Editorial Designer (Web and print)

  • Job Description:
    We're looking for a skilled graphic designer with a modern eye, a background in magazine design and production, proven experience creating marketing and sales collateral, and a demonstrated mastery of digital tools and HTML to join the publishing team at the American Marketing Association. PRIMARY PURPOSE AND JOB FUNCTION Responsible for creating the design and production of trade publications at the American Marketing Association. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Create the business news magazine's design and layout through the use of Apple computer equipment and the Adobe Creative Suite. 2. Collaborate closely with the editor in chief to determine how to convey each story visually, following the editor's artistic direction. Revise layouts as requested. 3. Incorporate supplied art, and source and purchase other images to suit story needs. 4. Ensure the consistent representation of the magazine's visual identity, online and off. 5. Ensure that all layouts meet the magazine's standards for style, text flow, alignment, etc. 6. Meet tight deadlines and scheduling parameters; juggle multiple ongoing projects. 7. Work within a cross-functional team of editors and production personnel to ensure timely publication of the magazine. Work cross-functionally with marketing and sales department on assigned collateral materials. 8. Design and produce direct mail, e-mail and other collateral pieces (both digital and print) for advertising, membership, event marketing and subscription needs, including projects such as brochures, media kits and creative promotions. Includes copywriting and message development of collateral pieces. 9. Collaborate with marketing department to ensure adherence to brand standards for all marketing and sales collateral. 10. Create graphic illustrations, photo spreads, charts, graphs, etc., electronically, with some scanning and downloading. 11. Oversee production of assigned projects, including work with outside pre-press and graphics service bureaus. 12. Work with outside suppliers of art and photography from concept through timely delivery of finished product.
  • Position: Designer
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • City: Chicago
  • Region: MidWest
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: The American Marketing Association (AMA) is a trade association serving more than 30,000 worldwide members in more than 90 countries and 400 chapters throughout North America. Founded in 1937 as a professional nonprofit organization for marketers, the AMA's purpose is to promote education; to assist in personal and professional career development among marketing professionals; and to advance the science and ethical practice of marketing disciplines. The AMA publishes a monthly flagship publication, Marketing News; two quarterly magazines, Marketing Insights and Marketing Health Services; and four academic journals, as well as e-newsletters and other Web-based offerings.
  • Company: American Marketing Association
  • Contact Address: 311 S. Wacker Drive, Ste. 5800 Chicago, IL 60606
  • Contact Email:jobopenings@ama.org
  • How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and résumé, relevant design samples, AND SALARY HISTORY to: AMA Attn: HR 311 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 5800 Chicago, IL 60606 Or to: jobopenings@ama.org
  • Job Requirements: - Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in visual communications, art or design from four-year college or university and a minimum of three years related magazine-design experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. - Modern aesthetic. Evidence of design flexibility and work displaying latest trends in magazine design. - Demonstrated experience concepting art layouts for both longer-form journalism and expert-written columns. Demonstrated experience creating clean, consistent copy flow and alignment. - Marketing collateral design and copywriting experience required. - Demonstrated proficiency in Macintosh versions of Adobe Creative Suite 6 or higher (Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign and InCopy), knowledge of Macintosh operating systems. Demonstrated proficiency in Dreamweaver, Illustrator and CSS, and basic principles of HTML. Working knowledge of PC (Windows) operating systems.
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