Assistant Art Director

  • Job Description:
    This is an entry-level contract and 4 month paid design position for those looking to get experience and a foot in the door. The Assistant Art Director will report to the Art Director and Executive Editor and be primarily responsible for the creation, construction, and digital adaptation of the advertorial content for four product guides--buyer's guide, apparel guide, resort/heli guide, and holiday gift guide. During the development of the advertorial catalog pages, they will be expected to maintain consistent contact with the respective editors appropriate for that content to ensure that all the brands/resorts are meeting the project guidelines of the catalog pages. In addition, they will supply the sales team with updated PDF proofs of the advertorial pages for the clients to review and approve after no more than three separate revisions. They may also be asked to help out with various random projects as they arise during the production season, as well as gaining insight into the overall design process of putting together a magazine. Located in beautiful Carlsbad, CA.
  • Position: Art Director, Assistant
  • Area of Focus: Production
  • City: Other
  • Region: SoCal
  • Duration: Part-time
  • About Our Company: About POWDER: For 45 years, POWDER, The Skier's Magazine, has been produced by and for those who embrace skiing, and is developed through a collective love of two things: good skiing and quality storytelling. Since its inception in 1972, POWDER, also known as The Skier's Bible, has been based on authenticity, experience, and respect for its readers-the most passionate, dedicated, and loyal in the sport. For more information, please visit About TEN: TEN: The Enthusiast Network LLC is the world's premier network of enthusiast brands, such as POWDER, BIKE, SUP, SURFER, SURFING, Transworld titles, Canoe & Kayak, and GrindTV. With more than 60 publications, 100 Web sites, the world's largest automotive VOD channel, 800 branded products, 50+ events, TV and radio programs, TEN creates and delivers content that informs, entertains, inspires and connects with enthusiasts every day. For more information visit
  • Benefits: Best crew in the Ski Industry
  • Company: Powder Magazine
  • Contact Address: 2052 Corte Del Nogal Carlsbad, CA 92011
  • Contact
  • Contact Name: Tyler Hartlage
  • How to Apply: Please submit resume, portfolio or work samples (website preferred), and personalized cover letter to POWDER Art Director Tyler Hartlage at NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid U.S. working permit.
  • Job Requirements: -A love of the outdoors, mountains, snow, and skiing (or snowboarding) -Strong practical understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) -Excellent communication, organizational skills, attitude, and work ethic -Working knowledge of clipping paths and image preparation techniques for print and web output -A good understanding of typographic, print, and web design theory -Excellent understanding of information design, relationships, and hierarchies -Strong illustrative and logo design skills - Inquisitive observation skills and a keen mind for alternative solutions -Passion for graphic, print, and web design *This is a contract position and the selected candidate will receive payment upon completion of each stage of the project.
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