Associate Art Director, Hour Media (1-14-16)
Hour Media is looking for an associate art director to join our award-winning editorial team. Our main titles are Hour Detroit magazine (12 issues per year) DBusiness magazine (6 issues), Detroit Home magazine (6 issues), and Metro Detroit Weddings magazine (2 issues). The ideal candidate will have a deep-seated interest and a true love of editorial design, typography, and printed materials. In addition, she/he should have an eye for details and the ability to think creatively. Editorial design is different than many other types of graphic design — the person who fills this position will know the differences and embrace them.
The associate art director will be responsible for assisting the creative director in all aspects of magazine design: working with the editorial staff to conceptualize stories, arranging and scheduling photo shoots, hiring out photography and illustrations/graphics, collecting supplemental art, cover conceptualization and layout, page layout/design, working with the production department to get images print ready, proof markup, and final approval of magazine layout — all within the magazine's existing style guidelines.
- Managing budgets
- Negotiating freelance rates
- Maintaining the magazine's identity
- Producing occasional web graphics (pertaining to magazine stories/sections)
- Working with the production director on editorial calendar deadlines
- Minimum three years experience in related field
- Bachelor Degree in related design field
- Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) — extreme skill with InDesign is an absolute must. It should be your second language.
We're looking for someone who is always looking for — and finding — new design solutions. You should be interested in (if not ahead of) current magazine design trends. The right candidate will know the importance of kerning. They must have the ability to work on and meet deadlines (which occasionally overlap), to be efficient and be able to turn projects around quickly.
Please submit PDF or JPG work samples along with your cover letter, resume, salary range/expectations, and online portfolio address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants may be asked to perform a series of design tests as a part of the qualification process.
Art Director, Delaware Today Magazine (12-1-15)
Delaware Today magazine, a division of Today Media, is looking for an Art Director for its monthly print magazine as well as its ancillary publications. We seek a highly creative conceptual thinker with an eye for detail and a positive attitude. This team player will have a broad understanding of typography and print publication design, arranging and scheduling photo shoots and cover conceptualization and design. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, In-Design and Photoshop are a must. The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines and have a fluency in today’s technologies. Knowledge of design trends in the regional magazine industry and minimum of five years graphic design experience is a requirement. Direct magazine experience and knowledge of Delaware are a plus.
Today Media is a multi-platform communications company in the Mid-Atlantic. In print, online and in-person, Today Media delivers content that is visually engaging and something its affluent readers always look forward to. In addition to Delaware Today, Today Media publications include Main Line Today, The Hunt, Hudson Valley Magazine and Westchester Magazines. Today Media also publishes the Delaware Business Times and the Delaware Valley Italian American Herald. The company is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware where this position is located.
Please send a cover letter, resume, online portfolio address and salary requirements to ArtDirector@TodayMediaInc.com.
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