Art Director, Highlights Magazine

  • Job Description:
    The Art Director will lead the creation and design of the monthly magazine. S/he will be responsible for managing all creative and administrative aspects, including maintaining a high standard of design excellence. S/he will manage a staff of 1 and an outsourced pool of freelance illustrators that may number up to 30+ per issue. Responsibilities · Work closely with the editorial team to lead the creative vision across the group. · Execute all aspects of the development process and overseeing the daily production work. · Identify, initiate and maintain relationships with freelance illustrators and agents. · Have a strong understanding of the aesthetic, content, and format strengths of the magazine. · Oversee the day-to-day management and mentoring of staff and illustrators to ensure that schedules are being met and costs are being managed. · Work closely with other divisions on special projects as appropriate.
  • Contact Address: Located in Honesdale, PA; just 30 miles from Scranton
  • Contact
  • Contact Name: Claire Cook / 401-521-3996
  • Job Requirements: Skills/experience · Bachelor’s degree (minimum), in graphic design, or its equivalent, and 5+ years in of experience in magazine, book and/or other content-based publishing. · Knowledge of InDesign, InCopy, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and the K4™ Cross-Media Publishing Platform. · An ability to articulate key elements of good design and integrate them into the Highlights “look and feel” while understanding and appreciating the unique aspects of the magazine. · Strong leadership capabilities that facilitate managing, motivating, and collaborating with a diverse group of colleagues. · A passion and skill for nurturing and mentoring creative talent. Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize as well as successfully operate in a fast-paced environment.
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