• Job Description:

    Popular Mechanics magazine has an immediate opening for an associate-level freelance designer to work on both print and tablet editions of the magazine.


    What we're looking for:

    The associate-level freelance designer will collaborate closely with the senior art director to transform the print edition into interactive tablet editions. He or she will also collaborate with the design director, the photography director, and the editors to conceptualize and plan visuals for both print and tablet editions. The ideal candidate is someone who is a strong designer with a passion for magazines and is innovative and knowledgeable about technology trends, tablet software, and tools.


    -Bachelor's degree in related field.

    -5+ years consumer magazine experience.

    -Sophisticated sense of design, photography, and typography.

    -Problem-solving, interactive approach to design.

    -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong organizational and time-management skills. Ability to work well in a deadline-driven, collaborative environment.

    -Strong attention to detail.

    -Skilled in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, WoodWing, Adobe AIR, and HTML 5 a plus. Web/interactive design experience a plus.

  • About Our Company: Popular Mechanics is a national general-interest men's magazine covering science, technology, automotive, home and the adventure. In 2012 the American Society of Magazine Editors nominated Popular Mechanics for Magazine of the Year; General Excellence, Print; and for Multimedia, iPad. And 6 Medal Finalists and two gold medals from Society of Publication Designers. PopMech has a print circulation of 1.2 million and attracts 3 million monthly Web visitors to We’re No. 1 in our immediate competitive set and the fourth largest men’s magazine audience in the U.S. Popular Mechanics has three international editions with a total of 7 million readers each month and was the first Hearst magazine to launch on the iPad.
  • How to Apply: Please send a résumé, a link to an online portfolio, and five to 10 PDF samples (10 MB maximum) for consideration to: The subject line of your email must contain “Freelance Senior Designer.”
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