Assistant Art Director

  • Job Description:
    Departures Magazine is seeking a strong designer to bring passionate dedication and creative collaboration to our magazine. The ideal candidates must be hard working, ambitious conceptual thinkers with strong typographic skills and a positive attitude. He/she will be responsible for designing pages for any or all sections of the magazine while striving to continually push and explore the visual direction. Candidates will conceptualize, assign and art direct illustration and, while under the supervision of the Design Director and Art Director, work closely with the photo department art directing imagery. He/she must have the ability to work closely with editors to assist in creating visually captivating design solutions while excelling at working both independently and in a team environment, paying close attention to detail and deadlines. Must also assist Production Manager with production tasks as needed. Responsible for working with editors and photo department to design front-of-book layouts and sections like BlackBook, a sizable news/notes package. Also, Perform administrative duties, such as issuing contracts to illustrators and trafficking color and page proofs. Act as backup to production manager, documenting and sending out art, liaising with Prepress house, when necessary.
  • Position: Art Director, Assistant
  • City: New York City
  • Region: NYC tri-state
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: American Express Publishing Corporation produces authoritative lifestyle content that empowers affluent, primed consumers – and the businesses that serve them – to make informed decisions. We tell customers where to fly, what to try, and what to buy next. Through the lens of five multi-media brands — Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Departures, Executive Travel and Black Ink —content is available in magazines, digitally, on-air, on mobile devices, in branded books, through membership clubs, at events, and throughout over 70 countries with 24 editions in 9 languages. Our custom media division uses the resources of American Express Publishing to create multi-platform content under individual client brand names. American Express Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Express Company. Follow us on Twitter @amexpublishing.
  • Company: American Express Publishing
  • How to Apply: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO THE AMERICAN EXPRESS CAREER WEBSITE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION; http://jobs.americanexpress.com/job/New-York-Assistant-Art-Director-Job-NY/2122148/
  • Job Requirements: American Express is an equal opportunity employer. Minimum 2 years experience in art and production departments at a consumer magazine. Proficiency in InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, plus working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator required. Knowledge of production systems and processes, a necessary plus. Extremely organized and detail-oriented, able to manage multiple projects under deadline pressure.
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