Art Director, Austin Monthly Magazine

  • Job Description:
    Austin Monthly & Austin Home have an immediate opening for a talented Art Director. We are seeking a design professional with at least 7 years of experience to join the team of this growing, vibrant city magazine and its quarterly home publication. We value team players who are dedicated to creating a superior product every month and working collaboratively in an editorial environment where creative thinking, problem solving and multitasking are essential skills. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE • Lead and manage the magazine's art team, which includes a photo director, associate art director and ad designer • Design and layout of monthly issues of 200-plus page publication and quarterly issue of 110-plus page publication • Prepare files for printer • Work collaboratively with editor in chief in development of stories from idea phase to production • Design and lay out specialty publications • Offer design assistance to digital team working on the magazine's web site. • Manage monthly budget • Oversee overall look of Austin Monthly & Austin Home brands across platforms QUALIFICATIONS • 7 years experience in editorial design • Bachelors degree preferred • Advanced, working knowledge of Adobe Creative software and Macs • A clean and modern yet bold design aesthetic • Mastery of typography • Superior communication skills and a friendly, can-do attitude • The ability to work independently, while being receptive to feedback • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines • Consistent attention to detail • Creativity to conceptualize new approaches to recurring stories • Management experience preferred Please send cover letter, resume, and a link to online portfolio and/or three pdf editorial samples to jobs@austinmonthly.com Deadline for applications is May 25.
  • Position: Art Director
  • Company: Austin Monthly Magazine
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