Associate Art Director
Houstonia Magazine, Houston, TX (8-14-14)

Job Description:

Houstonia magazine has a rare opening for a designer to work as part of a two-person art team at the top-selling city/regional publication in America's fourth-largest city. We are looking for a Associate Art Director with a strong aesthetic sensibility, a detail-oriented designer with a  bold creative vision and a proven track record as a team player. Working directly with the Design Director, you will need  a  high level of design sophistication, a keen eye for photography, and exceptional typography skills, as this designer is responsible for designing editorial layouts for narrative and service features and regularly appearing departments. You will also be making assignments for photographers and illustrators, as well as editing and color-correcting photos. 3 to 5 years of design experience at a consumer magazine is a must, as is proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator and the ability to multitask and work with deadlines. Hands-on illustration ability is a big plus and web skills — including design, video, and interactive media — are also preferred, but not necessary. 

Position: Associate Art Director
Area of Focus: Design
City: Houston
Region: Southwest
Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: Houstonia magazine does something no other print title in the Houston market has: Tell the fascinating stories of America’s fourth-largest city with smart writing, handsome design, beautiful photography and unparalleled distribution at checkout counters throughout the greater metro area. Houstonia is published by Sagacity Media Inc., a growing company that also publishes Seattle Met, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, Portland Monthly, Portland Monthly Bride & Groom, and a multitude of other regional publications. 

Benefits: 401k matching contribution, health & dental
Company: Houstonia Magazine
Contact Address: Houston, Texas
Contact Email: cskiles@houstoniamag.com
Contact Name: Chris Skiles
How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and links to portfolio samples to cskiles@houstoniamag.com with "Associate Art Director" in the subject line. 

Job Requirements: This person must have creative vision, the ability to generate original concepts, a high level of design sophistication, a keen eye for photography, and exceptional typography skills. Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator and the ability to multitask and work with deadlines is critical. This person is responsible for designing editorial layouts for narrative and service features and regularly appearing departments, as well as assigning photography and illustrations. Professional relationships within those fields is also highly important. Ability to illustrate is a huge plus. 

Digital Content Coordinator
SagaCity Media, Portland, OR (8-7-14)

SagaCity Media has an immediate opening in its Portland office for a digital content coordinator to work in our Custom Media division.

The digital content coordinator will work as part of a team to produce, maintain, and develop digital content for one or more of SagaCity’s external custom clients. Duties include sourcing, soliciting, and maintaining a digital calendar database, coordinating digital content delivery, and helping develop fresh content that compliments clients’ brand/voice and inspires readers to take action. The candidate must have the ability to manage online content, research and write original content, and serve as a liaison between SagaCity and its external clients. Excellent informal and formal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be comfortable discussing and developing creative content in a group setting. Duties include contributing to clients’ weekly content planning meetings, and collaborating seamlessly with both internal and external editorial, production, and design teams.

Experience: Qualified candidates should have at least 2 years of experience writing or managing content for consumer magazines and/or websites. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, practiced at communicating directly with external clients, able to think creatively, possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and have excellent attention to detail.

Skills: Education and technical background must include facility with WordPress or other major online content management systems and the ability to manage a variety of content (e.g., text, images, links, videos) online. Basic photo editing skills (i.e., cropping, resizing, optimizing for online display) desired. Copy editing skills, including fact-checking, copyright basics and familiarity with style guides required. Best candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or similar field and bring independence, energy, and personality to a fast-paced, creative work environment.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, résumé, and PDFs or links to relevant samples to jobs@sagacitymedia.com and put “Digital Content Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

About SagaCity Media
SagaCity Media Inc. is a growing and award-winning multimedia company. In addition to custom publications, such as the Washington State Visitors’ Guide, Travel Portland, and Visit Seattle, and our proprietary titles—which include Seattle Met, Portland Monthly, Houstonia, and Aspen Sojourner—we maintain a thriving digital media business.

Audience Development Director
SagaCity Media, Portland, OR (8-1-14)

SagaCity Media is looking for a full-time Audience Development Director to perform a wide variety of tasks related to the circulation for the following print and digital-edition products: Portland Monthly, Seattle Met, Houstonia, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, Portland Bride & Groom, Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom, Aspen Sojourner, Vail-Beaver Creek, Park City magazine and Colorado Summit. These tasks include managing a circulation budget, print orders, forecasting, newsstand promotions, tracking and analysis, circulation database management and development, and all subscriber acquisition and retention strategies. This position also maintains the relationships with our fulfillment house and national distributor. Distribution planning and strategies are required for our custom publishing titles as well. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver and strategic thinker who is self-motivated, well organized and proactive, with exceptional communication skills.

