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Graphic Designer

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Sioux Falls, SD, US

Company: Missouri River Energy Services

Headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD Missouri River Energy Services is a joint action agency supporting our 60 member municipalities that own and operate their own electric distribution systems.  We are dedicated to supplying our members with reliable, cost effective, long term energy and energy services in a fiscally responsible and environmentally effective manner.  MRES offers an outstanding work environment demonstrated by our 98% employee retention rate.  We provide competitive wages and comprehensive/low cost benefit package with unique offerings.  Learn more about us by viewing our website at


Support internal and external needs for art and design, following brand guidelines, typography, and photography to promote the interests and reputation of Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and its members to members, non-members and the media through the development and delivery of various communication materials, content, programs, and services by performing the following duties.

Other duties may be assigned.
1.    Assists in creating and designing marketing and communication materials for print and electronic media including websites, social media, newsletters, annual reports, brochures, infographics, presentations and other communication/marketing campaigns.
2.    Prioritizes, tracks, handles, and maintains records of the elements, costs, and time schedules of multiple projects.
3.    Consults with project participants to evaluate individual project needs.
4.    Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials.
5.    Plans concept by studying information and materials.
6.    Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.
7.    Prepares print-ready copy and art.
8.    Completes projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.
9.    Assists with posting communication projects to social media and websites as appropriate.
10.    Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications; and participating in professional societies.
11.    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
12.    Represents MRES on industry, development, and project committees, task forces, and conferences as assigned.
13.    Keeps abreast of relevant profession, industry, and inter utility developments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 
Bachelor's degree or equivalent to a four-year college degree in art, graphic design, or similar course of study and 5 + years' experience in a creative, marketing or advertising or design environment. Training and/or experience should include photography, graphic design, and videography skills; solid knowledge of design and visual principles. Must have a portfolio that demonstrates strong design and brand mastery of previous work.
Language Skills
Ability to create marketing materials that conform to prescribed style and format and effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. 

Mathematical Skills 
Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability 
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of Adobe® Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and related software. The individual should have experience in Microsoft Office products including presentation and word-processing software. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

MRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls