Milwaukee Magazine Art Director

  • Job Description:
    Milwaukee Magazine, one of the nation's most respected city and regional magazines, is searching for an art director. Known for its award-winning in-depth profiles, investigative features, reader service pieces and top-notch dining and entertainment packages, the magazine is central to Milwaukee's media landscape. We are located in the Historic Third Ward, mere steps from Lake Michigan, and have a front-row view of the city's burgeoning downtown while we serve the entire metro Milwaukee area. We are looking for an enthusiastic editorial designer with a passion for journalism and dedication to reflecting Milwaukee's creativity, diversity and vibrancy in our expanding, multi-platform media brand. The art director will shape the overarching voice, tone and direction of Milwaukee Magazine's art content with a creative vision that generates original concepts and displays a high level of design sophistication. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for photography and exceptional typography skills. The ability to create images using infographics or typography is a must. The ability to illustrate is a plus. Experience: Five years of experience designing or art directing for a national or regional consumer magazine or B2B publication preferred. Minimum two years of experience hiring, managing, and mentoring designers; managing a budget; and producing photo shoots including portraits, food, fashion and still photos. Skills: Education and technical background must include expert skills in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Web skills including design, video and interactive media are a plus. RESPONSIBILITIES: •Design and lay out monthly issues of 100-plus page publication •Work collaboratively with editors in development of stories from idea phase to production •Supervise the senior designer, graphic designer and staff photographer •Manage part-time photo, design and video interns •Cultivate and expand the magazine's network of freelance photographers, illustrators and artists •Manage workflow and monthly deadlines •Prepare photos and design files for printer •Assign projects to contributing artists and direct photo shoots as needed •Manage custom publications in tandem with regular issues •Manage monthly budget •Oversee overall look of Milwaukee Magazine brand across platforms Qualifications •5 years experience in editorial design •Strong background in monthly magazines preferred •Bachelor's degree preferred •Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative software and Macs •A clean, crisp and innovative 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 with the ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines •Consistent attention to detail •Creativity to conceptualize new approaches to recurring topics Additional Company Information We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Drug Free Workplace
  • Position: Art Director
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • City: Other
  • Region: MidWest
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Company: Milwaukee Magazine
  • How to Apply: Please apply online (https://us1.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_QuadGraphics01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=66212,8923696948&key=33996197&c=567235957246&pagestamp=sejhhkkfswweqtgjon)
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