Senior Designer

  • Job Description:
    Down East Magazine is looking for an ambitious and talented Senior Designer to join our staff at our Rockport headquarters. This is a full-time salaried position. The perfect candidate is passionate about Maine and magazine publishing and is looking to be an essential part of a fast-paced, high-performing creative team. The job requires a highly creative mindset, an exceptional design eye, and significant, demonstrated experience in magazine design. Day-to-day tasks will include: • Developing visual story concepts • Designing FOB, BOB, and features for Down East magazine • Designing ancillary products • Readying pages for pre-press • Project-managing freelance designers
  • Position: Designer
  • Region: Northeast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: Down East Enterprise, Inc. is a multimedia company based in Rockport, Maine. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine is the largest paid circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State. A digital version of Down East was launched in February 2013. For six decades, Down East has been the authority on Maine, and today continues to capture readers’ attention with an insider look at contemporary life in Maine. People who love Maine love Down East.
  • Company: Down East Enterprises
  • Contact Address: P.O. Box 679, Camden, Maine 04843
  • Contact Email:mmclaughlin@downeast.com
  • Contact Name: Meaghan McLaughlin, Human Resources
  • How to Apply: Email, Mail, no phone calls please
  • Job Requirements: • 3 to 5 years minimum editorial magazine design experience • An exceptional aesthetic eye • A commanding knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and additional technologies • A strong creative sensibility and the confidence to come up with and suggest innovative ideas • The ability to multi-task and manage many projects at once, all while juggling various deadlines • An active knowledge of social media, digital, and publishing trends • A strong work ethic • Great people skills Travel around the state is required, as is representing the company at numerous events throughout the year. This position is not entry-level; 3 to 5 years or more of editorial magazine design experience is required. Applications should include a statement about why you want the job, your résumé or C.V., and a portfolio.
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