing children and their families across the nation through its signature Have You Seen Me?® Program.

CREATE our future by integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, to precisely target our clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.

We are intelligent media delivery.

Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing over 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.  By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.  NCH Marketing Services, Inc. and Clipper Magazine are Valassis subsidiaries, and RetailMeNot Everyday® is its consumer brand.  Its signature Have You Seen Me?® program delivers hope to missing children and their families.  Valassis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings.


·  Take charge of your future with our generous 401K savings plan with company match, which is vested from day one.

·  Participate in our company wide well-being program that also serves to lower your annual health insurance premiums.

·  Explore new education opportunities with our Tuition Reimbursement Plan which covers up to $5,250.

·  We offer work-life flexibility, meeting personal obligations along with professional success.

The Digital Media Designer will create or convert client supplied creative into effective designs and provide code development for digital media products according to Valassis specifications and production service level agreements. Will effectively provide creative design for digital media products to maximize impact of product and convey client message. Will support Valassis competencies through daily performance and behaviors.


Job Responsibilities:


Utilizes technical knowledge and design skills to create conceptual artwork and coding, or converting client supplied creative into effective designs according to Valassis specifications for digital products.   Ensures production responsibilities are completed to meet Service Level Agreement guidelines and client expectations. Produces maximum number of quality art files while optimizing efficiencies.  Maintains thorough knowledge of Valassis digital product specifications. Maintains knowledge of internal Valassis processes for digital products through compliance of standard operating procedures.



Communicates with internal leaders/associates to resolve client-supplied code issues and design needs as well as providing recommendations and technical assistance to increase their knowledge of Valassis best practices and artwork specifications. Displays ability to articulate design concepts and solutions verbally and written.  Interacts with associates in a professional manner.


Research and Development:

Researches emerging best practices and new technology updates relating to digital practices. Tests success/failure of design and development methods to provide optimal solutions for our clients. Implements new processes to increase team efficiency and remain current. Challenges existing standards, tools, and practices to determine relevancy against changing technology.


Issue Resolution:

Identifies and troubleshoots file/code issues to resolve problems and eliminate obstacles. Owns resolution beyond area of expertise. Effectively collaborates with internal partners to find a mutual solution, and communicates and positions information on challenging situations to the appropriate leaders.


Internal Reporting:

Maintains daily updates on their personal productivity by utilizing necessary means of tracking.


Job Requirements:

  • Associates (bachelor's degree preferred) and 1-3 years related experience

  • Experience in use of Adobe Creative Suite Applications

  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS

  • Solid understanding of HTML5 animation

  • Solid understanding of web and email design principles (e.g. web standards, user-centered design, information architecture, browser standards-compliance, cross browser compatibility issues).

  • Solid portfolio for designing emails, rich media display advertising and landing pages for both desktop and mobile devices within a fast-pace environment

  • Experience and expertise with image file formats (.png, .jpg, .gif, .pdf) and experience with retina/high-density outputs and optimization

  • Strong organization skills while working in a team environment across multiple locations

  • Strong work ethic, professionalism and emotional intelligence with a passion for visual design and fast paced production

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively with clarity and transparency across various levels of the business

  • Proven curiosity and skills to acquire, assimilate and process new information with little direction

  • Knowledge of applications: Google Web Designer and Celtra

  • Knowledge of JavaScript

Valassis is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting our Recruiting Coordinator, Kathryn Narowitz at  .

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