Specialist, Multi Media Designer (DTJ)

Req ID #:  213937


For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Charles River's Organizational Change Management team is looking for a creative multimedia designer who can take conceptual ideas and develop visual representations across digital and print media. The ideal candidate will be skilled with every step of the design process from concept to final deliverables, and be flexible in the design tools that you use from Canva to Adobe Creative Suite. Collaborating with multiple teams at our company, you should be able to take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them into a design that connects to varied audiences. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of branding and marketing, with the ability to adjust style and layouts depending on the project.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

•Design and produce multimedia deliverables (mostly digital, print as necessary) to support business unit and project initiatives
•Create illustrations and animations for presentations, newsletters, infographics, internal SharePoint sites and other communications media
•Provide tools and templates to ensure consistency and integrity of project and company brand
•Assist OCM colleagues in writing engaging copy that is well researched, factual and in line with company brand and project messaging
•Assist in coordinating with translations vendor or country communicators to ensure communications meet local needs
•Collaborate with the Marketing team on project-specific communications deliverables for external audiences
•Understand visual and contextual cues to appropriately integrate content into various design formats
•Work closely with project leadership and OCM colleagues to develop and refine creative concepts for employee communications specific to each project and business unit
•Advise internal customers of solutions, strategies and design directions for best use of communications/media devices to meet their objectives 
•Assist in communications development from evaluating effectiveness and identifying graphic needs through planning, execution and measurement
•Manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
•Perform all other related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

•Bachelor's degree or equivalent in graphic arts, design, communications, marketing or related field
•3+ years design experience including video and animated graphics
•Experience with Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Working knowledge of After Effects and Premiere is a plus.
•Experience with web-based tools such as Canva, Vyond, Biteable, Figma, etc. is a plus, though not required. 
•Ability to work with instructional designers to develop learning content in Articulate Rise and Storyline as well as other LMS systems is a plus, but not required.
•Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web
•Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in an Agile working environment
•Organized and efficient, with close attention to details while handling multiple tasks
•Good communication skills with the ability to collaborate as well as take direction
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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