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Art Director - Seattle Met

Seattle Met magazine has an immediate opening for Art Director. This position is a senior leadership position in an award-winning publication dedicated to the highest standards in editorial and design and based in one of the nation's most desirable places to live.

RESPONSIBILITIES The Art Director will set and maintain standards for all art content --design, photography, illustration and production--for Seattle Met. Duties include design or design approval of magazine art content; assigning and editing photography and illustrations and cultivating relationships with freelance photographers and illustrators. This person must have creative vision, the ability to generate original concepts, a high level of design sophistication, a keen eye for photography, and exceptional typography skills.The ability to create images using infographics or typography is a must. The art director will hire and supervise a deputy art director, recruit interns, and manage workflow with firm deadlines, and work in daily collaboration with editorial and production teams.  In addition, the art director will manage and oversee branding and design for marketing materials, direct mail, etc.

EXPERIENCE: Qualified candidates must have at least 5 years of experience designing or art directing for a national or regional consumer magazine and at least 2 years of experience hiring, managing, and mentoring designers; managing a budget; art directing photo shoots including portraits, food and fashion, still and documentary photos.

SKILLS: Education and techical background must include expert skills in InDesign, Mac Photoshop and Illustrator, extensive knowledge and stylish use of type, photography, and illustration. Best candidates will have a bachelor's degree in graphic design or similar field and bring outstanding conceptual and organizational skills to a fast-paced workplace. Web skills, including design, video, and interactive media are a huge plus. Being a magazine design geek and fun to work with helps too.

Please send cover letter, resume, and PDFs or links to relevant samples to and put "Art Director" in the subject line. No phone calls.
About Seattle Met
Seattle Metropolitan magazine has been the top-selling magazine in the greater metropolitan area, having won many awards including General Excellence from the City and Regional Magazine Association, Folio, Communication Arts, and multiple Society of Professional Journalists awards.  Seattle Met is published by Sagacity Media Inc., who also publishes Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom, Portland Monthly, Portland Monthly Bride & Groom.