ICS - Associate Art Director

  • Job Description:
    RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibility includes the conceptualization, art direction and implementation of visual design and content across all channels--including the pages of AARP Publications, both the Magazine and Bulletin, their tablet iterations, book jackets, promotional and social media materials, and other internal and external AARP publications collateral. 2. Follow designs through from concept to print/digital production and the ability to quickly adapt to changes in design direction. 3. Have great visual conceptualization skills, a proven ability to hire and art direct the best illustrators and photographers, assist in the art direction of photo shoots, have exceptional publication design skills, and must have strong typographic skills 4. Must have strong leadership qualities, and ownership over work, while developing and executing the design and vision of the publications as established by the Senior Design staff. 5. Embrace teamwork and collaboration. Ability to work well under pressure, multitask and adhere to tight deadlines. Must be detail-oriented--strong organizational and time-management skills are a must. 6. In-depth knowledge of Adobe CS6 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). DPS experience a plus. 7. National magazine design experience preferred.
  • Position: Art Director, Assistant
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Region: Northeast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: Through the collective wisdom and energy of our members, AARP is doing amazing things to make life better for today's 50-plus population and generations that follow. In the face of constantly changing realities, AARP is a champion for social change. We help people navigate ageless realities — financial well-being, health, how to contribute to society and local communities, and how to fully enjoy life. AARP offers a wide range of benefits to attract diverse talent and encourages the development of internal talent through support, mentorship and educational opportunities. We're taking active steps to appeal to and engage a diverse pool of candidates. AARP fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that appreciates the richness of experience, knowledge and perspective that such a diverse staff will bring. AARP is a great place to work. We not only offer competitive salaries; excellent benefits; and opportunities to learn, grow and advance — we also have the chance every day at AARP to help people find opportunities and live life to the fullest.
  • Company: AARP
  • Contact Address: 601 E. Street, NW Washington, DC 20049
  • How to Apply: Click on this link to apply or copy and paste the URL into your browser: https://recruiting.aarp.org/psc/HCMPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?FolderPath=PORTAL_ROOT_OBJECT.HC_HRS_CE_GBL_&IsFolder=false&SiteId=111&
  • Job Requirements: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in art and design and 5+ years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position. Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop, DPS and Illustrator. Must have a publication design background and familiarity with app authoring software such as Adobe DPS a plus. Must have the ability to give direction to support staffers as well as take direction from senior design staffers. This position requires excellent management and communication skills as well as advanced print magazine production and digital production skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with art and editorial staff.
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