Art Director - Contract/Temp Assignment

<p>A career at The Auto Club Group (ACG) can be satisfying, exciting and rewarding. By aligning your professional development with our business objectives, ACG can help you attain your career goals &mdash; and make a difference. Get started by choosing the career that&rsquo;s right for you.</p>

Dearborn, MI

The Auto Club Group

AAA was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of lobbying for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles — all to better promote the love of the open road and the adventure of driving. Since then, AAA has grown to over 50 million members strong, while providing valuable membership services such as roadside assistance. Additionally, AAA has broadened its horizons to include all types of travel-related services, as well as offer a variety of insurance and financial products and services. Today’s AAA is a national federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you’re traveling around the world or to the corner grocery store, planning a honeymoon or weekend road trip, learning to drive or in need of a battery boost, the best way to begin your journey is with AAA.

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Temporary Full-time

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <p>The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members and customers across 11 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second largest AAA club in North America.<br /> </p> <p><strong><u>Work Environment:</u></strong></p> <p>Work in a temperature-controlled office environment.</p> <strong><br /> <u>Compensation</u></strong><br /> The Auto Club Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits packages including a base salary with performance-based incentives; medical/dental/vision insurance, pension, 401(k), generous time off, a complimentary AAA Membership and much more!
Responsibilities: <p>Responsible for the development and coordination of marketing campaigns directed toward The Auto Club Group&rsquo;s (ACG) external markets, including members, non-members and business partners for a multi-state environment. Handles high profile projects requiring extensive knowledge of typography, layout, color, production and visual communication. Performs art direction for segmented marketing campaigns aimed at target audiences. Develops advertising concepts and ideas which enhance and support ACG marketing programs; designs consistent with corporate tone and manner, campaign continuity and corporate identity standards. Researches and develops art direction for the full range of online and print media, including web, email, magazine/newspaper, direct response, collateral, sales promotion, point-of-purchase and outdoor. Coordinates the scheduling, printing and color proofing of advertising materials with numerous external printing resources. Coordinates activities of a large network of external graphic arts suppliers, design studio/art representatives, photographers and ad agency personnel. Works with ACG Procurement to identify and secure outside suppliers for photography, illustration, retouching and design. Ensures timeliness of advertising materials by prioritizing and producing projects and managing deadlines. May provide guidance and direction to others.</p>
Requirements: <p><strong><u>Preferred Qualifications</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Experience in content support for Social media platforms in a business setting (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.).</li> <li>Marketing experience in a multiple, diverse product environment.</li> <li>Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.</li> <li>Experience in a full-service advertising agency, or client-side marketing department in a large corporate environment.</li> <li>Ability to provide work guidance and direction to others.</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>Qualifications</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Required Qualifications (these are the minimum requirements to qualify)</strong></p> <ul> <li>College level coursework in Fine Arts, Graphic Design or a related field. &nbsp;Bachelor degree preferred.</li> </ul> <p>Experience:</p> <ul> <li>Marketing/advertising as an Art Director/Designer.</li> <li>Supporting marketing plans/strategies/advertising campaigns.</li> <li>Prioritizing work and working on multiple projects simultaneously.</li> <li>Working in tandem with a copywriter.</li> <li>Designing/producing creative materials.</li> <li>Working under pressure to meet deadlines.</li> </ul> <p>Knowledge and Skills:</p> <ul> <li>Skilled in Macintosh platform and proficient in both In-design and Photoshop and knowledgeable in Adobe Creative Cloud design and web applications,&nbsp;printer requirements and in-house pre-press processes.</li> <li>Wide variety of advanced advertising/marketing principles, including design and color theory, creative strategy, online and direct response advertising.</li> <li>Corporate identity principles.</li> <li>Externaland internal signage design.</li> <li>Pricing and budgeting for creative services such as photography, illustration, retouching and design.</li> <li>Developing and delivering creative files from concept to finished production.</li> <li>Preparing and delivering creative presentations to management.</li> <li>Communicating effectively with others in a work environment and with vendors.</li> <li>Working effectively in a fast-paced, diverse product, cross-channel environment.</li> <li>Working within established processes and guidelines.</li> <li>Ability to work effectively in a team environment.</li> </ul> <p>Portfolio will be required at time of interview.</p>