Client-side job opening: Graphic and Web Design Specialist

The College of Idaho in Caldwell has an opening for a Graphic and Web Design Specialist. From the job description on their website:

The College of Idaho invites applications for a Graphic and Web Design Specialist. The Graphic and Web Design Specialist is responsible for creating and maintaining a dynamic, professional and consistent look for The College of Idaho’s visual identity. The Graphic and Web Design Specialist will work within the Office of Marketing and Communications to create outstanding visual graphics both in print and online for the College. Design responsibilities include advertisements, Quest magazine, creative web projects, print and digital signage, and a variety of publications including postcards, brochures, posters and mailers for admissions, development, alumni relations, community learning, athletics and other campus departments.

Essential Functions:

  • Create outstanding, distinctive designs for the College both in print and online.
  • Work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and outside vendors to ensure visual consistency and quality across all uses of the College’s logos, colors, word marks and other brand assets.
  • Design the College magazine, Quest, which is published three times annually with a circulation of 13,000+
  • Design the admissions viewbook and other print publications for the enrollment team.
  • Work with the director to and execute design for the College’s advertising campaigns, which may include print ads, digital ads, billboards, television spots and posters.
  • Work to enhance the visual design of the College’s website, creating more dynamic and brand-cohesive graphics and web pages where possible.
  • Assist in designing College apparel, athletic uniforms and promotional items as required.
  • Create and update C of I signage, including banners, building signs and the campus map.
  • Maintain the College’s digital signage, which promotes campus events via television screens across campus.
  • Create posters and graphics to help promote campus and athletics events.
  • Assist with photography/photo editing and videography/video editing as required.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Check out the job listing for full details about the position and how to apply.

Job opening – Senior Graphic Designer

Foerstel Design in Boise is looking for a Senior Graphic Designer. From the job description posted on LinkedIn:

Job description
Only those candidates with experience in the exploration, design and development of brand identity and package design for the consumer product industry will be considered. Food product packaging, specifically organic and natural, is a plus.

You will work directly with Creative Directors and Account Executives.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent illustration and Photoshop skills
  • Above-average writing and grammar skills
  • Working knowledge of FDA and USDA Organic regulations/guidelines for package design

Check out the listing on LinkedIn for more details and how to apply.

Job opening – DP/Camera Operator

North by Northwest in Boise is looking to add a DP/Camera Operator to its Boise staff. From the job listing online:

Description:

North by Northwest is looking to add a DP/Camera Operator with client skills in its Boise office. We specialize in commercial advertising and corporate video projects, working with clients directly and through advertising agencies. Our work occasionally takes us across the world, sometimes across the country, and often around the Pacific Northwest.

We’re searching for someone who knows their way around a multitude of camera platforms, gets along with others well, and has an appreciation for Miller High Life. A great candidate is someone interested in growing into a Director role. If you like to work hard and play hard, you may be a good fit here.

NXNW have been thriving in the Treasure Valley for 23 years, hailing from the original Spokane office. We look forward to hearing from those who can help us thrive another 23 years.

Responsibilities:

  • Camera operation on projects
  • Gear organization & maintenance
  • Fill various crew positions as needed
  • Sit in on meetings with clients
  • Collaborate ideas with others
  • Running auditions
  • Scout locations

See the original job listing for full details and how to apply.

Job opening at Stoltz Marketing Group

Stoltz Marketing Group in Boise is looking for a Media and Production Coordinator to join their team. From the job listing on their website:

The opportunity:

We’re Stoltz Marketing Group, a full-service advertising agency located in downtown Boise with clients located throughout the U.S. We’re looking for a production/media coordinator who loves making trains run on time.

You’re a Swiss Army knife who’s incredibly detail oriented, good with words and numbers, and you jump in to keep things moving along where others take their feet of the gas.

You’ll assist the creative team and account managers to ensure projects move through the agency smoothly and get to the respective media outlets and production companies on time. You’ll handle all purchasing for the company, whether that be the coordination of a printed brochure or planning and buying a new media campaign. You’ll also ensure office supplies are purchased and stocked, and you’ll be the first voice clients hear when they call our office.

The Essentials:

  • Ensure art files get to the media on time
  • Coordinate and buy media
  • Coordinate production of all print and promo materials and work directly with vendors
  • Gather project quotes from vendors and put together formal estimates
  • Work with design staff to ensure project feasibility and cost effectiveness
  • Act as liaison between vendors and accounting department
  • Maintain and manage job lists
  • Communicate and enforce media and print deadlines
  • Perform media research, make recommendations and assist in creating client proposals
  • Meet with media and print reps and maintain current media kit and rate information
  • Place buys with tv, radio and print reps
  • Assist account executives as needed
  • Organize common areas, maintain office supplies, coordinate office functions
  • Perform various office tasks such as event planning, scanning documents, filing, sending faxes, copying, and arranging conference calls, travel arrangements, etc.
  • Great attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Keynote
  • Sense of humor

See the full job listing for more information and how to apply.

Disclosure

IdahoRadioNews: Spring ratings roundup

­More ups and downs in the Boise radio market – but one thing is clear: country ruled the day this spring.

Look – let’s just say something: people writing down what they listened to on the radio (or watched on TV) is a pretty ridiculous way to determine millions of dollars in ad spending in 2016… but it’s all we have.

With that in mind, let’s look at winners and losers in the spring Nielsen book for radio among people 12+.

KBOI-AM topped the ratings with a 6.4.

The first Wild Swing Award goes to KAWO/Wow Country 104.3 which doubled its ratings from last fall – popping from a 2.7 to a 5.8, and the number two spot in the ratings. The station has a new-ish morning show and it seems to be gelling with audiences.

In the number three spot is relative upstart KQBL/101.9 The Bull. The station popped to a 4.9 rating. The ratings snapshot happened before Kevin & Brenda Mee joined the station – which could help increase ratings even further for the station.

After KTHI/107.1 K-Hits in fourth place – comes another country station, KIZN/Kissin 92. Kissin also nearly doubled its rating from a 2.6 to a 4.7 in the spring book.

Just those three country stations account for a combined 15.4 rating. Lots of country lovers got ratings diaries this spring!

Elsewhere: In the pop war, KSAS/103.5 Kiss FM climbed back on top of KWYD/Wild 101. Wild won the fall, Kiss wins the spring with a sold 4.5 rating to Wild’s 4.0.

Among hot adult contemporary stations, KCIX/Mix 106 saw significant falloff from the fall after the exit of popular morning host Kate McGwire. Mix fell from a 5.0 to a 3.8. However, the station still topped competitor KZMG/My 102.7. KXLT/107.9 Lite FM dropped significantly as it usually does in the spring when Christmas music is long gone – from a 5.6 rating to a 4.0.

Something notable happened in the sports race: KTIK/The Ticket got knocked off the throne. The heritage sports station fell to KNFL/ESPN Boise in the ratings for the first time. In fact, KNFL beat both KTIK stations, combined by quite a bit. (1.4 for ESPN Boise versus a total of 1.0 for both KTIK AM & FM). KNFL added BJ Rains & Jay Tust from 9-11am and beefed up its local afternoon show – a formula that appears to be working.

If you look at the ratings by group, Scripps cemented its status as the lowest-rated cluster in the market. The Scripps stations saw slight growth from fall, but came in fourth place behind leader Townsquare, second-place finisher Cumulus, and Impact radio in third. The average rating for a Scripps station is just 3.325 – while the average Townsquare station brings an average of 4.22 points (and Townsquare has more stations).

Don Day is principal at Don Day Digital after a 17-year career in media.