Hot Job: Interactive Designer for Staples

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The position: Lead interactive designer for Staples (Stock Quote: SPLS)

Location: Framingham, Mass.

Job duties: Will work directly with interactive designers, developers and copywriters to create sales-generating, effective marketing solutions. Will be responsible for online/interactive design for Web properties, e-mail promotions and microsites. Will serve as lead creative visual and information designer and take an active role in the entire design process, from brainstorming initial ideas through optimizing graphic production. Will also provide front-end development by hand-coding HTML and using Java and similar techniques.

The company: Staples is the world's largest office products company, with more than 1,700 stores and 65,000 employees.

Requirements: College degree required, preferably in design. Must have four to six years design experience. Illustration skills strongly preferred. Must have working knowledge of HTML code and Web site structure. Requires the ability to develop strong concepts and apply creative design and execution strategies. In-depth knowledge of emerging technologies and new media applications is essential. Requires ability to work independently with little supervision, and also to collaborate effectively with other teams. Must have comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the creative process in building interactive design solutions.

Extra perks: The company offers an employee stock purchase plan, discounts on a variety of insurance plans (including pet insurance), home loan programs and adoption assistance. The company also offers a scholarship program, referral bonuses and discounts on company purchases. Staples offers benefits to both full-time and part-time employees. Associates also get a chance to attend VIP previews and special launch events at locations nationwide.

Interesting info: Employees are eligible to enter the company's Invention Quest competition, where people submit ideas for new product inventions and can win $25,000.

Other opportunities: In the corporate office, Staples needs a training program specialist, a senior manager of digital marketing, a senior accountant and sales analysts. They also have lots of opportunities in the retail area, such as copy shop technicians, customer service reps and store managers.

Apply online here.

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