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Deputy Design Director

Chicago magazine has an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced Deputy Design Director. In this role you will manage the design and production of Chicago magazine's 8 yearly mini-magazine inserts, including setting up deadline schedule, scheduling necessary photo shoots and managing the budget for each magazine insert. You will also work on the monthly magazine and special inserts for Chicago magazine. The ideal candidate will have strong editorial design experience along with the ability to produce high-energy, high-impact work on a budget. Responsibilities: Design departments and features for the monthly magazine as requested by the Design Director. Coach junior art department staff members as needed Work closely with editors to create and oversee the overall look of what is produced Coordinate with production and editorial to make sure deadlines are met. Direct photo shoots as necessary. Assign illustrations to illustrators as necessary. Work closely with the photo editor to plan the proper visual look for stories. Under the direction of the Design Director, coordinate the recruitment and development of design/art interns as well as pool of freelance designers Invoice illustrators (and photographers, if requested) and make sure their bills are paid. Step in to run the art department when the Design Director is away; that requires a working knowledge of the budget, the goals for the department, and deadlines Perform design work and projects for the brand's digital properties as requested

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