October 2015 Archives

Art Director

The Village Voice has an immediate opening for an experienced editorial art director. The art director is responsible for all visual components of both digital and print publications, overseeing photography, videography and illustration as well as maintaining the overall design quality and integrity of the print publication. Ideal candidates will: - Be able to conceptualize and produce modern and compelling design for covers, features, editorial pages and special online presentations. - Have experience commissioning high-quality videography, photography and illustration, negotiating fees, clearing rights and managing a budget. - Understand how to balance strong leadership with strong collaboration in order to thrive in a deadline-driven team environment. - Have a superior understanding of typography and expert-level skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. Five years of editorial design experience is required. Knowledge of a postscript- and PDF- based workflow is beneficial. Other talents such as illustration, photography or video production are desirable. This is a full-time position with benefits. Interested and qualified applicants should submit resume, samples, salary requirements and cover letter to: vv.art.director@gmail.com

Art Director

Savannah Georgia... eclectic, creative and warm! South magazine--the award winning publication that celebrates the style of the new South--has an amazing career opportunity for a full time Art Director in our Savannah, GA office. Salary to be determined with experience. Responsibilities will include- Conceiving and executing designs for editorial layouts, ads, etc. Coordinate production of magazine with pre-press house and printer - Acquiring artwork - Assigning photography- Ensuring adherence to budgets and deadlines Qualifications and requirements include: - Ability to present own creative concepts and create original art elements (photography, illustration, typography, graphics) - Outgoing, enthusiastic, self-starting approach - Excellent communication, organization and computer skills - Prior experience in a design related field - Work closely with publisher and editor to execute and conceptualize our product through photography and design. Live and work in one of this countries most creative, eclectic and historic cities. Send your resume to mb@thesouthmag.com Salary range is $45k-65k depending upon experience. Please see cost of living comparison.. http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/

Digital Design Intern

Galvanized is seeking a Digital Design Intern to assist in the creation of digital magazine editions, websites and email campaigns. This paid position is an opportunity to be hands on with the innovative content that has established Galvanized as a leader in tablet and mobile design. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, an eye for detail and a desire to learn. The term of this internship is 5 months, two to three days a week. • Work closely with the team to assist with the design and layout of tablet and mobile editions for several magazines
 • Create interactive overlays using Adobe DPS (i.e. slide shows, tap-to-reveal, videos, animations, etc.)
 • Deliver polished final layouts and efficient execution while adhering to design principles and maintaining brand standards
 • Design digital marketing materials for landing pages and email campaigns

Associate Art Director

The NewBay Music group is seeking a talented, energetic and creative Associate Art Director to join its small creative department. This person will be a strong contributor to the visual direction of three magazines and be responsible for the design of front and back of the book pages, feature stories and various special projects. The ideal candidate should have a strong knowledge of music and design trends, have the ability to tackle editorial challenges, and find fresh and innovative visual solutions. Prospective candidates must be able to manage large-scale projects in a fun, very fast-paced, and collaborative environment. Responsibilities include: • Conceptualize, create and execute the design of department pages, features, and occasionally covers. • Design sample pages and compose style sheets for layout production • Manage the visual design and production from inception to finish • Help manage billing for each issue • Manage the production of digital and marketing materials • Create and manage budgets for individual art projects such as photography and illustration • Help mentor a junior level designer

Design Director

POSITION SUMMARY: Lead, create and present award-winning work for one of the largest brands in the world. Duties also include managing and inspiring a team of designers for a monthly magazine, web site and ancillary products. All work must be created with a customer-service mindset and all work must pass brand review. The Design Director is involved in weekly client conference calls relating to art and editorial planning, and should always be mindful of the fast-moving nature of the client's retail industry. Besides creative skills, you will need a perfect blend of resourcefulness, collaboration, precision and risk-taking to be successful in this role. Position is based in Greensboro, N.C. with travel expected. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelors degree in graphic design or equivalent experience Experience: 5 to 10 years at a publishing company, ad agency or design firm. Digital design and/or art direction experience with contemporary cross-channel programs expected. Skills: • Creativity: Build unexpected design solutions that will surprise and delight. • Confidence: Manage and direct other creative people. • Vision: Clearly articulate ideas to client, account and creative team members. • Technical Craftsmanship: Be a proficient design wizard with a mighty rolodex of award-winning photographers and illustrators. • Organization: Meet overlapping deadlines in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing quality or accuracy. • Collaboration: Understand how your role fits into the strategic objectives of the client and agency, and communicate well at all times with colleagues. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Assign photography and illustration to consistent high standards • Manage publication within budget and deadline constraints • Design magazine cover and features and oversee design of departments in publications • Handle client interface • Prepare and present work at client reviews • Work closely with editors and participate in planning meetings for all publications • Travel for business - client presentations and photo shoots • Quality control checks on all creative output • Set the visual vision for projects whether large or small in scope, and suggest creative visual solutions consistently. • Be adaptable, motivated, and self-starting. You are someone who finds ways to contribute without waiting to be told what to do. • Be curious and experimental. You love the field you are in, and you constantly look to stay educated and out in front. • Never once utter the phrase "that's not my job." You are flexible and eager to contribute (and grow) at an extremely fast-changing agency. • Thrive on new challenges. The phrase "I've never done that before" is exciting to you. • Apply your knowledge during creative reviews to offer constructive critiques and to ask relevant questions within the team. • Keep up to date on content marketing trends real estate industry current events and issues relevant to our audiences.

