Full Time

Production Artist

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON

About UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

At UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, our vision is to lead the most vibrant Jewish community in North America - a community characterized by its diversity, unity, compassion, generosity and commitment to Jewish values. Together with our philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership, we’re changing lives.

As one of North America’s leading Jewish non-profits, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto works to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Canada, Israel and around the world. UJA advances this mission through fundraising, programs, and research focused on our strategic pillars: fighting poverty and improving well-being, growing Jewish education and identity, countering antisemitism and hate, and strengthening connections with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

About the Opportunity

Situated within UJA’s Integrated Development Department, the Marketing Team is a leader in the voice and brand of the entire organization, using creative content, design, multimedia, and experiences to engage community members in UJA’s mission.

Do you take pride in flawless files, speed, and execution of seamless production across multiple mediums? We are looking for a Production Artist to bring their expert knowledge of printing, prepress and digital, and manage the marketing team’s printing process. The ideal candidate will be expected to work closely with internal teams and vendors to bring projects of all kinds to life.

Reporting to the Art Director, the Production Artist will play a key role in production for print and digital media, prepress, quality control, vendor management and design consistency. The ideal candidate must be highly organized; have a keen eye for detail; and be able to format content for a wide variety of mediums.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop print and digital marketing materials according to established brand guidelines through to production
  • Retouching and colour correcting images as required
  • Using your eye for design and typography to resize and reformat creative into numerous variations for print, digital and social executions
  • Manage in-house printing
  • Create and prepare print files for custom die lines and finishes
  • Review printer proofs and samples
  • Actively support the execution of events with on-site set up and/or pre-event logistics
  • Manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in graphic design or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of working experience as Graphic Designer/Production Artist
  • A demonstrated design ability as proven by a solid portfolio
  • Technical expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, and other programs as necessary), colour management and print production, and photo editing
  • Must have strong layout skills, organizational abilities, and excellent file-categorizing ability to ensure artwork is production-ready and projects are completed on time
  • Excellent eye for quality, brand assurance, and control
  • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills
  • An eagle-eye for details and quality
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to quickly build rapport with colleagues and vendors
  • Proactive with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in event production an asset
  • Experience in Stripo and Campaign Monitor is an asset
  • Knowledge of UX/UI is an asset
  • Video editing and animation is an asset

* This is a full-time permanent position Union Level C. UJA’s normal hours of work are 34 hours per week. As UJA currently operates on a hybrid basis, the successful candidate for this role is expected to work from the office on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please note that UJA’s offices are closed on all Jewish holy days (yom tov) and the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat).

** All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the UJA's vaccine policy. Should you wish to see a copy of our vaccine policy please notify us.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting REF# PA-MAR-650 to: recruitment@ujafed.org. Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted. Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of professional references and background checks including Social Media Account(s) and a Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility:

UJA Federation is proud of our dynamic professional team, which reflects the diversity of the Jewish community and general community alike in Greater Toronto. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all communities.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace, and believe this is essential to ensure that every member of our team can thrive.

We adhere to barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.