Technical Solutions Consultant (R8106)

Sales & Sales Support North Mankato, Minnesota


Position at Corporate Graphics Commercial

Let Us Power Your Potential

Taylor Corporation is a dynamic, diversified company with big plans for the future ― and your career. We power our employees’ potential and strive to create opportunity and security for every member of the team. If you’re ready for something bigger ― more challenge, more variety, more pathways for professional growth ― we should talk. We’re passionate about our work, we believe there is always a better way, and we’re looking for people like you.

Ready to reach your potential? It’s time to look at Taylor.

Your Opportunity: Corporate Graphics Commercial, a Taylor Corporation company, seeks a Technical Solutions Consultant to help set the visual style and verbal tone for the yearbook division. If you’re an ambitious creative excited about transition and unafraid of a high bar, we want to hear from you! Bring your journalistic, design and teaching chops to our team, helping to set us up for success. You’ll be part of bolstering a culture where people can learn, experiment and excel.

You should:

  • Possess the hands-on design, writing, editing and production skills to execute ideas yourself
  • Be able to lead a project team whose members may need your design, copy or production leadership
  • Already stay on top of trends, especially in the competitive scholastic journalism space
  • Consider the reader in your work
  • Create with empathy and seek to meet any audience anywhere

Our yearbook division speaks with a visual voice: Typography, colors and space showcasing carefully chosen words. Help us to continue to translate our story.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Help shape how we present ourselves in both print and digital platforms
  • Work alongside the creative director to raise our bar even higher
  • Enforce a specific visual language, verbal tone and brand coherence across products and projects
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing and technology disciplines to tell our story in ways that resonate with target audiences
  • Teach and encourage junior members of the team
  • Develop visual-forward products that lead the space and inspire customers
  • Rely on a keen design sense and an eye for detail
  • Abide by the APStylebook
  • Demonstrate proactive problem-solving and management of projects from concept to completion
  • Adapt art and design for digital and social platforms
  • Stay informed of product developments, innovations and changes in the yearbook landscape
  • Use research and insights to identify new opportunities and understand customer attitudes
  • Develop digital marketing and instructional content

You Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or education, including coursework in typography, editorial design and education theory
  • 3-5 years of agency, in-house, or relevant classroom experience
  • Success producing publications and sensing trends in competitive scholastic journalism
  • High-level experience in editorial design, art direction and typography as well as contemporary reporting and storytelling techniques as they relate to scholastic publications
  • Sophisticated typographic skills and taste level
  • Impeccable journalistic instincts and standards
  • An understanding of the power of a brand and experience championing the brand and the big idea with sales, product, tech and marketing disciplines
  • A portfolio that impresses and inspires
  • Writing (APStylebook), storytelling, communication and presentation skills
  • Expert-level InDesign proficiency with strong Photoshop skills
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven workplace
  • Affinity for keeping up with trends and innovations and sharing those with our team
  • Self-motivation with a positive attitude and influence on the organization
  • Ability to establish priorities and maintain multiple priorities and tasks at one time
  • Hands-on yearbook creation and advising experience
  • Working knowledge of print production, digital marketing and curriculum development
  • Self-starter who thrives working independently, shows willingness to learn and grow and meets deadlines
  • Must take creative direction well
  • Ability to push yourself and other members of our team toward innovative solutions

Here is how we are going to keep you safe in the workplace:

Our focus continues to be on our employees and their wellbeing, and we have taken steps to ensure your safety in all our facilities.  The following are workplace safety guidelines in each of our Taylor locations:

  • Masks are provided and required in all our facilities
  • Employees will maintain at least 6 feet of distance whenever possible
  • We have hand sanitizer and soap & water readily available
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection of high traffic areas
  • Communication & Action Plans if one of our employees shows symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19

About Taylor Corporation

One of the top five graphics communications companies in North America, Taylor’s family of companies provide a diverse set of products, services and technologies addressing the toughest communication challenges. For 45 years, Taylor has been a premier provider of powerful and innovative products, services and expertise for individuals, businesses and distributors large and small. Our 12,000+ employees spanning more than 25 states and nine countries work diligently to create the interactive, printing and marketing solutions that have helped build some of the world’s more recognizable brands. Everything we do begins with identifying the unique priorities and needs of our customers and creating one-of-a-kind solutions. We offer a full range of benefits to power our employees’ potential including: health, dental, vision and life insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid time off (PTO) and holiday pay, and more.

Taylor Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.