Design and Multimedia Manager

Design and Multimedia Manager

Design and Multimedia Manager

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Job Description

Communications - Full-time

The Opportunity
The Design and Multimedia Manager serves as the organization’s go-to resource for developing compelling communications through design and multimedia platforms.  In a world where people expect visual and audio communications to convey a great deal of information in seemingly simplistic ways, you will be an expert partner in strategizing and developing communications that bring concepts to life.  This position offers great topical variety and an ability to play a notable role in advancing strategies and campaigns of impact.  

Our Unique Benefits
At RDV, we are intentional about enriching our culture and employee experiences through a unique blend of benefit offerings that include:

  • Robust health insurance options with competitive employer contributions.
  • 401k retirement plan with a generous employer match of up to 7.5%.
  • Grab and Go Deli/Market with employer-provided account credit of $650/year.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) starting at 22 days per year in addition to 9 paid holidays.
  • Fun culinary experiences and connecting with co-workers at monthly catered lunches, free of charge to employees.
  • Employer paid parking in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Education and training reimbursement programs.
  • Discounted memberships to MVP Sportsplex.

What You’ll Do

  • Cultivate strong professional working relationships with stakeholders to discover, interpret, and fully understand the broader perspective and holistic vision for communication.
  • Consult with stakeholders and leadership to make recommendations for overall project approach, including budget, timeline, and creative assets. 
  • Create visually stunning strategic plans and presentations that successfully and succinctly communicate complex topics through design and supportive text.
  • Use design and multimedia to aid in storytelling activities for the organization, its departments, and its ownership group.
  • Partner with co-workers of all levels in designing and implementing visually intriguing content for digital and print materials, including social media, website, marketing materials, presentations, and events. 
  • Translate datasets into compelling visuals that tell a story and help others to understand multifaceted and complex topics and situations.
  • Leverage video, photography, and audio as part of storytelling efforts, including managing user-friendly onsite technology to capture raw files and bring to a final cut.  
  • Partner with department management to oversee outside design and multimedia vendors.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively on multiple projects to effectively schedule project implementation, while meeting deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Examine existing processes, identify improvement opportunities, and create solutions to improve organizational output.
  • Stay informed about current design and multimedia technologies, industry trends, and best practices to create innovative, effective, and engaging content.
  • Assist organization with consistently implementing brand standards.
  • Understand and implement ADA compliance and accessibility in externally facing design work.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

What You’ll Bring

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in graphic design, marketing, communications, art, or a related field.
  • Experience working in an agency environment with direct client contact or a corporate environment preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office projects, including strong skills in PowerPoint.
  • Excellent knowledge of design software and technologies such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe suite, etc. 
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Knowledge of WordPress and other web-based content management systems.
  • Exceptional creativity and innovative design skills with experience bringing new programs and ideas to fruition.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, stay within a budget, and work on many projects simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated with a strong performance-driven attitude, willing to execute day-to-day tasks and develop strategies and project plans. 
  • Able to work in a team environment in a corporate setting and complete tasks independently.
  • A desire to research, learn about new things, and identify creative solutions.
  • Flexible thinker who is able to anticipate needs and preferences of others and manage conflicting requests and timelines, prioritizing and adapting effectively.
  • Independent judgement, artistic vision, a passion for compelling content, and the ability to discern which elements to include in materials and how they are presented. 
  • Tenacity to deliver a thoroughly developed product through multiple iterations over time.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to initiate, plan, prioritize and follow through on projects.
  • Ability to interface effectively with various levels of management, clients, vendors, and co-workers in a highly professional manner, with the highest level of confidentiality exercised at all times. 
  • Strong file management capabilities.
  • A positive, curious, aspirational, and encouraging approach to work and others.
  • An interest in business, philanthropy and public policy is a plus.
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