Thank you for your interest in working at The Scout Guide. Below please find current job opportunities at The Scout Guide Headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Please note we are always interested in hearing from passionate, driven, creative individuals, so if you do not see the position you are seeking listed, please check back regularly or feel free to send your resume and a note about why you’d be a great addition to the TSG HQ team to careers[at]thescoutguide.com.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER

The Graphic Designer demonstrates a sound understanding and execution of producing refined and compelling graphics, as well as an established sense of brand value and consistency. The Graphic Designer is proficient with industry standard design software. He/she has a basic understanding of printing procedures, photography, digital photo editing, typography and illustration.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

DESIGN

  • Completes layout and design of multiple city guides each year within scheduled timeline and with minimal alterations
  • Understands and maintains TSG aesthetic and brand adherence throughout the design processes
  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials from the editor’s prepared Google Drive folder, client websites, or other sources as appropriate
  • Illustrates concept by designing layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style based on the TSG aesthetic
  • Submits designs to the Design Manager for review and works with design team on edits
  • Receives and interprets creative briefs and direction on each spread and design
  • Obtains approval of concept by submitting layout for editor approval
  • Responsible for light to moderate photo editing and retouching
  • Demonstrates exemplary organization and maintains proper design file organization for each city and for other internal projects
  • Successfully sets priorities to plan and execute production checklists
  • Executes basic preflight validations for all city guides before sending to press
  • Responsible for timely production, layout, and design of special graphic requests, sales and marketing collateral, social media graphics, etc.
  • Assists Design Manager in design and delivery of marketing collateral

COMMUNICATION

  • Uses excellent communication skills both internally with coworkers, and externally with editors and clients
  • Responsible for daily communication with editors concerning design and production of city guides, special graphics, and merchandise
  • Design Manager in delivering creative direction for editors, photographers, and freelance talent
  • Assists Production Manager in communications concerning technical processes with printing and press providers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Communications, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Graphic Design and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrates fluency in current graphic design practices and programs, such as Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Completes assigned and self-initiated skill-building initiatives to advance proficiency

Reports to: Design Manager

To Apply
Outstanding candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers[at]thescoutguide.com.

Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.


OFFICE MANAGER

The Office Manager is an integral member of the operations department and plays a critical, very visible role in supporting the company by cultivating a functional and enjoyable office environment. The ideal candidate is energetic and enthusiastic, and possesses an innate ability to get along with everybody. This position will encompass anything and everything that can (and will) come up at a small office, and will be best suited for a positive go-getter—someone who is hyper-organized, highly professional, and a creative problem-solver. This position is for our Headquarters office in Charlottesville, Virginia, and interviews for the position will take place in January 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs general office duties and errands, including but not limited to answering phones and emails, ordering and stocking supplies, filing, scheduling meetings, and greeting visitors
  • Packages and facilitates general office mailing and shipping needs
  • Serves as primary point of contact for IT service provider, phone service provider, and any other service providers for internal systems
  • Maintains a clean and organized office environment and arranges or performs necessary repairs
  • Follows and maintains policies and procedures for interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and termination of employees
  • Works with the director of operations and finance to manage the annual operations budget
  • Plans and executes employee birthday celebrations, team lunches, holiday events, TSG community volunteer days, etc.
  • Organizes team outings and coordinates with each department to plan quarterly team-led events
  • Fulfills and ships all orders from our online stores for franchisees and general consumers
  • Manages inventory of online stores and works with vendors as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of relevant experience
    • Highly organized with ability to manage multiple tasks
    • Able to maintain a flexible outlook, reprioritizing and troubleshooting project changes
    • Exceptional customer service skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Outstanding reliability and discretion
    • Strong knowledge of Google Drive and MS Office
    • Ability to lift 25+ pounds

Reports to: Director of Operations and Finance

To Apply:
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers[at]thescoutguide.com.

Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.


EDITORIAL INTERN – SPRING 2020

The Editorial Intern supports The Scout Guide’s national editorial department by helping to create content, maintain The Scout Guide’s presence on social media, and contributing to digital initiatives. This is a part-time position located at The Scout Guide Headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting in researching/writing editorial features
  • Drafting copy for social media
  • Engaging with TSG member businesses on social media
  • Researching ideas for new content for the website/social media

Reports to: Editorial Director

To Apply:
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers[at]thescoutguide.com.

Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.