Redbook Magazine Art Department Intern (Winter & Spring)

REDBOOK magazine (Hearst Publications) is seeking energetic graphic design college students for an internship in the Art Department for the Winter semester with a possibility of continuing into Spring. Accepting applications now. This is an unpaid internship with a commitment of at least 2 days a week, 10AM to 6PM; however, there is flexibility for this to be a full working-week schedule. Students must be able to receive college credit in exchange for their time here. The intern will support the art team and have first-hand experience working on the magazine. DUTIES: design a variety of departments, minor imaging work, visual research, updating layout and visual walls, researching illustrators, and art admin work. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have an interest in magazine publishing, some print experience a plus. Must have a solid understanding of typography, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Photo Director

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is seeking a Photo Director to serve as a creative partner and collaborator for the Editors in Chief and Creative Directors of Martha Stewart Living's magazines and books, and ensure a consistent photographic identity for the brand. Responsibilities: • Oversee the production and scheduling of all photography for publishing, in collaboration with the art department, stylists, and story teams. • Manage the team of photo editors, producers, and in-house photographers. • Attend creative review meetings and ensure the photographic direction is being communicated clearly to photo editors and to photographers being assigned. • Ensure photo shots are being produced on budget, on time, and in a thorough and efficient manner. • Oversee the monthly photo shoot calendars and story budgets for the content group. • Produce shoots, from start to finish, along with the team; work directly with Martha Stewart to plan her shoots. • Attend concept meetings and contribute visual solutions to stories. Seek out and pitch new photographers. • Negotiate terms with photographers, illustrators, and agents; book photographers; and track final invoices against estimates. • Manage the invoicing processes and procedures, including approvals, coding, and resolving discrepancies between photographers, vendors and accounting. • Work with Studio Manager daily to allocate studio space in all in-house shoots. Research and book outside studio locations when necessary.

Digital Designer

This position will report to the Lead designer. Will work closely with a team of designers to create short form visual animated graphics that furthers the story telling, and brand standards. Responsibilities: - Create short form motion graphics animations and gifs. - Designing / illustrating creative elements for animations. - Create designed content on a daily basis - Work closely with team of visual designers, to meet daily design needs - Working on projects from concept to production, making sure we meet brand standards and timelines. - Setting type

Family Circle Junior Designer

An ideal candidate for the junior designer position will have a BA in graphic design or other design related field, and have some experience working at a publication either as a paid position or internship. As junior designer your duties will include attending art department meetings to discuss visual approaches to stories, working closely with other members of the art and photo departments to design front of book and department pages, circulating layouts and assisting with administrative tasks such as sending out and filing contracts. We have a small department and all share the day to day responsibilities of putting out a magazine as well as being involved in social media aspects of our brand. If you are a creative, detail oriented, and organized team player this is a great opportunity for growth. Must have good working knowledge of Indesign; knowledge of Woodwing, Illustrator and Photoshop a big plus.

ESPN: Snapchat Discover Editions Designer

Freelance/Project (6 months)

This is a fun mid-level gig for a designer who can bring HUGE design skillz to a tiny phone screen! The main focus of this position will be the daily creation of our Snapchat content within Discover but includes the opportunity to shape ESPN's growth among all our social media channels. While ESPN is headquartered in sunny Bristol Connecticut, we may be able to accommodate a partially remote candidate given our daily support of the platform (including weekends)
With that daily content creation, the designer will be actively collaborating with editorial leads on strong visual storytelling surrounding each concept. The designer will be responsible for working within the ESPN branding guidelines to ensure the content is consistent but they will be expected to bring platform appropriate creativity and personality to the editions. They will need to have strong communication, and collaboration skills, with a proven track record of excellent time management. This role requires a lightening quick designer with excellent small screen design sensibilities. They need a portfolio that showcases their chops as a typographer, animator and includes a strong understanding of social media design best practices.
• Collaborating daily with editorial leads to drive the visual storytelling experience for ESPN's Snapchat channel.
• Creating unique animated "top snaps" and supporting the design of the "below the fold experience"
• Approaching each individual story with a keen design eye for visual hierarchy and strong typography.
• Passion for collaborating with editorial on content creation that serves the fan.
• Contributing to content collaborations, (a general knowledge of sports would be a huge plus.)
Job Requirements
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/AfterEffects)
• Animation skills (AfterEffects preferred) 
• 2+ years experience in design field
• Strong independent worker that is accustom to working in a fast pace environment
• Exceptional time management skills
• Demonstrated record of contributing to design solutions on tight deadlines
• Self-motivated, a natural problem-solver, and a good communicator with a demonstrated ability to multitask
• Passion for social media and trends, specifically within Snapchat
• Email links of work that demonstrate an understanding of content design for the phone (including motion) to
Yes this is a real email address, promise! (the editors)