The Audience Development Director is part of a three-person Audience Development team responsible for our audiences in print, digital, social media, web, newsletters and more. The qualified candidate will collaborate with other team members cross-promoting products between print and web, assisting with monetization strategies, developing distribution/marketing plans for new product launches and existing product enhancements. The position reports to the Director of Print and Digital Publishing.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  1. Perform traditional circulation tasks: print orders, audits, budgets, circulation marketing (ALL titles).
  2. Oversee all Digital-edition platforms, Zinio, Pixel Mags, DPS.
  3. Find, track, organize and grow our audiences in print and digital editions. Ensure that these audiences are readily available to the brands and to the company as a whole so that they can be targeted for revenue generation.
  4. Develop accurate and achievable circulation budgets in concert with the President, Publishers and Department Director.
  5. Ensure that all audits, publisher statements, press runs and other audience-related reports are accurate and submitted by the established deadlines.
  6. Submit budget adjustments as forecasts dictate.
  7. Works with the Publishers, Ad Directors and other team members on the following:
    • Ensure the brands’ audiences are accurately reflected and fully maximized for revenue generation in Media Kits and sales tools.
    • Create and implement new ways to continually grow ad clients and prospects.
  8. Work with the Publishers, Marketing Directors and team members on the following:
    • Develop strategic subscription/single-copy campaigns.
    • Increase newsstand (both print and digital) awareness and revenues.
    • Monitor subscription and single-copy sales and expenses and adjust accordingly.
    • Ensure that the subscriber online user-interface is easily navigated, secure and in keeping with standard online consumer expectations and behavior.
  9. Other responsibilities as the market and business dictate.

ABOUT US
SagaCity Media is an award-winning multimedia publishing company dedicated to the highest standards in editorial and design. SagaCity Media publishes monthly magazines Houstonia, Seattle Met and Portland Monthly which are top-selling magazines in their markets and have won numerous awards for excellence. These magazines’ custom-built companion websites, daily blogs, and weekly e-newsletters, which attract more than 550,000 unique visitors a month, are a go-to destination for what is happening in our cities. Our other proprietary multimedia titles include regional magazines in Colorado and Utah and bridal publications in three states. SagaCity Media also produces publications for a wide range of custom clients in five states, primarily in the tourism category.

APPLY Send a cover letter, resume, three references, and your salary requirements to: jobs@sagacitymedia.com and put “Audience Development Director” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please. 

Designer
SagaCity Media, Portland, OR (8-1-14)

​SagaCity Media has an immediate opening in its Portland office for a staff designer to work on a range of award-winning magazines dedicated to exceptional editorial and design.

The designer will work as part of a team to produce design, photography, illustration, and layout for a number of SagaCity’s publications in our Custom Media and Mountain Media divisions. Duties include sourcing photography, designing magazine pages, and developing illustrations and information graphics. The candidate must have the ability to execute original designs, a keen eye for photography and typography, and fastidious attention to detail. The designer must be able to work effectively with internal clients, manage workflow for a number of simultaneous projects, and work in daily collaboration with internal editorial, production, and design teams.

Experience: Qualified candidates should have at least 3 years of experience designing for travel, national, or regional consumer magazines. The ideal candidate will have lofty design standards and an interest in multimedia design.

Skills: Education and technical background must include expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite. Best candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar field and bring outstanding organizational skills to a fast-paced workplace.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, résumé, and PDFs or links to relevant samples to jobs@sagacitymedia.com and put “Designer” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

About SagaCity Media
SagaCity Media Inc. is a growing and award-winning multimedia company. In addition to custom publications, such as the Washington State Visitors’ Guide, Travel Portland, and Visit Seattle, and our proprietary titles—which include Seattle Met, Portland Monthly, Houstonia, and Aspen Sojourner—we maintain a thriving digital media business.

Art Director
SagaCity Media, Portland, OR (8-1-14)

​SagaCity Media has an immediate opening in its Portland office for an art director to work on a range of award-winning magazines dedicated to exceptional editorial and design.

The art director will work as part of a team to maintain standards for all art content—design, photography, illustration, and layout—for a number of SagaCity’s publications in our Custom Media and Mountain Media divisions. Duties include assigning, producing, or sourcing photography and illustration; designing magazine pages; and developing maps, charts, and other information graphics. The candidate must have the ability to conceive and execute original designs, a keen eye for photography, exceptional typography skills, and fastidious attention to detail. The art director must be able to work effectively with external and internal clients, manage workflow with firm deadlines, and work in daily collaboration with internal editorial, production, and design teams.

Experience: Qualified candidates should have at least 5 years of experience art directing or designing for travel, national, or regional consumer magazines and demonstrable experience managing budgets and directing photo shoots. The ideal candidate will be zealous about producing compelling and innovative editorial design.

