Art Director - The Kit

  • Job Description:
    As The Kit's creative standard-bearer, the Art Director shapes the look and feel of The Kit across all platforms. The ideal candidate has vision. He or she is committed to sustaining high-quality content and design and has a particular affection for fashion and beauty. The Art Director works strategically with the editorial team, and maintains a special focus on new ways to tell stories in the interactive magazine. They recruit and build talent, remove creative roadblocks and introduce external influences that inspire. They are collaborative, positive, motivated, with a record of inspiring staff to deliver captivating work across multiple platforms. They also have the credentials and portfolio to prove it. They are full of ideas and juggle the bigger picture with the needs of supporting a weekly newspaper feature. The Art Director has strong relationships with visual creators and in the fashion and beauty industries. We require at least five years' experience in news or magazine design, plus prior experience in photography direction for beauty and fashion. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES -Oversee creative direction of The Kit's design and layout on all platforms -Provide on-set art direction for all major shoots and trains team to provide on-set art direction -Coach and inspire team of three designers -Collaborate with editorial team on art for stories and major shoots -Design covers and key features -Goal setting and performance evaluations of art staff twice per year -Oversee selection and commissions of freelance art contributors and identify new visual creators whose work should be featured in The Kit -Manage and works within art department budget -Along with the Editor-in-Chief, drive growth in staff skills so The Kit remains a digital media leader -Creative oversight of advertorials and special projects -Helps uphold the quality, values and characteristics of The Kit brand -Assists with other duties for the good of The Kit
  • Position: Art Director
  • Area of Focus: Fashion
  • City: Other
  • Region: Other
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: The Kit is a fashion and beauty magazine that publishes 10 issues of an interactive magazine and 46 weekly newspaper features each year. Our full-time team of editors and designers is based in Toronto and creates stories that share inspiring and chic ideas for looking great every day. The Kit is distributed in the Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal and Vancouver Sun. The Kit is a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. To get in touch, visit TheKit.ca
  • Company: The Kit
  • Contact Address: The Kit 1 Yonge St. Toronto ON M5E 1E6
  • Contact Email:hiring@thekit.ca
  • How to Apply: Email resume and previous work to hiring@thekit.ca
  • Job Requirements: SKILLS & EXPERIENCE -Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and interpersonal -Five years in a senior design role in newspaper or magazine publishing -Prior experience with art direction of photo shoots -Experience managing and directing staff -Advanced knowledge of InDesign
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