Washingtonian is seeking an imaginative, collaborative, and relentlessly ambitious designer for its creative department. For 50 years, the award-winning city magazine for the Washington DC area has been a home for groundbreaking feature writing, essential service journalism, and arresting visual storytelling. We're looking for someone who can help us take the magazine to the next level, designing in a high-caliber team of designers, photo editors, and staff photographers. Official responsibilities include: -designing compelling well and department features -collaborating with staff and freelance contributors -manage special projects as needed from concept to execution - redesigns, special interest publications, company initiatives, etc. -working with editors on visually-driven story ideas Unofficial responsibilities include: -Contribute to a freewheeling creative environment where staffers are encouraged to cook up ambitious ideas big and small -inspire and contribute to a talented team of designers and editors wanting to collaborate -setting and maintaing high visual standards; and having a lot of fun while doing so Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio to with senior designer in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Contact Email:designjobs@washingtonian.com Contact Name: Jason Lancaster

Art Director

Business Unit Summary

Be a part of this dynamic team that supports all aspects of our business and is integral in ensuring Garnet Hill exceeds the expectations of our customers everyday!

A Day in the Life

The Art Director will lead the print creative team in the interpretation and articulation of our brand through unified creative presentations; assembles catalogs and collateral in keeping with the current trend and the Garnet Hill unique brand and vision for the future.

• Design and assemble seasonal catalog pages and collateral within established timelines

• Mentor and provide vision, leadership and direction to print creative team

• Support the VP of Creative in working with Merchandising to gather, determine and maintain information on products that need to be shot for print

• Work with the Creative team in recommending photography solutions and best typographic and layout design for print presentations

Keys to Success

At Garnet Hill, our employees are creative, hardworking, fun loving, and absolutely passionate about what they do.  We pride ourselves in our entrepreneurial spirit and, like our customers, enjoy achievement, family, and a fully satisfying life!

About HSNi

HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSNI) is a $3.4 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores. HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer which offers a curated assortment of exclusive products combined with top brand names, now reaches 95 million homes (24 hours a day, seven days a week, live 364 days a year). Cornerstone comprises leading home and apparel lifestyle brands including Ballard Designs®, Chasing Fireflies®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill®, Grandin Road®, Improvements® and TravelSmith®. Cornerstone distributes approximately 320 million catalogs annually, operates eight separate digital sales sites and operates 11 retail and outlet stores.

To learn more, visit http://www.garnethill.com/career-opps/content

Associate Art Director

Designs and assembles seasonal catalogs and collateral in keeping with the current trend and the Garnet Hill unique brand and vision for the future.  

• Design and assemble seasonal catalog pages and collateral within established timelines

• Works directly with the Art Director and VP of Creative on continuously evolving and enhancing the overall look of Garnet Hill print in accordance with brand, product offerings and industry best practices

• Provide outside vendors guidance on collateral projects

• Support the VP of Creative & Art Director in  working with Merchandising to gather, determine and maintain information on products that need to be shot for print

• Work with the Creative team in recommending photography solutions for best print presentations

• Works directly with Photo Studio and location Art Directors to ensure design and photography is in line with Garnet Hill's unique branding; editing photography as needed

• Assist with art direction at NH studio, NY and/or on location when necessary

• Attend outfit reviews and interpret views into cohesive designs

• Paginate each catalog, giving particular attention to placement of new spreads, pacing and color distribution

• Execute solutions for various print initiatives within the Creative team

• Be a contributing member of the Creative team to plan, develop and brainstorm future projects