Skills: Education and technical background must include expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite, as well as extensive knowledge and stylish use of type, photography, and illustration. Best candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar field and bring outstanding conceptual and organizational skills to a fast-paced workplace.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, résumé, and PDFs or links to relevant samples to jobs@sagacitymedia.com and put “Art Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

About SagaCity Media
SagaCity Media Inc. is a growing and award-winning multimedia company. In addition to custom publications, such as the Washington State Visitors’ Guide, Travel Portland, and Visit Seattle, and our proprietary titles—which include Seattle Met, Portland Monthly, Houstonia, and Aspen Sojourner—we maintain a thriving digital media business.

Lifestyles writer/editor
Houstonia Magazine (7-14-14)

Even we were taken by surprise, but the headlines don’t lie: Houston really is one of the most exciting cities in the nation right now, if not the most exciting, with an unparalleled dining scene, an unmatched local economy, and the most diverse citizenry in the nation. Add in a little timeless southern bonhomie, and it’s no wonder America’s tired, huddled masses are migrating here by the thousands each month.

In short, we’re a dynamic and different place, big-yet-small, equal parts self-important and self-deprecating, and no publication captures it like Houstonia. Our magazine, like the city we serve, is a mélange of lifelong Houstonians and recent transplants, and as we continue to grow—at a little over a year old, we are already the top-selling title in the city—we seek to welcome another talent to our solid group of hard-working journalists.

Right now we have an opening for a lifestyles writer/editor, a dynamic, fiercely smart, warm and witty writer with a distinguished style who is an equally stellar editor, one with a superior ability to conceive stories that capture the Houston zeitgeist, and then work closely with writers to ensure that they’re executed with verve and intelligence in a timely fashion. We need someone who is at home with short humor pieces for Ice House, our nationally recognized front-of-book section, but also capable of writing/editing longer personal essays, travel, service and profile pieces. You’ll also be given the opportunity to pen still longer news features, where the emphasis is on taking big, complex stories and telling them creatively no matter the subject matter, be it abortion, a society scandal or an oddball character in a city chock-full of them.

Given the job description, you won’t be surprised to hear that we seek candidates with only the strongest skills, magazine experience, and a working knowledge of Houston. Still, talent trumps all, and we’re happy to look at resumes of potential transplants, along with the young and talented. If you find yourself gazing with fascination and puzzlement at America’s fourth-largest city, and you’ve got the skills we’re looking for, then by all means apply. Like Houston itself, we’re all about welcoming anyone with the talent and ambition to contribute something worthwhile to the place we call home.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and 3-4 clips to editor@houstoniamag.com.


Advertising Sales Account Executive
Today Media (7-1-14)

Today Media publishes four monthly lifestyle magazines, including Delaware Today, Main Line Today, Hudson Valley and Westchester magazines, and more than 10 specialty publications, increasing reach and impressions in a highly sought after upscale demographic. They also create marketing solutions, develop new business opportunities and host revenue generating events.

They employ nearly 150 people, covering a five-state region on the east coast. Their territory includes Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. They have the highest commitment to quality, service and integrity when it comes to audiences and each other.

Today Media reaches millions of affluent consumers with multi-platform marketing solutions. In print, on line and in person, they deliver upscale demographics in key markets.

They have available opportunities for an advertising sales account executive in their Delaware market. Join an outstanding team and sell an outstanding product.

The sales leader should possess excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively. Competitive compensation plans and benefit packages.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to rhervi@todaymediainc.com.

Sales Director
D Magazine (6-30-14)

D Magazine is looking for a new sales director. Please visit http://advertise.dmagazine.com/about-us/jobs/


Circulation and Distribution Manager
Palm Springs Life (6-27-14)

Desert Publications, Inc., publisher of Palm Springs Life (PSL) and based in the beautiful Coachella Valley of Southern California, has an opening for a person to run our Circulation and Distribution department. Candidates must have prior magazine circulation and distribution management experience, preferably with a city and regional lifestyle publication.

Responsibilities emphasize the growth of our paid print and digital subscription base and the development and implementation of marketing plans and promotions to make it happen. Candidate is also responsible for USPS relations, reports and permits, overseeing our publication audits, managing the budgets in these areas, print orders, inventory and storage oversight, relations with our fulfillment house and newsstand distributors. Supervisory experience required.

Besides PSL, we also publish 20-25 other publications on a less frequent, but no less important, free circulation model that require input and oversight from this management position.

If interested, send a cover letter and resume via email only to hr@desertpublications.com.  NO PHONE CALLS.

We offer a competitive salary, good benefits and a pleasant work environment in a stable company that has been in the magazine and media business for 50+ years.


