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Cengage Group Jr Graphic Designer in Boston, Massachusetts

We believe in the power and joy of learning

At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose – driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discovery

Our business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see https://www.cengagegroup.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity/ .

This position is for our growing National Geographic English Language Teaching team. This position of Jr Graphic Designer would work the various expanding divisions under the Global group. Working on existing projects set by the Manager, Brand, and Communications Design utilizing NGL ELT brand guidelines and having tasks managed under our Workfront project management system. They would potentially work in a variety of mediums including print, digital, web, video, and animation. This person would also have day-to-day tasks (archiving, catalog, design review, banners, social tiles) along with bigger ongoing projects (product materials, promo materials, web page building, video) with date-driven completion. Projects would mostly work directly with the Manager, Brand, and Communications Design but potentially working with Global and Regional teams (Digital Marketing, Product Managers, K-12, Digital Platform Manager, or the Web Development team). These projects would be determined by the Manager, Brand, and Communications Design.

What you Will Do Here

  • Taking storyboards and webinars to turn into info graphs and/or animation clips. (Illustrator/After Effects)

  • Taking popular white papers and designing pages for our web team to code (Photoshop/Illustrator/Sketch (open to other systems that are used)

  • Taking a current brand guideline and standard to re-think old pages that contain important information for our publications and webinars. (Photoshop/Illustrator/Sketch (open to other systems that are used))

  • Taking brand guidelines and creating templates for international distributors

  • Explore the National Geographic image archive to help find images based on marketing needs. (Photo research)

  • Learn about the Digital Asset Management system (WIDEN) with Image archiving and help us build assets for our social channels, and international marketing partners. (Photoshop/Illustrator)

Skills You Will Need Here

  • Looking for someone with 1-2 years of experience in the creative field. Relevant degree or training in creative.

  • Comping skills in terms of creating/utilizing storyboarding for video/animation, wireframes for UI design, and conceptualizing multiple ideas for print projects before completing a full piece.

  • Working with following brand guidelines when creating designs.

  • Digital design skills (social tiles, infographics, web banners, email headers) (Use of Photoshop/XD/Express)

  • Print design skills (packaging files, bleeds, exports), packaging/print collateral, tradeshow graphics

Preferred Skills

  • UI design skills (landing pages, product pages, emails) using a CMS (Bloomreach).

  • Can use any Adobe product (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD) or outside (XD, Figma)

  • Video skills (Editing, Capturing, Lighting, Audio (micing for interviews), captions, audio clean-up, color correction. We use Adobe Premiere to edit video

  • Animation skills. (Creation of animations, creation of MOGRTs, conceptualize before completion) Use of After Effects would be preferred but not required

Accountability and performance measures

  • Meets all deadlines agreed to for each project

  • Willingness to keep learning and growing skills

  • Enjoys new challenges and asks questions

At National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Group, we are enabling opportunity, powering progress, and supporting student journeys toward college and career. Using our digital learning programs and classroom learning resources, students experience the excitement and joy of learning that National Geographic explorers, scientists, writers, and photographers experience.

Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (https://p.widencdn.net/pdvq6j/EEO_Policy_Statement_January_2017) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

About Cengage Group

Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Compensation

At Cengage Group, we take great pride in our commitment to providing a comprehensive and rewarding Total Rewards package designed to support and empower our employees. Click here (https://www.cengagegroup.com/news/perspectives/2024/cengage-group-total-rewards-philosophy/) to learn more about our Total Rewards Philosophy .

The full base pay range has been provided for this position. Individual base pay will vary based on work schedule, qualifications, experience, internal equity, and geographic location. Sales roles often incorporate a significant incentive compensation program beyond this base pay range.

$47,700.00 - $76,300.00 USD

Cengage Group , a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms.

We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

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