• Other responsibilities as directed and necessary for the business

To learn more, visit http://www.garnethill.com/career-opps/content

Art Director

MANIFEST, one of the top-ranked independent U.S. Content Marketing agencies, has an exciting opportunity for a creative, experienced and highly motivated Art Director to join our NYC studio design team. We're looking for a team member who is motivated to elevate our editorial design by conceptualizing new and innovative ways to thrill the core audiences of some of the country's largest and most popular brands. The ideal candidate for this full-time position will be passionate about editorial design, demonstrate strong typography skills, and have experience in photo direction. The Art Director is responsible for all visual aspects of assigned magazine title(s), newsletters, and other ancillary projects, in adherence with production schedules and processes. Titles may be established, in redesign or ground-up projects. In collaboration with the editors and account team members, insure client satisfaction and realization of marketing goals through proactive client communications and counseling, strategic planning, and the creation of top-quality marketing communications. Will interface with clients one-on-one, providing creative and strategic guidance. Also responsible for the support other projects as needed. Titles may include: Single Sponsor publications, Ad-based publications, Custom-Plus client pages, Custom-Plus (as well as some prototype execution). Experience: Minimum 5 years graphic design including 3 years publication-specific experience. Technical Skills: Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Power Point, Excel Skills Sets: Publication Design, Art Direction, Project Management (including workflow, schedule and budget), Basic Marketing, Customer Service, Communications (both verbal and presentation); Understanding of Web and Mobile design best practices a plus.

Editorial Designer -- Intermittent Freelance

Industrial Designer

We are seeking a talented Industrial Design, ideally with projects demonstrating an understanding of and experience with electrical consumer goods. Fluency with materials, engineering principles, electricity and everything else related to creating electrical consumer goods and guiding the prototyping and production process. Must be able to travel several times a year to oversee production abroad. We are open to various levels of experience depending on the individual candidate. However a strong portfolio is a must. This is a full time in-house position. amika is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or any other category protected by law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, or any other status of employment.

Junior Designer - Freelance

Hearst Magazines Consumer Marketing is seeking an energetic junior designer to join the in-house design team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a creative environment where he/she will help develop and maintain the visual direction of both digital and print marketing materials across 21 Hearst Magazine brands working closely with the lead designers and marketing team. Responsibilities: • Design on-brand digital and print marketing materials such as web banners, email initiatives, sweepstakes presentations, in-book print ads, direct mail and various other print pieces. • Create mock-ups as needed • Manage and update the online cover database • Help maintain general order and organization (servers, stock art, etc.)

Deputy Design Director

Chicago magazine has an exciting career opportunity for a creative and experienced deputy design director. You will collaborate with the design director on the monthly print magazine, designing features and departments, as well as designing the tablet edition and special inserts. The ideal candidate will have a strong editorial portfolio that demonstrates typography skills, excellent use and direction of photography and an inventive use of illustration. The deputy design director will work closely with the photo editor to commission photographs that enhance the magazine and will work tightly with various editors to ensure fresh and unique presentations of the content of the magazine. Responsibilities: • Design departments and features for the monthly magazine • Coach junior art department staff members • Work closely with editors to create and oversee the overall look of the magazine • Coordinate with production and editorial to make sure deadlines are met • Direct photoshoots • Commission illustrations • Under the direction of the design director, coordinate the recruitment and development of design/art interns as well as freelance designers • Work within budgets and ensure illustrators and photographers are paid in a timely manner • Step in to run the art department when the design director is away • Perform design work and projects for the brand's digital properties

Creative Director

Institutional Investor magazine is seeking an experienced, energetic creative director to lead the design of Institutional Investor, its sister publication, Institutional Investor's Alpha, as well as the magazines' websites, instiutionalinvestor.com and instutitionalinvestorsalpha.com. The individual will work closely with the editor, international editor, research director and managing editor to create, define and execute the visual strategy for all content. He/she will manage art and photography for the two magazines and websites and will work with freelance photographers, illustrators, and graphic designers. Digital design experience is essential. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Design stories and covers. • Manage the small team of designers, whose responsibilities include designing the magazine, assisting with both print and web production and prepping art for digital content. • Assist in updating institutionalinvestor.com by providing ideas for displaying content/charts/data and enhancing the overall user experience. • Shoot photographs as needed and be the visual steward for the brand across platforms. • Attend editorial and production meetings. • Manage and mentor the art team, share resources and help them find solutions when questions and challenges arise. Serve as a first line of approval for their work product. • Provide feedback and guidance to freelancers, ensuring quality expectations and deadlines are met. Requirements: • A bachelor's degree with 7-10 years of art direction experience. • Strong magazine and typographic expertise, with a keen eye for photography, illustration and overall design. • Ability to create exciting infographics, charts and visual explanations. • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator required, as well as experience designing digital content. • Thorough knowledge of image processing and retouching, color correction and CMYK pre-press and printing processes. • Experience visualizing and art directing photo shoots. • Ability to recruit, cultivate and retain freelance talent. • A proactive self-starter with a collaborative spirit and a can-do attitude. • Excellent organizational, communication and time management/multi-tasking skills. • An innate ability to be detail-oriented, consistent and reliable. • Must find satisfaction in contributing ideas and being hands-on to make the work happen. • Ability to navigate adversity and anticipate issues before they arise. • Ability to work on a tight budget.

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