Art Director, Dallas Observer

  • Job Description:
    Dallas Observer has an immediate opening for an experienced editorial art director for both its online and in-print publications. The art director is responsible for all multimedia efforts, primarily overseeing photography which includes slide shows, as well as videography and illustration. He/she must be able to conceptualize and produce modern, sophisticated, and vibrant design for online presentations, covers, features, and special sections. This individual must be an exceptionally creative designer who has experience commissioning high-quality videography, photography and illustration, negotiating fees, clearing rights and managing a budget. The art director will balance strong leadership with strong collaboration in order to thrive in a team environment.
  • Position: Art Director
  • Area of Focus: Online
  • City: Dallas
  • Region: South West
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: VOICE Media Group, the company behind Dallas Observer, Phoenix New Times, Denver Westword and several other media outlets, is an American privately held media company focused on the creation of original news and entertainment content across print, mobile and web properties for the culturally aware consumer.
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance and 401(k); Paid time off your first year and 2 weeks of vacation after only 4 years; Additional optional benefits such as Legal Plan Services and Auto/Home Insurance
  • Company: VOICE Media Group / Dallas Observer
  • Contact Address: 3800 Maple Avenue, Suite 355, Dallas, Texas 75219
  • Contact
  • Contact Name: Sarah Schumacher
  • How to Apply: Send a brief cover letter, resume and a link to a PDF or portfolio site with at least seven examples of: editorial design and art direction, along with any personal illustration or photography work.
  • Job Requirements: Five years of editorial design experience is required. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to juggle several projects at once. The art director will work with and manage other designers in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Knowledge of PDF and postscript technology is beneficial. Other talents such as illustration, photography or video production are desirable. Applicants must have a superior understanding of typography and expert-level skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat.
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