Designer

Hong Kong

Job Summary

About Us 

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers. 

The Opportunity

We are seeking an Asia Pacific Marketing & Communications Designer to join our Beijing, Shanghai, or Hong Kong office. This position handles design, execution and production of brand-consistent Skadden communications and materials in Asia (with a focus on Chinese language materials). The Designer:

  • Handles design and production of brand-consistent materials in Chinese and English, including but not limited to pitch and presentation templates; client-facing presentations and capabilities pieces; social media posts (including WeChat); holiday greeting cards; client mailings; publications; announcements; ads; podcasts and videos; and other Skadden-branded materials;
  • Assists with WeChat account management.
  • Assists with Chinese language material drafting, proofreading and editing.
  • Coordinates and directs photoshoots; and maintains current/archived headshot photos for China offices.
  • Assists with recruiting materials; invitations and other collateral for client, diversity, alumni and law student events.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Ensures accurate and timely responses to requests.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of WeChat public accounts and Xiumi (and/or other graphic design applications for WeChat)
  • Complete proficiency in the Adobe design apps, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver; HTML coding, video editing and animation experience are a plus
  • Full working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications (especially PowerPoint and Word)
  • Strong typographic and layout skills; illustration, infographic design and animation/visual effects knowledge
  • Significant knowledge and experience managing full-cycle of print production: from obtaining estimated costs and negotiating vendor bids to supervising prepress work, and from checking over and marking up proofs to properly overseeing a press check
  • Experience with photoshoot direction/management and can handle basic photo retouching
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects in an organized and timely manner; and scrutinize work with tremendous attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction from senior staff and clients (internal and external) and offer new ideas/fresh perspectives
  • Adjusts design aesthetic and workflow to meet evolving Firm needs
  • Strong grammar, punctuation and spelling skills necessary
  • Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills 
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment 
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing with a wide range of clients and vendors

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design or related area
  • Minimum of three years design and WeChat public account experience in a professional services organization or other corporate environment
  • Native Chinese language and proficient English language skills
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