Graphic Designer Administrator - Military veterans preferred

2024-06-30
Lamar Advertising Company (lamar.com)
Arts/Media/Graphics

$19 - $22 /yr

  full-time   employee


Arlington
Texas
76011
United States

Do you want your designs to make an impact on the success of local businesses? Our Lamar office in Arlington, Texas is now hiring a new design team member to help us bring effective outdoor advertising campaigns to life for brands in Dallas, TX, and the surrounding areas. The Graphic Designer Administrator is responsible for making our billboard and digital advertisements SHINE while also handling the administrative responsibilities of keeping track of our inventory.

This position is a combination of Graphic Designer and Administrative Specialist; spending efforts on both general administrative support for various departments, which may include charting digital and/or static structures, and the creative process by working with the sales teams to provide artwork for new and existing clients.

What you can expect from us:

A Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm work schedule��� 
An hourly range of $19 - $22/ hour dependent on relevant experience and qualifications
120 hours of paid time off (PTO) that increases with tenure
12 paid company holidays including Presidents Day and Juneteenth
A comprehensive 4-6 week training program��� 
Career advancement opportunities��� 
Ongoing professional development and internal leadership programs to maximize your career potential
Multiple medical plan options
Dental and vision insurance
401K plan with company contributions for participation��� 
Paid parental leave
Wellness program incentives such as medical plan premium holidays and HSA contributions

What we are looking for in YOU:

Aptitude, thorough understanding and proficiency in Outdoor design
Ability to communicate effectively with proper grammar in person, over phone and via e-mail
Ability to design visually with the proficiency to distinguish color patterns and identify good use of color
Thorough knowledge of departmental processes and procedures, as well as company policies
Knowledge of inventory and territory is preferred
Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workloads
Ability to design visually appealing outdoor advertisements and marketing materials by converting verbal requests into visual designs
Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction
Must be self-motivated, personable, team-player with a positive and accommodating attitude
Must be creative, forward-thinking, with a solid understanding of design concepts, particularly layout and typography
Must have strong communications and organizational skills, with the ability to balance projects, set deadlines, and manage expectations
Must be able to design within our company branding guidelines
Ability to brainstorm individually and collaboratively, mock up designs, and present ideas
Must have an eye for details and be able to respond positively to constructive criticism
Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
Basic knowledge of PowerPoint and other presentation programs, such as Keynote or Prezi
Basic knowledge of the print production process
Basic knowledge of Excel. Comfortable working in and developing multiple spreadsheets
Strong analytical skills

Education and experience:

High School Education or equivalent required
An Associate's Degree, or up to 3 years of college or technical school, in graphic arts or Graphic Design is required
A minimum of 2 years of experience in graphic arts as a Graphic Designer is preferred
A driver's license is preferred.
Or another equivalent combination of education and experience

Please note: Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to complete an 8-15 minute personality assessment. This assessment compares your professional soft skills to the skills required for success in this role. Please answer honestly; this is not a test!��� Not completing this assessment could result in disqualification from consideration for this position.��� 

Candidates with a disability in need of an accommodation to fulfill our application requirements should email��� applicantassistance@lamar.com.

A day in the life:

Graphic Design

Create and design visually appealing and functional structure artwork, ensuring the graphic designs are "outdoor friendly" while adhering to schedule requirements in timely manner. Includes working with clients to convert their current graphic designs to effective outdoor designs, and helping clients with sizing and translation issues when providing their own artwork
Work with other markets to promote and produce campaigns for new digitals and/or PowerPoint presentations
Manage special requests and/or graphic designs that require special attention
Communicate with the printers on uploading art, confirming art dimensions, and confirming advertisement dimensions
Work with the Sales Department to produce spec art and campaign ideas for client proposals.

The following duties may vary, depending on location need:

Administrative Support

May be responsible for providing administrative support to all departments in the company, including answering phones, typing correspondence, inputting and researching data, inputting and ordering production, taking and uploading POP photos, and managing social media content.

This position may also function as the primary Chartist, with duties such as:

Charting Support

Maintain up-to-date lists of inventory for posters and bulletins and digital slots
Maintain an "end-of-day" inventory of all printed materials delivered to the plant and account for deliveries in the charting system
On a daily basis, chart all requests, contracts and special requests from Sales Account Executives, National Sales, Sales Manager and General Manager for posters, bulletins (both "Perms" and "Rotaries") and digital slots in a timely and accurate manner. Upload all digital art for play.���  Upon request upload static art to Circle Graphics
Ride the market routinely to check for flags, inaccurate postings, old expired copy and other service issues (i.e. lighting). Assist Sales Account Executives and the Operations Department with illumination problems by checking software program and status of illumination.���  Schedule work orders for illumination repairs upon request

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The primary work environment for this position is an office, but some locations may require driving in the market on a weekly basis
The physical demands for this position include light lifting, reaching, seeing (with a focus on reading, color distinction, and acuity), sitting more than 50% of the time, standing, talking, turning, and walking
Nights spent away from home are less than 10%.

Who we are:

Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world. With over 351,000 displays across the United States and Canada, Lamar is dedicated to helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.

We provide ad space through:

Billboards
Interstate logos
Handpainted murals
Transportation and airports
The largest network of digital billboards in the United States

We live by the Golden Rule, and we operate with honesty and integrity in every aspect of our business. We are open with our employees, transparent with our customers, and loyal to the communities in which we serve. While Lamar is a large company, each office has its own culture and family atmosphere, making employees feel connected both locally and nationally.

We are committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices and use a number of innovative strategies to reduce our environmental impact. We are actively working to reduce our annual greenhouse gas emissions and are projecting a 70% decrease by 2026 as a result of our efforts.

Lamar is an EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans or any other State or Federally protected characteristic

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