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Graphic Designer - Year Round

Company: Winter Park Resort
Location: Granby
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

WINTER PARK RESORT OVERVIEW: Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the United States. We are located just 67 miles north-west of Denver, which makes us the closest major ski resort to the city. Winter Parks traditions are deeply rooted in railroad, logging, and the early exploration of Grand County and the local Fraser Valley. Our mission is to create the best memories, again and again, for our guests, our employees, our community, and our strategic partners. ATTENTION: This position is located on-site and will require you to work/live in Winter Park, Colorado. POSITION SUMMARY: Deliver creative design that communicates ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate guests to Venture Out at Winter Park Resort. Create compelling content by getting to know the Winter Park brand, audience, and marketing strategy. Plus, work with a variety of internal businesses, external partners, and across multiple platforms to effectively bring our brand and key messages to life. You should be a self-starter, have a passion for the outdoors, demonstrate great attention to detail and have a strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. You will take design projects from concept to completion while serving as the lead/only designer and production coordinator. This includes photography selection, occasional copy writing, and the ability to work under minimal supervision while problem solving for multiple businesses, seasons and problems. An Ideal candidate for this roll will be able to maintain their creativity while tackling a wide variety of projects including administrative demands. This is a full-time, year-round position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Adhere to the Winter Park Resort and Trestle Bike Park brand standards in all creative * Serve as the Resorts Brand Champion and address issues when you see that brand standards are not being met * Understand the Resorts graphic design needs and work with appropriate stakeholders to collect copy, images, logos, etc. to complete design projects * Create project timelines; communicate expected delivery dates and deadlines * Develop a proof editing process to limit design errors (all large projects require final sign-off by the Director of Marketing) * Establish an open line of communication with all business unit leaders * Manage vendor relationships and negotiate print quotes/contracts * Build a small team of as-needed freelance graphic designers to aid in the completion of large projects * Manage print production budgets * Monitor competitor marketing efforts and industry marketing trends * Analyze consumer touch points and improve their experience

REQUIREMENTS:

* Education: Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, Marketing or related field. * Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years progressive experience in graphic design role required. * Highly adept in use of Adobe Creative Suite with a developed portfolio of past graphic design work where individual is the sole author * Strong understanding of design, copy, typography, layout, photography, guest experience, and using marketing materials to communicate with the consumer * Demonstrable understanding of the advertising / media placement workflow * Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with modest supervision * Ability to work under deadline pressure and handle many projects at once * Ensure a high quality of creative and production is upheld. * Commitment to guest and employee satisfaction * Strong oral and written communication skills * Effective and proactive communication across all levels of management, including thorough follow-up skills * Ability to accept positive and negative feedback * Strong attention to detail, organizational and time management skills * Computer skills needed include email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, * Display strong team play and interpersonal skills in order to be effective with significant interactions at all levels within and outside of the organization. * Demonstrate command of key functional skills: copy development and evaluation, timely production management and strategic creative development

* Ability to take the creative direction, campaign creative, and statistics from an agency and develop all onsite signage, collateral pieces, as well as print, internet, and digital advertisements. This includes creating items for not just Marketing and Events, but all departments including Group Sales, Weddings, Food & Beverage, Retail, Rental, Ski + Ride School, Lodging, the Village, Guest Services, Season Pass, and Human Resources. * Management of the Winter Park Resort, Trestle Bike Park brand as well as internal business units brands * Intermediate or better skiing/snowboarding ability strongly preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Office Environment:

* Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 40 pounds on an occasional basis. * Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other common office equipment on a constant basis. * Auditory and visual acuity to operate computers, phones, mobile devices and basic office equipment on a constant basis. * Ability to work for extended periods of time sitting, bending, reaching, and speaking on a constant basis. * Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, pushing and pulling on an occasional basis. * Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above. With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law. Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at will relationship.

Keywords: Winter Park Resort, Denver , Graphic Designer - Year Round, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Granby, Colorado

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