Editorial Designer

  • Job Description:
    The American Marketing Association has an opportunity for an Editorial Designer to join the team at Marketing News, the AMA's flagship publication. Marketing News covers the latest news, trends, strategies and theories in marketing. Our magazine's feature-level stories focus on "second-day" coverage of business news, delving beyond the headlines to find the marketing peg. We write about everything from corporate America, to sports, to politics and entertainment, always focusing on how marketing enters the picture through branding, innovation, promotions, sponsorships, social media, etc. 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Create the design and layout through the use of Apple computer equipment and the Adobe Creative Suite for the monthly issues of Marketing News, the AMA's flagship publication. 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. Incorporate supplied art, and sources and purchases other images to suit story needs. Ensure the consistent representation of Marketing News' visual identity, online and off. Ensure that all layouts meet the magazine's standards for style, text flow, alignment, etc. Meet tight deadlines and scheduling parameters; juggle multiple ongoing projects. 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. 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. Collaborate with marketing department to ensure adherence to brand standards for all marketing and sales collateral. Create graphic illustrations, photo spreads, charts, graphs, etc., electronically, with some scanning and downloading. Oversee production of assigned projects, including work with outside pre-press and graphics service bureaus. Work with outside suppliers of art and photography from concept through timely delivery of finished product.
  • Position: Designer
  • 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 non-profit 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.
  • Company: American Marketing Association
  • Contact Address: 311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 5800 Chicago, IL 60606
  • Contact Email:jobopenings@ama.org
  • Contact Name: Kelly Scullin-Javier, Human Resources Manager
  • How to Apply: Qualified candidates may apply by emailing jobopenings@ama.org and must provide a cover letter and résumé, relevant design samples, AND SALARY HISTORY.
  • Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in visual communications, art or design from four-year college or university. A minimum of three years of related magazine-design experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 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 HTML. Working knowledge of PC (Windows) operating systems.
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