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Senior Art Director

Objective Ad Age seeks a Senior Art Director with exceptional design and organizational skills to work with our talented newsroom team to plan, design and produce high-impact editorial pages, graphics, data and other related content that will tell stories in interesting, new and unique ways. Additionally, the role will serve to drive the design of Ad Age digital products, event collateral, motion graphics and other projects taken on by our studio where a designer's expertise can inform and enhance the experience of our brand. This person will report directly to the creative director of the newly-organized, all-platform Ad Age Studio which supports the editorial, marketing, product and business teams' creative needs. The Senior Art Director must be able to produce conceptually-driven content in print, with strong sophisticated design and typography, while also working through day-to-day operations of an art department which is pursuing multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously. In addition, the candidate must have a strong background in working with and directing talent, photographers, agents, and illustrators, being very adept at assigning, producing and sourcing original and pickup imaging. A strong original assignment illustration portfolio is a must. Finally, the Senior Art Director will collaborate with stakeholders outside of the department to complete projects ranging from digital product designs to special publications and supplements. This individual should excel at working both independently as well as in a collaborative team environment. And because of the nature of what we do, the successful candidate must be able to work from Ad Age headquarters in Manhattan and have schedule flexibility as work cycles up and down, particularly being available on nights when magazine pages are closing to press. No relocation assistance is available; local candidates only, please. Responsibilities Collaborate with editors, studio colleagues (designers/producers/freelancers), and business colleagues in the office and remotely to create conceptually and visually engaging stories for the legendary Advertising Age print magazine, which has 24 issues annually (bi-weekly) plus several special issue publications throughout the year Manage and complete imaging research requests in the art desk queue, in a timely fashion, for stories posting throughout the day to and Ad Age Creativity Lead and heavily contribute to the efforts of the studio designers across various Ad Age channels Produce imaging/photography research for various stories and manage selects Assign, produce and/or execute various original illustrations, photography and designs for Advertising Age magazine in print and on screen Occasionally attending and/or directing photo shoots as necessary Negotiate and process contracts and invoices for Ad Age editorial photographers and illustrators as necessary Assist creative director in maintaining the annual editorial imaging budget in collaboration with the art director Traffic-manage print projects for production and digital projects for the web Prepare press-ready PDFs (direct-to-plate, PDF X1a standards) Collaborating with manufacturing, manage production scheduling (page-ship schedule) and assist creative director and art director with staffing/freelance resource planning for various print projects including the editorial flagship magazine Work on various other design projects as requested by the creative director or general manager of marketing and brand Other duties as needed

Art Director

Ad Age, the premier publication for the marketing and advertising industries, is seeking a dynamic, visionary Art Director who can give our brand a level of design excellence that matches the quality of our award-winning journalism. The Art Director will be an expert in visual storytelling and creating covers that demand attention. He or she will be able to work with our talented newsroom team to plan, design and produce high-impact editorial pages, striking infographics and other related editorial content - largely in print, but also on digital platforms -- that will tell stories in interesting, new and unique ways. He or she will be given not only the charge of creating excellent visual content but of instilling a culture of visual excellence. He or she will bring creativity, energy and a stream of ideas to our brand.

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