Front End Web Developer
Great Lakes Publishing (Cleveland Magazine, Ohio Magazine) 6-17-14

Front End Web Developer Job Description

We are Great Lakes Publishing Company that publishes Cleveland Magazine, Ohio Magazine, Inside Business Magazine and many other custom publications. We have an opening within the Ripple Effect Interactive Division. We focus on creating flexible, integrated interactive solutions that seamlessly blend research, design, marketing and technology. We build powerful websites across a broad spectrum of clients, including corporate, events and marketing, ecommerce, entertainment, travel and leisure. We focus on a thorough discovery process, usability, and development creating great designs and unique interactive user experiences for visitors of all kinds.

Our services include: Online Branding, Market Research, Competitive Analysis, Consumer insight Research, User experience design, Web Design and Development, Content development, Social Media Marketing and Integration, Content Management Systems (CMS), Web Analytics and Optimization,
Search engine marketing (SEM)

This division is looking for an outstanding front end web developer who has the desire
and willingness to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible, team-oriented environment that also works closely with Cleveland Magazine, Ohio Magazine, Inside Business Magazine and other custom publications.

Responsibilities:

The Web Developer is responsible for the development of websites, developing, testing and delivering quality solutions, they will have the opportunity to set department standards and be an impact player leading new technology capabilities for the interactive team. The developer will have the ability to create web applications from the requirements stage through production deployment.

Flexibility, adaptability, collaboration and the ability to learn quickly in various technical environments, while delivering quality work on tight deadlines, imagination, creativity, patience, attention to detail, analytical skills, and communication skills are key attributes.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of web development experience is required.
  • Solid understanding of UI/IA.
  • Front-end development experience.
  • Experience in development of HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, jQuery, knowledge of
    C# and the .NET architecture, PHP (preferred not required).
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a must: Photoshop, Illustrator, and
    Dreamweaver. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, a plus but not required.
  • BS / BA university degree a plus but not required.
  • Desire and passion to keep a breast of new and emerging technologies.

Send cover letter, resume with salary requirements and URL’s of websites you’ve created to: mpacelli@rippleeffectweb.com.


Associate Art Director -- Custom Projects
Ohio Magazine (5-23-14)

DESCRIPTION:

Great Lakes Publishing Co., publisher of Cleveland Magazine, Ohio Magazine, Inside Business, Lake Erie Living and 100 client publications, currently has an opening for an associate art director – custom projects. We are looking for an extremely creative, energetic, organized individual to designs and layout printed and graphic materials. A superior understanding of design concepts, typography, photography and software is key; Web design and photo skills are major pluses. The ideal candidate will work well under deadline pressure to perform routine and complex duties in the preparation of custom media. The position will work closely with project editors and managers within the Custom Projects team, as well as both the art directors and editors of our other publications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceptualizes, creates layouts and produces custom media
  • Collaborates with art director and editor
  • Conceptualizes and manages photo shoots
  • Meets with clients for direction and to ensure accuracy
  • Monitor and maintain quality throughout project (maintain quality to standards of our subscription publications and our external clients)
  • Take projects from concept to final delivery
  • Conducts image research
  • Maintains and backs up files
  • In addition to custom media projects, may contribute to the planning and design of our other publications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2-5 years of design experience, experience in publishing preferable
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiar with Mac OS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of digital photography and retouching
  • Must take direction and assert ideas quickly
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail necessary in order to handle a number of projects simultaneously
  • Must work well in a deadline driven environment
  • BFA in design or equivalent experience

Please send a cover letter, resume and pdf samples with salary requirements to: assocartdir@glpublishing.com. Please include low-resolution PDF samples or a link to an online portfolio.

No phone calls, please.


Production Manager
Ohio Magazine (5-2-14)

Great Lakes Publishing Co. (GLP), publisher of Cleveland Magazine, Inside Business, Lake Erie Living, Ohio Magazine and client publications, seeks a production manager to manage Ohio Magazine and its related client publications..

The production manager will report to the director of production and work closely with all aspects of Ohio team including editorial, design, advertising and accounting.  Candidates must be extremely organized, have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, and have strong technical understanding of printing and communicate well with members of a team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Manage print schedule of multiple publications
• Create initial layouts
• Coordinate advertisement production
• Preflight advertisements
• Place advertisements in layouts
• Archive advertisements
• Prepare advertising thumbnails for accounting
• Set up(Rip) art files for proofs and printing
• Prepare issue plans for printers
• Prepare art files for digitial publishing
• Monitor and maintain quality throughout project (maintain quality to standards of both Great Lakes Publishing and our external clients)
• Manage freelance advertisement designers

REQUIREMENTS:

• 5 years of print production experience
• Strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
• Bachelors Degree in related field

Please send a PDF of your cover letter, salary requirements and resume to PMhire@glpublishing.com; please include “Production Manager” in the subject line.


To post a vacancy, send the job notice to CRMA Staff Associate Barton Ortberg (bart.ortberg@dowdenmanagement.com). Postings will be removed after 60 day