Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is a progressive member owned utility with a service area that spreads from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. REC serves over 165,000 connections in portions of 22 Virginia counties. REC has a job opening for the position of Graphic Designer. Four-year college degree or equivalent with emphasis in graphics or computer design, communications, or public relations required. Associates degree in Graphic Arts, Communications, Journalism or related field with three (3) to five (5) years directly related experience may be substituted. Must have at least three (3) to five (5) years of demonstrated experience in Desk-Top Publishing and experience in publication/print production. Experience should include proficient use and understanding of the MacIntosh computer, a comprehensive background in its software/equipment usage, a working knowledge of graphics and art design application, and preparing files and images for publication. Develop, design, produce and prepare graphics, art and copy layout materials for presentation in corporate communications and promotional publications. Must have a thorough working knowledge of generally accepted business practices associated with extending courteous and efficient service to the general public. A comprehensive understanding of printing/production standards, techniques, terminology and publication costs is necessary. Familiarity with advertising design and terminology is desirable. General writing, grammar and photography skills are necessary. A general understanding of rural electrification and Cooperative principles is preferred. Must possess basic computer skills, to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including, but not limited to: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint as required by job responsibilities. Must be able to develop and design graphics, art, and copy layout for corporate communications, promotional publications, presentations and special projects. Must be able to exercise sound business judgment, operate independently, and organize and perform multiple tasks. Must be able to evaluate and recommend changing needs of Desk-Top Publishing equipment and software. Must be able to communicate effectively with consumers, employees and business contacts. Must be able to negotiate and manage contracts. Must have the ability to use Microsoft Office software to create documents, reports, and presentations. Most of the work will be performed at the office in Fredericksburg. Advertising/ printing contacts may require some local travel. Occasional travel for seminars and training will be required with the possibility of overnight travel.
Candidates interested in applying for this position should submit their cover letter with salary requirements and resume by 04/13/2018 to: Job Code# 23FB03292018 – REC - Human Resources, P.O. Box 7388, Fredericksburg, VA 22404 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 540-891-5990.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
About this company
REC is a member-owned utility that provides electric service to over 161,000 connections in portions of 22 Virginia counties. The Cooperative was formed in 1980 after the consolidation of two cooperatives, Virginia Electric Cooperative in Bowling Green and Northern Piedmont Electric Cooperative in Culpeper. The Cooperative's general office is in Spotsylvania County.
REC operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The Cooperative serves a variety of residential, commercial and industrial accounts. REC's largest customer is Bear Island Paper Company, the second largest consumer of electricity in Virginia. REC also provides the electricity for such familiar names as Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Terremark Worldwide Inc., Merillat Industries, General Electric, Axalta, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and Southeastern Container, Inc.
The Cooperative is guided by a board of directors, also member-owners of REC, and who are elected by REC's other members during the annual meeting. Directors serve three-year terms.
Location/Region: Fredericksburg, VA (US - 22404)